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Hi I'm Reid

I'm an educator and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband, father, and grandfather. I work as a educator. I love learning about different cultures. I have traveled all over the world but like home best. I was baptized into the Mormon Church when I was 8 years old. I studied in university to become a business leader and a teacher and have had a career in business and in education.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be one. My great-grandparents on my mother and father's side of the family came across the plains as pioneers. However, I knew I must find out for myself. When I was in high school, I was a staff member at a scout camp and would talk about my Church's beliefs for hours each night with other counselors who were not of my religion. It was during this experience in bearing my witness as well as in reading the Book of Mormon that I came to know for myself that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored on the earth. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true Church upon the earth. I know that God lives and that Jesus is the Christ. I bear witness that Joseph Smith restored the gospel in these the latter days, that we have a living prophet today, even Thomas Spencer Monson, and that the Book of Mormon is the keystone of our religion. In reading this great book you can understand true doctrine. It is a second witness to the Holy Bible, which I also believe to be true in as far as it is translated correctly. The skies are not closed. God speaks to His living prophet today. This is my witness. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I live in Africa where my wife and I lead a missionary training center for our Church. When young people decide to serve a mission at the age of 18 or 19, they submit an application to the headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. A prophet of God calls them to serve a mission. If they are going to serve in West Africa, they come to our training center for orientation and education in French or English. Prior to this experience we lived in Trinidad for three and supervised the activities of 200 missionaries serving in the Caribbean. I can trace every good decision of my life back to the choice I personally made to serve a full-time mission when I was 19 years old. I served my mission in France and came to love that great country, its people, and its culture. However, I particularly came to know my Savior in his full-time service as I bore witness to the French people about the gospel of Jesus Christ restored upon the earth.