What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Blake

I'm a tennis player. I'm a referee. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Blake. I live in the great state of Arizona. I have both my parents, one brother, two sisters, a dog, three grandparents, four aunts, three uncles, and I'm not sure how many cousins. I'm pretty sure I have the best family in the world, and my favorite thing to do is spend time with them. I love sports. I played tennis in high school. I am a basketball and football referee. I don't think I'll be in the NBA any time soon but I just love the high school sports environment. I'm studying accounting at Arizona State University. Go Sun Devils!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a mormon for a lot of reasons. Yes, I was raised as a member of the mormon church, but my testimony (or personal witness of truth), extends far beyond that. Mostly, it is because of the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is an incredibly powerful testament of Jesus Christ. Even from a young age, I have had many experiences while reading the Book of Mormon in which I felt a wonderful closeness to the Savior. The feelings I have felt while reading it and the answer to my prayers God has given me about it are impossible for me to deny. Along with those feelings, my thoughts are a reason why I am a mormon. It just makes sense to me.

How I live my faith

I just got back from a two year mission in North Carolina, speaking spanish. It was awesome. Now I'm back in AZ, going to Arizona State University, living at home with my family and attending the young single adult ward. In the church, I get to help organize activities and firesides, so we can all meet new people and keep learning of Christ and his gospel. Life after the mission is a little bit different. I'd love to be out teaching and serving every minute of every day still, but I still try to make peace in my home and be a good influence wherever I'm at.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Blake
No, we haven't always had the Bible. In Adam's days, they didn't have the revelations given to Moses. In Moses' days, they didn't have the new testament. We are people with changing culture and changing needs. As such, we need continual guidance from God to continue following Him how he wants us to, even in a world of changing culture and values. Without someone (a prophet) who we know speaks for God, we cannot know what his current, loving guidance for us is. That is why God restored His Gospel. Show more Show less