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Hi I'm Reid.

I'm a Dad who works for a pharmaceutical company. I love spending my free time with my family. I am a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost, I'm happy to say that I'm the father of 4 great kids. My family means everything to me, and I love spending time with my wife and children. With a lot of hard work, I graduated from college with a Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology with an emphasis in Biology Teaching. I taught middle school science for 9 years in two different states. I earned a Master's Degree in Education to further my learning of how to be a great science teacher. Later, I had a career change and currently work for a major pharmaceutical company selling a specialty medicine for people affected with hemophilia. Other than spending free time with my family, I love to volunteer my time with the Boy Scouts of America as a merit badge counselor, work on my model rocketry hobby, or spend time working in my yard at home.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was already members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons). Today I'm a member of the Mormon church because I know that it contains all the teachings that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ would like his children on earth to know. When I was a young teen, I really wanted to know for myself that the Book of Mormon was a companion book of scripture to the Bible. At the time I had friends outside of my church trying to tell me otherwise. It was also a scary time for someone like me living with a genetic blood disease that caused me to have infusions of blood products 3 times a week. Those blood products were often infected with viruses that caused many of my hemophiliac friends to die. I wanted to learn for myself that the life I had chosen to live as a Mormon was a correct one and that I could depend on Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in those scary years of not knowing if the medicine I was using could also possibly lead to my death. I decided to read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was true. Through the power of the Holy Ghost, I learned for myself that the Book of Mormon was a true book that our Heavenly Father wanted us to have in these latter days. I'm so glad I did that! By being a Mormon, I have a solid rock of faith for me to follow as a way of life. I know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have a plan of happiness for all his children. The teachings I follow have been the anchor for me on how I have chosen to live my life, find someone to marry that had the same beliefs I did, and raise my family in a belief system of righteous standards to follow.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the teachings of Jesus Christ. I also follow the 10 commandments and believe they were commandments, and not merely suggestions. Every Sunday I attend church with my family. At church, we are asked to volunteer our time in various roles. We have a lay ministry, where no one is paid to work in the various callings and roles that are we are asked to fill. During the first hour at church, members all gather in the chapel for our worship service. This meeting's main purpose is to pray and give thanks for the atonement of Jesus Christ, by partaking of the sacrament in remembrance of Him. Next, both men and women teach gospel principles from the pulpit. Both my wife and I have been a speaker at church several times. At the end of this meeting, members of our church separate up into different Sunday School Classes. Over the past ten years, I've been asked to volunteer as a boy scout leader, I've spent time as the president of our young men's organization, I've taught the New Testament in Sunday School to teens, helped out in missionary work, and currently I volunteer at church by being the Employment Specialist to members of our congregation seeking employment or are looking for better employment. At work, I often take clients out to lunch or dinner to discuss business issues and transactions. Clients often ask me why I haven't chosen a glass of wine or have a cocktail with my meal. I believe that the Lord has given to us a law of health about how we should abstain from certain things like alcohol, tobacco, and other harmful substances and by doing so, we will be blessed. I know that my clients respect me for the values I have because of the way I live my life as a Mormon. By being a member of my church, it truly is a way of life where members look out for one another, especially in times of trouble. I love being a Mormon because it has taught me how to live my life in a more Christ-like way.