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Hi I'm Steven Reese

I'm a Mormon. My faith in Jesus Christ answers all the questions I have about our lives upon this earth. I love the Lord.

About Me

Joni and I have been married for 34 years. We have 5 children and 8 grandchildren (one more on the way). We are about to go on a mission to the Lubbock, Texas Mission, and we are so excited to go and serve the Lord by serving His children. I graduated from the University of Utah in 1981. I studied Journalism and Mass Communications. Most of my adult life was spent working in the retail industry. I do enjoy writing and have written three novels. I hope to get them published some day. Joni and I recently traveled to the East Coast and back as we visited all the LDS Church sites. I was most impressed with Adam-Ondi-Ohman. What a sacred place. Nearly a year ago I was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). This is what I have learned as I live with this terminal disease: I can have joy, everyday! I am the happiest I have been in my entire life. The key to my happiness is my faith in Jesus Christ, and in "living in the moment." I cannot allow the past or the future to take away my present (because the present is truly a present...a gift).

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that this church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, contains all the truths that God wants for His children. God expressed His goals and desires for his earthly children when Heavenly Father said: “This is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39). Jesus Christ made both heavenly goals possible for all of God's children. The Savior's suffering at Gethsemane and upon the cruel cross led to His atonement and Resurrection. Through the Resurrection and through the opportunity to repent of sins, we can have immortality and eternal life with Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I had a great opportunity as a young father to serve in two ward (local congregations) leadership positions and to serve in three Stake (overseeing entity for many members) leadership callings. I have been richly blessed with a testimony of Jesus Christ...I feel it is the greatest of all my gifts of the Spirit. I strive to become like Jesus. Yes, I make mistakes and can never hope for the Savior's perfection in this mortality; but His gift of atonement allows for me to repent of my sins and mistakes and to change my life's trajectory to try and become more like the Lord.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Steven Reese
In one of the sources of Mormon scripture Heavenly Father stated His goal for His children on the earth. He said that His "Work and Glory" is: "—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” If this is God's purpose for our lives, then my responsibility is to live my life so that I can have immortality and eternal life; and to help, whenever possible, to show others how to also gain these eternal blessings. Show more Show less