In 1989, Reyna’s separation from her first husband was finalized. Little did she know that within just a few short weeks, her life would take a turn for the better. She desired to bring up her young son to become a good man and was looking for peace, hope, and direction. She found what she had been looking for when she was introduced to LDS missionaries and heard their message about the gospel of Jesus Christ. She and her mother and brother were soon baptized. Becoming a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints led her to new experiences and greater happiness.
Reyna compares her life to a certain Lutheran church in Germany that was bombed during World War II. When the church was rebuilt after the war, the builders chose to include a number of the old blackened stones as a reminder of the war. Reyna shares the following: “My life is like that church. . . . I have gone through very hard times. The scars are still there, the consequences, the pain is still there. But the Lord has rebuilt my life and has allowed me to have joy.” Watch part 1 and part 2 of Reyna Aburto’s life story.