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Hi I'm Wade Reed

I'm a businessman, father of 5, and I'm a 7th generation Mormon.

About Me

Anyone else love the mountains? I do and it doesn't get much better than Utah for that! I love to ride some of the most epic mountain bike trails in America, including the Wasatch Crest Trail. My work as a Mentor and Financial Advocate allows me the flexibility to spend lots of time with my wife and 3 great children. Family is what makes this world so great for me. What gets me excited each day is being able to teach others how to live more prosperously by doing what they are passionate about. What else do I like? Mountain biking, outdoors, business, reading, playing with my kids

Why I am a Mormon

I love that I was raised Mormon! For me, it is the epitome of Christianity. I descend from 6 generations of faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have always had the gift of obedience in my life, so living what others view as strict standards of character and health came easily for me. My biggest challenge came while serving as a missionary in France for 2 years. The first year was beautifully brutal. My testimony was challenged from many angles and I was forced to really search why I was a Mormon...Why I believed in the Book of Mormon, when the majority of the Christian world either doesn't know of it or rejects it. I was forced to study the Bible more thoroughly to try to understand why there would be a need for God to bring forth another book of scripture. So, I studied the New Testament, in particular. You know what happened? I got very clear. Why? Because I found the language of the New Testament to be both poetic and confusing. It testifies of Christ's ministry beautifully, provided direction on how to live as a disciple of Christ, but lacked clarity on how to organize and administer His Church. I left my serious study feeling confused at each session. So what did I do? I applied what I have learned all my life, that God hears and answers prayers on an individual level. He knows me intimately, so why would he leave me in darkness? As I searched, pondered, and prayed, I felt undeniably that God revealed His dealings with the early inhabitants of the America's as a 2nd, clarifying witness of His Son's divinity. The Book of Mormon only supported what all other Christians accept as truth, so why wouldn't I live by its principles as well. It became very simple from there. And I became a very powerful tool in God's hands as a missionary! So, with my personal and undeniable witness of the truthfulness and divinity of the Book of Mormon, I choose to be active in my faith as a Mormon!

How I live my faith

What I love about being a Mormon, is that I have unlimited opportunity for service, both in my local congregation (ward), and in my community. I am active in my ward mission. In fact I recently assisted the full-time missionaries assigned to work in our area to teach and fellowship a man who was investigating the Church. It was after 10 years of exposure to us as a people that he finally decided to get serious about adding a deeper spirituality and connection to God in his life. He chose to be baptized because he had received his own testimony through study and prayer. Since I am an ordained Elder, and hold proper authority from Christ, passed down from his Apostles Peter, James, and John, he asked me to be the one to baptize him. What a special experience that was! I love doing His work! Additionally, I actively participate in community emergency preparedness and local neighborhood watch. What's more, is that I will likely be called by the Bishop to serve in some other capacity in the future. Possibly to help lead the young men's organization or the Sunday School again. I have worked as the Clerk for the ward a few years ago. It's great! You get to do a little bit of everything, and know you are making a difference!