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Hi I'm Blake

I am from Blackfoot, Idaho. I love to play music, work on cars, and go longboarding. I have hemophilia, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am 20 years old. I am serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission. I am a musician who plays the guitar, drums, piano, bass, and sings. I come from a loving family. I love to go longboarding. I like working on cars and hanging out with my friends and my family. I live with a bleeding disorder called "hemophilia".

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised into the church and was baptized when I was eight years old. I came to know that this church was the only true church on the face of the Earth after reading from The Book of Mormon and then asking God in sincere prayer if the book was true. I practice this faith because of the answers that it brings me. Questions such as, "Who am I?" or "Why am I here, where am I going?" have all been answered. I know that God has always called prophets. We read in the Bible that he always called people like Noah and Moses. If he is our loving Heavenly Father why would he stop? I know that there is a prophet here on Earth today and his name is Thomas S. Monson. I believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he saw Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. I believe that they told him that it was now the time to restore the same gospel of Jesus Christ, that Christ himself taught in his mortal ministry. (Ephesians 4:5)

How I live my faith

I live my faith currently by serving a mission for the church in Minnesota. I bike and teach the streets of Jesus Christ's love for all of us and how he wants us to return to live with him again.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Blake
If you ever get the chance to talk with missionaries, they will share a message about hope and happiness. It is a message of great value and importance. This message is completely centered around our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This message is one that brings families closer together and will help them appreciate one another. This message is one that invites the Spirit of the Lord into our homes! It helps us feel comfort in knowing that God has a plan for us and that he will always love us. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Blake
The members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints often have the nick-name, Mormons. This is a name that other people not of our faith has ultimately known us by and something that I guess just stuck. We get this nick-name for our belief in a book of holy scripture entitled The Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ. We are not known formally as "The Mormon Church", however, we are called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We read in the scriptures that one of the fundamental elements of the true church is one that has taken upon itself the name of Christ. "I say unto you, why is it that the people should murmur and dispute because of this thing? Have they not read the sciprutes, which say ye must take upon you the name of Christ, which is my name? For by this name shall ye be called at the last day And whoso taketh upon him my name and endureth to the end, the same shall be saved at the last day. Therefore, whatsoever ye shall do, ye shall do it in my name therefore ye shall call the church in my name and ye shall call upon the Father in my name the he will bless the church for my sake. And how be it my church save it be called in my name? for if a church be called in Moses' name this it be Moses' church or if it be called in the name of a man then it be the church of a man but if it be called in my name then it is my church, if it so be that they are built upon my gospel." 3rd Nephi 27 4-8 Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Blake
Honestly, there is only one way to know if the message of this church is true. If you are learning about this faith and you have the desire to know the truth, then pray. Sincerely pray to our Heavenly Father and ask him if what you are learning is true. Continue to study and give thoughtful consideration to what you are learning. Listen with your heart for the sweet and warm feelings of inspiration from the Holy Ghost who will whisper the truth in your heart as well as your mind. Follow the commandments so you can feel the Spirit testify to you the truth. "But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and excersise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words." -Alma 3227 Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Blake
Are we Christians? Yes we are! Jesus Christ is our Redeemer and our advocate before the Father. He is the most important man who has ever walked the face of the world. "I am the light and the life of the world. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end." Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Blake
Being a member of this faith is simply amazing. In having the truths that are taught in this church I have been able to overcome some of the greatest challenges in my life. Being a Mormon is being someone who has high standards, who has a great amount of self respect, and has a great love and appreciation for our Lord. As someone who is still in his youth, might I be so bold to say that being a Mormon is probably the most radically awesome thing anyone could do. Ever. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Blake
The "Mormon Lifestlye" is honestly not that different from the "average person's lifestyle". As members of this particular faith, we believe that family is very important. As a Christian denomination we believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul. We beilieve all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praisworthy, we seek after these things. Mormons live the same way you do. Day to day. You might even be able to say that we put our pants on one leg at a time, just like you. The only difference is, once we put our pants on, we help our neighbors, read from The Book of Mormon as well as the Bible, go to church on Sundays, assist in humanitarian aid, and of course metaphically speaking help others put there pants on as well. Show more Show less