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Hi I'm Reid Folsom

I was born in Canada, raised in Montana and love most outdoor activities. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Reid. I am 45 years old and have been married for 20 years. I have 1 son and 3 daughters. We live in Washington State and love spending time as a family water skiing and wake boarding. I have many interests which include mountain biking, amateur mountaineering, and anything outdoors. Time as a family is my favorite, whatever the event may be. I have been a dentist for 16 years and have participated with a group based out of Utah that provides medical outreach to the country of Guatemala. It is a wonderful thing to feel like you are helping others. My family and friends have provided me with the greatest happiness that I feel is attainable in this life. My oldest and only son is a freshman at BYU in Provo Utah and my 3 girls are at home- involved in everything imaginable.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for a multitude of reasons. I have a rich family heritage in the LDS church. My ancestors suffered many things after they joined this church, and as a young boy hearing these stories could not help but leave a lasting impression on my mind. My father served a mission in the late 1950's in Taiwan. Hearing stories of his service also affected my young mind. This all had an impact that partially led to my serving a mission in the mid 1980's. At this time I had to find out for myself if the teachings of my youth were in fact true. I had breezed through the scriptures previously but study and sincere prayer had not happened. Early as a missionary I knelt in prayer, having just finished reading the Book of Mormon, and at that point I had an experience sacred to me that left me doubting nothing about my faith. Later through additional study I was amazed at the Church that Christ established while he lived on the earth. It was the same church that I have belonged to my whole life. Study and prayer are a constant that perpetually help me on a daily basis to remind me of that event, now years ago, that solidified my testimony. I also have a keen understanding that I must continue to nourish myself spiritually if I am to continue faithful in this life so that I can have the blessings promised to me by my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day in how I treat others. In my work, home, and church assignments I truly try to serve. I have a partner at work that is Catholic. In my association with him I try each day to work and act so that he can have only good things to say about working with a Mormon. In church assignments and service I have had many blessings. Getting to know and serve those around me is true happiness. In the course of 6 months I had several close friends pass away. Sitting by them through the night, giving priesthood blessings, and lastly speaking at their funerals blessed my life more than their families. It is how I live my faith. Da