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Hi I'm Rex Montgomery

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

ABOUT ME I was born and grew up in Heber City, Utah. I began work at age eight in my father’s service station. After two years at Brigham Young University, I served a mission in Argentina. Upon return, I spent two years in the Army. Following graduate work, I accepted a job with the U.S. government. In fulfillment of the patriarchal blessing given me, I have lived in or visited over 67 different countries, serving as an advisor to the governments of four of them. In my travels, I have seen many sides of life: the rich, the poor, the humble and the elite. As I look back on my past, I see threads of joy and patches of sorrow. I remember lying paralyzed and blind for five months at age seventeen,as my funeral was discussed. Then nurses and doctors lining up to say goodbye as I walked past with a lively step. They said it was a miracle. I remember the typhoon in Taiwan that tossed cars above my roof, and the earthquake that leveled entire towns. I remember bombs falling on rebels in Turkey, tanks attacking just a block from my apartment. I remember a wife trying to steal out of the country saying she no longer loved me or our two little children, I hear the sobs of a little threee-year-old girl pleading for Heavenly Father to help us find a new mommy. . .

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of answers to prayers and blessings received through the Priesthood. I am a Mormon because, in the gospel, I am a part of a family where ever I go. It is the same in every corner of the earth, and nothing can compare to the joy and warmth that it brings into your life. I am also a Mormon because of my rich and priceless heritage, a legacy of courage, of suffering and conviction. My grandparents in Scotland and Sweden heard the gospel message and heeded the call to come to Zion, crossing oceans and plains. Like many who left their homeland and made the trek west, they walked most of the way, with great sacrifice and suffering, including the loss of loved ones. Still their faith never waivered. On both sides of my family there were those who knew the prophet Joseph Smith personally. Each bore strong witness that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was a living prophet.

How I live my faith

It is not always easy. Sometimes the heartaches and the burdens seem more than I can bear. But I am never alone. Each trial and test seems to take me closer to my Heavenly Father, as I talk to Him each morning and as I say goodnight at the end of the day. It also helps bring a peace and sweet spirit when I perform my duties in the temple as a Temple Ordinance Worker, where I have served for the past 10 years, and when my LITTLE BROTHER and I play the piano and conduct Sing-alongs in the community for elderly folks in rest homes and retirement centers. I served 10 years in the BIG BROTHER PROGRAM here in San Antonio, Texas where I now reside.