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Hi I'm Reece

I am Mormon because I know the truth and would be straight up lying if I denied the truth.

About Me

I am a simple kind of man. I have many hobbies that include playing sports of all kinds, working out, eating, watching movies, hanging out, and pretty much down to do anything if it does not harm me spiritually. I am actually on my mission right now in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but I am going to attend BYU Idaho after it. People in my town know who I am because I was an athlete, and also did boy scouts and really gave an effort to be kind to everyone.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know that my savior lives. I know that through the gospel my family can be together forever. I know that our prophet is a man called of God. I know Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ in the sacred Grove and translated the Book of Mormon with the Power of God. I try with everything to follow the commandments of the Lord because I love him, I will do anything he asks. I know this church is true. I know it is the one and only true church.

How I live my faith

Before I was called on my mission I was a primary teacher. I also went hometeaching as often as I could.I tried to the best of my ability to magnify my callings and remained worthy to use the priesthood. I am also always willing to serve those around me with whatever they need just as long as they ask.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Reece
The Book of Mormon is a record of our Heavenly Fathers dealings with the ancient peoples of the American continent. The Bible gives account of the people in the eastern part of the world, while the Book of Mormon does so for the western part of the world. It contains as does the Bible the fullness of the everlasting gosple ( Book of Mormon Introduction). This book starts off with a prophet named Lehi who lived in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. God commanded him to lead his family and some friends to the American continent where they started great civilizations. These civilizations were known as the Nephites and the Lamanites. God continued to call prophets for these people. The Book of Mormon is a collection writings by these prophets. It is called The Book of Mormon because the prophet Mormon abridged the writings of these prophets. The crowing event in the Book of Mormon is the personal ministry of Jesus Christ to these people. I know that the Book of Mormon is true because I followed the promise found in Moroni 10: 3-5 and I invite you to do the same. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Reece
Your body has two parts. We have a physical body and a spiritual body. The mortal body houses your spirit and it was created by God in his image. Me personally I think we must take care of our bodies because they are a gift from God. Also what happens to one body affects the other. If you subject the physical body with drugs and other harmful substances it also damages your spirit. Even not nourishing your body with healthy food and excercise can affect both of them as well. Taking care of our bodies shows Heavenly Father that we are thankful for what he has gave us and after all it is a commandment to take care of our bodies like a temple. As we do these things we will be blessed with good health spiritually and physically. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Reece
Churches are dedicated buildings where Members and nonmembers alike can meet to pray, partake of the sacrement, and learn their responsibilities as children of our Heavenly Father. The temple is the House of the Lord. It always has been throughout the history of the world. It is a dedicated building where sacred ordinaces are performed that are needed for eternal life. Because it is the House of the Lord, it must be treated as such, people who enter the temple must have a temple recommend. That means that worthy members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints can enter. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Reece
We do not worship Joseph Smith. We worship God our Eternal Father and the Living Son of God Jesus Christ. We do however respect him and know that he was a Prophet of our Heavenly Father. I know under the direction of the Almighty he restored the Gospel and restored the priesthood to the way our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ would have it. He was a mighty instrument in our Heavenly Fathers hand without him we would still be lost. Show more Show less

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

Reece
In the Bible you read about men who were chosen of God to be prophets, such as Moses, Noah, Abraham, and many others. They taught the gospel and received revealation to direct His Church. If God is the same yesterday, today, and forever why would he not have a prophet guiding us today? Because Heavenly Father loves us he continues to call living prophets. The first prophet of our time was Joseph Smith. He restored the true church and because of him listening to Heavenly Father he made it so we would not be without a prophet again. We have a living prophet today that receives direction from God. His name is Thomas S. Monson. Through him Heavenly Father leads us to live happier lives if we choose to listen to him. We invite everyone to listen to the prophet and see for themselves. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Reece
Jesus Christ is everything to me and the church. He is the one whom we worship and love. Despite all of the things we do, our worship and devotion to Jesus is the most important thing. He is everything. He is the literal son of God. He created the earth under the direction of our Heavenly Father. Through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross we are saved from our sins because of the Atonement. It is not enough to just believe on Him. We must devote our entire life to live the Gospel and try as hard as we can to be like him, then and only then are we saved by His Grace. We will always fall short though, we can repent of our sins because of the Atonement, if we are sincere. Through him we can have immortal and eternal life, depending on what we do in this life. I have a testimony that Christ is my savior, he is everything to me. I would die for His names sake, but more importantly, I want to live for Him. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Reece
Members of the Church will dress in their Sunday best. For me, I often think of it this way, since it is the Lords day I want to be able to dress so that if He were here I would be comfortable with Him seeing what I am wearing. We celebrate Christmas and Easter because they are the most improtant days of the Saviors life, reguarding his birth, suffering, death, and Resurrection. We also celebrate every other personal, regional, and national holidays. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Reece
Missionaries will share the message of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. They will teach about the Plan of Salvation which is centered on Jesus Christ and His Atonement. Through this we are able to be with our families forever and it allows us to return to our Father in Heaven. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Reece
The priesthood is the direct authority to act in God's name. The same priesthood authority that has been around since the beginning of the world is restored once again through prophets called by God. All worthy male members of the church can receive the priesthood in order to help build the kingdom of God on earth. This authority only stays as long as you use it as Christ would. If you use it unworthily it will be taken away from you. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Reece
Grace is a topic that brings much contention among all faiths. It is very true that we cannot live in the presence of God without it. However, it is not only like a house payment where you give everything you have and Christ makes up the rest but rather a change. Living the Gospel is practicing to become saints and practicing to become worthy of living in heaven with God. Grace is like piano practice sure no matter how good you get you will hit wrong notes, but that is what grace is about becoming perfect and wanting to be perfect. When we make mistakes we cant give up and quit, we have to hit what we lack that much harder. When we have lived our life to change from a normal person into a follower of Christ, only then will we feel comfortable to live in the presence of our Father in heaven. He will not put us in a place where we are not comfortable. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Reece
If you take a look around you you can see the evidence of a divine plan. It is impossible for me at least to believe that by accident we are in a perfect position in our solar system where the sun is close enough and far enough away to sustain life. It is also impossible for me to believe that we all come from accidents in the gene pool that we are nothing but evolved beings, I can not believe that. What I do believe and know however that this earth was created by Christ under the direction of the Father. That we are created in the image of God and that we are his children. Everything in science books have been changed from time to time. The scriptures remain steadfast and immovable, and I know it would be wise to stick to the knowlege of things that have not changed. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Reece
To me faith is the eternal perspective of things. When we have faith all failures become a learning opportunity and we see the good in all things. The prophet Alma compared it to a seed, when you plant and nourish it, and I might add when you soften the ground for it then it grows (Alma 32:28-43). When I center my faith in God, my faith grows and deepens I no longer see limitations but I start to see that I can do anything impossible if I am willing to work for it. Like an athlete, they only become great after hours of work of their own free will spent on their sport. Likewise with any thing else! Show more Show less