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Hi I'm Reuben Ortega

I grew up in Idaho. I am a father of four. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of four beautiful children and have been married to an exceptional woman for almost 11 years. I love playing football, fixing computers and wresting with my kids. I am an attorney who focuses on corporate law. I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home with two religions. When I was 10 years old I was given the opportunity to be baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I followed my Catholic father's advice and decided to give my whole heart to my choice. I now know that God is my Heavenly Father and He has a plan for me here on earth. Jesus Christ is central to that plan in that he atoned for my sins and broke the bonds of death by being resurrected. I believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is being taught in its fulness and with God's priesthood authority in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to emulate the life of the Savior Jesus Christ. My efforts to follow the Savior begin in my home. The focus of my faith is my family. I hope my efforts to teach my children the gospel and help them grow up understanding their place in Heavenly Father's Plan show the true fruits of living my faith. Outside of the home I spend my time visiting and providing service to the local congregation, my neighbors and ultimately the community. I am blessed to serve many other church members and hope that I can be an example of the Savior. I pray daily, read my scriptures and work on becoming a better person... that is how I live my faith.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Reuben Ortega
The Book of Mormon is another witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ, that He really lived, that He was and is God’s Son. It contains the writings of ancient prophets located on the American continent. The Book of Mormon is a collection of the writings of their prophets and record keepers. It is named after Mormon, one of the last of these ancient prophets. The book contains the teachings of Jesus Christ, testifying of His Atonement and His love. It supports and verifies the Bible. The Book of Mormon was translated from an ancient text and help answer simple questions such as the proper mode and manner of baptism. It concludes with a great promise that those who read it and sincerely pray about it can know by the Holy Ghost that it is true (Moroni 10:4). Show more Show less