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Hi I'm Abigail Reese

I grew up in Idaho. I'm a writer and a hopeless romantic. I'm now a missionary in the California Fresno Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I absolutely love books--in any form. I love to read them and I especially love to write them. My dream is to one day become a best selling author. I love romance. My staple is romantic novels but I hope to one day branch out a little to other genres that would be fun to write too. I also love movies. I could probably quote the Harry Potter movies to you. I absolutely love Disney movies--especially the princess movies. I also love TV shows. I love music. Country is my favorite but I'm fairly open to most kinds of uplifting music. All of these things have been put in a box, so to speak, while I serve as a missionary in the California Fresno Mission. From May 2014 to December 2015, Fresno is my home. I'm an Idahoan by birth and by right, and a Californian by adoption. I love people. I love sharing the gospel and I love my Savior. My religion is part of who I am. It makes up me.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church. My mom was a convert, and she was baptized when I was four. It is one of my earliest childhood memories. A year later, we were sealed as a family for eternity in the Bountiful, Utah Temple. It was one of the most defining moments of my life. Three years later, I was given the choice to be baptized. I made the decision because I knew it was the right one to make. As I've grown up, it has become clear to me how true this Gospel really is. I wouldn't be me without it and I definitely wouldn't have been able to get through some of the hard parts of my life without God and His gospel. Christ is my Savior and I know that with all my heart. He died for me, and He suffered for me in Gethsemane. I know He lives and that He knows exactly what I've gone through. I know Joseph Smith was a Prophet who saw Christ and Heavenly Father, and he restored the Church to this Earth. I know President Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet today. God created this world and sent us to it so that we could have the chance to return back to Him. I am so grateful for this Church and everything it has done for me. I hope I can repay what God has done for me even just a fraction. I love my Father in Heaven and my Savior. Being a missionary has solidified this fact for me. For eighteen months, I have the opportunity to serve my Heavenly Father. For eighteen months, I get to help others have the knowledge that I have. I know that everyone deserves to hear this message. We want to spread the gospel to all the world and that's exactly why I'm here. At least I can help the people of Fresno, California. My religion is my life. It's everything to me and I am so grateful to have it. I thank my Heavenly Father every day for giving me this wonderful gospel to share.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as an LDS missionary for the church in the California Fresno Mission. It's hard and exhausting, but I know that I am doing God's work while I'm here. I love being here and I know that I am serving the Lord and bringing others unto Him. I was born and raised in the church. I never really strayed from it. Growing up, I was always the kind of person that just lived the standards I had been taught. I guess that was my faith in them that kept me from straying. I never truly doubted the church or the gospel or any of it, really. I always sort of knew in the back of my mind that there was something to it. I'm grateful that I stayed true to my faith because it means everything to me now. I can't really tell you how I live my faith--I just do. It is totally ingrained in me now and I think a large part of that has to do with my mission. I've been a missionary for sixteen months and I have finally come to the realization that I am converted to this gospel. It is engraved deep within my heart and I could never let it go now. While I've been serving a mission, I have found that living the gospel every day really helps me to truly know of its truthfulness. Some may doubt and the only thing they can really do not to doubt is to live the teachings. Faith without works is dead, and God expects us to test the promises He has given us before He will tell us what's true. That's what I've done and I can say now that I truly know without a doubt in my heart that living this gospel is worth anything that may come because of it

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Abigail Reese
The Atonement is something that Jesus Christ suffered for each and every one of us so we would have the opportunity to be forgiven for our sins. Not did He suffer for our sins. He also suffered for our trials and troubles--things that we go through every day. He loves us so much that He sacrificed for us. It was the most selfless act ever performed and one that enables us to do so much more than we would have otherwise been able to do. The Atonement was necessary for the salvation of our souls. Only through Jesus Christ can we be saved. By grace we are saved but only after we do our very best. He will meet us when we reach the farthest we can. the only way to fully access the Atonement is through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The only way to truly be cleansed from sin and redeemed through Christ, the Lord, our Savior is through faith in Him, repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost and enjoying (enduring) to the end. He will help you every step of the way. He will be there with you wherever you go. He loves you. Show more Show less