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Hi I'm ReyLynn Reid

I love finding the little joys in life--volleyball, music, art, laughing, and my family. I like to smile. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Family is everything to me. I grew up with a wonderful dad and mom who were firm with rules but always ready to have fun. They always took time to tell me they love me. There are six kids in my family and we are best friends...that does not mean we never fight, but our laughter always overpowers our irritations. We always laugh when we are together! Playing and watching sports is something we all love to do and we do it often. My personal favorite is volleyball. It's the best! Music is also a huge part of my life. I have played the violin since age six so my violin is a huge part of me. My love for music spread to the piano and my voice and now I realize more than ever that uplifting music is like food to my soul. I also love to learn. I am studying physiology and developmental biology and enjoy spending most of my time in the cadaver lab. The human body is a fascinating gift! I'm finishing my pre-reqs to get into physician's assistant school in the next couple years. I am truly loving life and trying to live it to its fullest!

Why I am a Mormon

I have never doubted that The Book of Mormon was the word of God, that Joseph Smith was called as a prophet of God, that there is a prophet on the earth today, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's true church on the earth. That does not mean I have not had questions though. I have had to do a lot of study and seeking for myself to confirm that the church and its teachings are true, but I have never had a reason to doubt. Too much good has come into my life as a direct result of being Mormon for me to ever want to leave. My soul is filled with a warmth every time I pray, read the scriptures, and partake of the sacrament at church. Every feeling of emptiness, loneliness, or guilt is swept away as I turn to Christ. My family has been preserved and healed through the Atonement of my Savior, Jesus Christ, and we have the knowledge that we can be together FOREVER. What else do I need? The gospel has given me everything. The "fruits" of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fills those who are hungry for the peace and happiness that only Christ can give. That is why I am Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living my life. I don't think that faith should be kept separate from my everyday activities. I pray every morning that my eyes may be open to those who may need my help that day and then I go to school and work fully expecting to have opportunities to serve. I think any time I help put a smile on someone's face I am living my faith. I have come to learn that the most joy and the greatest fulfillment comes when I am interacting with other people. Every morning I wake up early so that I can pray and read the scriptures, and although I live a pretty ordinary life, by starting my day off that way I feel like God gives me some pretty extraordinary opportunities because He knows I'm prepared for them. My faith in Jesus Christ dispels my fears of the future and I'm able to make plans and move forward. I live my faith by trusting and I live my faith by loving. Loving my friends. Loving my roommates. Loving my family. Loving the strangers that I meet in my classes or on the street. My faith is my life, and I live my life by my faith in Jesus Christ.