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Hi I'm Holly Reed

I have lived in Idaho all my life. I am married to a dairy farmer and we own Reed's Dairy in Idaho Falls. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a country girl through and through. I was raised on a farm and married a farmer. I love to be doing things outside. In the summer I love to grow a garden and raise flowers. Since our 4 children are all married and on their own I find a lot of time to be in my yard alone. In the snowy winter I like to ski and go sledding with my kids and grandkids. I love to watch beautiful sunsets. I also keep busy being a grandma to 6 cuties. If I'm not helping out at the dairy or in my yard I'm sewing quilts, making cards to give away or scrap booking. I especially like to sew baby quilts to give away. Making quilts or cards for others truly makes me happy. My absolute favorite thing to do is spend time with extended family playing games and just being together. I love that our families all live close together so that we can keep that close attachment to one another.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it gives my life purpose, meaning and a direction. I was raised in a home by two very devoted Mormon parents with extended family that were also Mormons. I was taught to pray and that I would receive answers. My first experience with offering a prayer was when I was 9 years old and decided with a friend to walk home from school. It was a 2 mile walk. Half way home a dog came running out after us with teeth bared and his hair standing up. We started to run when the thought came to me to pray. I quickly offered a prayer of help and safety. The dog came to within a few feet and quickly retreated. I knew then that prayers were answered. In my teens I attended a church youth conference. As I was walking between classes I was filled from head to toe with an indescribable warmth and a feeling that the principles I was learning in these classes were true. As a young adult I went to Brigham Young University. There a weekly devotional is held. At one specific devotional the Prophet was coming to be the speaker. As he entered the building a quite hush filled the auditorium. I had prayed for a special experience and a witness that he was the Prophet of God on the earth at this time. As I watched him walk in I was filled again with that describable warmth and I knew my prayer was being answered. I knew he was the prophet and what he would teach us that day would be what our Father in Heaven would have him teach us. Now I am a grandmother with a few years of life experiences. I have come to realize more fully that we are lead by a Prophet just as the people were in biblical times. I know that our Father in Heaven is aware of us and wants us to finish this journey in life and return to live with him.

How I live my faith

My mother taught me at an early age to follow impressions and promptings. She taught me that they come from the Holy Ghost. I have tried to follow her example and teachings. My husband and I have had the great privilege of giving service in the church on the campus of Brigham Young University-Idaho. It has been an amazing experience to be around these wonderful young adults. We have rubbed shoulders with as few as 60 to as many as 1500 students. I have learned so much from them. I have been reminded by their example that we do have a Father in Heaven who loves us and is aware of us. I have tried to act on promptings from the spirit, that my mother taught me to do, when one of these young adults might need some extra service. After following through with an impression I have been amazed to learn that this young adult was in need of help and by following that impression they themselves were reminded that when all seems lost there is a God in Heaven who is aware of them and truly loves them.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Holly Reed
As with members of many other faiths, Latter-day Saints believe that the payment of tithing shows gratitude to God and brings both spiritual and temporal blessings. There was a time in our early married life when the money we were earning didn't equal the amount that we were spending. I worked the figures over and over and couldn't figure out a logical reason why we were still able to pay our bills. We faithfully paid our tithing as a way to show our love and gratitude for our Heavenly Father and to show obedience. I knew that the reason we were able to pay our bills was due to the blessings we were receiving because of follow the law of tithing. Show more Show less