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Hi I'm Reid

I was a military kid, so I grew up in a lot of different places. I've been called to serve a mission in Colorado. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Alabama, but since, I've also lived in Guam, Illinois, Virginia, Oklahoma, and Utah. My dad was in the Air Force, so I'm used to moving around. I was called to go on a two year mission to western Colorado. As of mid-January, 2014, I will be on the Lord's errand. Afterward, I intend to continue to further my education at BYU and hope to go into the field of wildlife conservation when I graduate. I'd like to study God's creations and to be a good steward of them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family, for which I am eternally grateful. I never was a very social child growing up (probably because I moved around a lot), but the church allowed me to make friends that I felt comfortable associating with. For one thing, we held similar standards and shared the same beliefs. But on top of that, they were true friends - people who made it easier to make good decisions. In high school, I found that many of my peers were very worldly - they were often aggressive, self-serving, rude, and they used crude language. My church and my good friends kept me going, even when I felt fed up with the world. My church has helped me to find good things about the world to look to, and hopefully I will be able to help others find the good as well. This church is the true church. While other churches have good things that can be attributed to them, I think that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can bring people closer to God than any other church on the earth. I prayed to God asking whether or not this church is true, and I had a feeling in my heart that it is.

How I live my faith

One thing that my father taught me was that integrity is everything, and I have tried to live up to his example. But the example that I really want to emulate is that of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He taught that we should good examples. I try to follow the commandments as best I can so that I can live up to his example, and hopefully so that others will follow my example as well.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Reid
God loves all his children and wanted everyone to have a shot at returning to live with him. Jesus taught that we need to be baptized in order to enter the kingdom of God (John 3:5). In order to give those who never had a chance to be baptized in their lifetime a way to enter the kingdom, we do baptisms by proxy. It is up to those individuals whether or not to accept the ordinace. Show more Show less