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Hi I'm Michael Reed

I'm from Ohio, USA where I spent my entire childhood. I was born to parents who care so they taught me to be kind. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am an Eagle Scout (I got the award on December 12, 2012 or 12-12-12). I love to read. (There is no play on words meant when I say this!) I love to play games with my father, and two younger brothers and really enjoy being on the same team in any particular game. During my last two years of high school I took an opportunity to obtain college credit as well as high school credit by attending a community college while still attending my local high school. I am shortly going to be on my own mission to the Peru Lima East Mission and am uber excited to be given this opportunity to serve.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I feel that I am doing the most good for my fellow man when I am in their service with this particular group of people. I know that the standards that this Church sets out, for the youth especially, have a more lasting effect on those they were designed for than any other method of standards anywhere else on the globe. I continue to be a Mormon because of the Spirit that I feel when I am doing good for myself and others. In a nutshell, the question shouldn't be phrased "Why I am a Mormon," but "Why am I not Mormon?" Their isn't any reason that I would be able to give that could explain the latter question and I hope that whoever reads this will be able to eventually say to themselves the exact same thing for yourself!

How I live my faith

I have lead several age groups of youth in my local ward. As their leader (of the same age, at the time) I was in charge of trying to organize my peers into activities in which we could have fun and learn basic skills of everyday life, such as cooking, organizational meetings, fixing a flat tire, giving service to others, etc. Since I am no longer of any of those age groups I am what we call a Ward Missionary. My "job" is to help my local missionaries with anything they need, like transportation or helping them teach their lessons. I've had this calling now for about two months and I love what I do!