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Hi I'm Reva Dear

I am a daughter, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in rural MS. At the age of ten I was baptized along with my father and two brothers. I loved my church family but as I became a young adult it was difficult to live the gospel as I knew I should as everyone else around me ate, drank and were merry. After getting married to a non-member I was blessed to have two children; a son and then two and a half years later a daughter. I knew they needed to be raised in the church but it was hard to return. The ward that I tried to attend didn't feel like the little branch of my youth, but one sister decided to live her calling as my visiting teacher and took care of me and my children even though we didn't attend church. She made sure we had the love and understanding that Christ would have shown us. As my children grew we had the opportunity to move to Maryland and Heavenly Father gave me a message that it was time to return to the gospel. My husband had found a home for rent and took us to see it. As we left he wanted to show us a short cut which took us by a small branch of the Church; only half a mile from this house. I knew this was from my Father. With some prodding from me, the children and I began going to church. They both were baptized after my daughter the youngest turned 8. We have been active ever since. I have gone to the temple and received my own endowments, my son has served a mission, and both children have married in the temple. I now live in LA and serve in primary in a small branch.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm mormon because I know my life has been blessed so many times by my Father in Heaven. He gave me loving parents who taught me what was right. Even though I made decisions in my life to live against his will He has always taken me back in and comforted me when I felt alone and scared. I know that he forgives. During my life Heavenly Father has watched over me and placed people in my life. He gave me a husband that supports my efforts to live the gospel even though he is not a member of the church. He has given me two children who I love with all my heart. My family is so very important to me and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints sustains me in being a mother and grandmother. I'm a Mormon so that I can live as an example for others; my family, my friends, my co-workers, but most importantly my husband. I pray that one day I will be sealed in the temple to my husband and with my children for time and all eternity. "I know my savior lives and loves me too..."

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is not just a thing you do on Sunday. Being a Mormon means that every day you live your life in a way so that you become a better person. I live my faith by following the guidelines of the Church. I don't smoke, I don't do drugs, I don't drink alcohol and I don't even drink drinks with caffeine. I try to stay physically fit and mentally alert. I do this because my body is a gift from my Father in Heaven. I also try to read and study the teachings of God so that I may know for myself the things I should do to be more like Him. I try to be a good neighbor and friend. I enjoy serving others by helping them with things they are in need of. I try to always let those around me know that I truly care about them and their needs. I try to live as an example at work and show others that being a Mormon is not what is often portrayed on television. I also have learned to show love to others even when it is difficult. I have the privilege of teaching a class of 4 - 7 year olds each Sunday at Church. I love being able to learn from the sweet spirit that these children have. I love the lessons and the music that we learn with the children as it is so basic and so true. I love the people that are in my small church family. I pray to my Father that he continues to watch over my family, friends and those in need.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Reva Dear
I truly believe in the Prophet of God. Our Prophet today is Thomas S. Monson; he leads and guides us by direct and divine guidance of our Heavenly Father. I do not believe that our Father in Heaven would feel differently about us as his children than He did in the time of Noah, Abraham or Moses. We need guidance now just as much or maybe even more than they did. We need a Prophet that is able to see and know what is right for us to do each and every day and he can do that by getting and giving the direction we need as children of God. Show more Show less