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Hi I'm Rex

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly called Mormons from a pioneer family from Mexico.

About Me

Hi I joined the LDS Church as a youth and the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ have been the foundation of my life. I went to grade school and high school in Phoenix, Arizona and then to University studies at BYU and CSU. During those years I took a two year leave to serve as an LDS missionary in the central United States. My family and career started about the same time as I completed this missionary service. I have been married twice and have 5 great kids with 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grand child at this time. My family and church have been a wonderful source of joy and fulfillment. From the time the children were small, sitting on my lap in church meetings to the blessings of weddings in the House of the Lord and on to the joy of grandchildren and the happiness they bring. In parallel with family I had a wonderful career as an Electrical Engineer/Manager at Hewlett Packard corporation. This experience introduced me to many great people and gave me insight into much of the great technology that we have today. From the precision voltmeters that I initially worked on to the first electronic calculators, personal computers and then the peripheral devices I had the opportunity to see how we can "multiply and replenish the earth" in many ways that expand man's capabilities to serve one another. I am now retired and enjoy a more relaxed life with my sweet wife Patricia. Visiting children and families, church service and biking (pedal) help me feel young.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandparents and most great grandparents were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. So, at age eight, I was baptized and attended church regularly with my parents. When I was in my second year of college I had to make decision about how much the church meant to me and if I really wanted to put the energy in it took to be a faithful "Mormon". I remember thinking "I don't know if the church is true or not but I do know that most of the people I am acquainted with that live its principles seem to be happier than other folks I know. So why not try it, if it is true you are on the right path, if it is not true, you are still going to be happy." With that I started my serious commitment to living the principles the Savior taught. My parents had taught us to pray at home so I took this occasion to pray, attend church regularly and take some religion courses at school. Not long after I prayed about suspending my university studies and asked about serving as a missionary. I had the distinct impression I should. As I served as a missionary and taught others I saw dramatically what a difference the Gospel of Jesus Christ could make in the lives of God's children. I also now saw this in my own life and experienced the joy of being a disciple of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have had opportunities over the years to serve in many different ways. In church this has included being a nursery leader, a Sunday School teacher, a Scout Master, and leader in many of the church organizations. Most of all I hope I have been an example of how Jesus would have us live. I know I have failed in some ways but I have always tried to be a honest, friendly and upright person.