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Hi I'm Blake

I'm a brother, a son, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a pretty laid-back guy. The most important things in my life are my family and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm a mountain biker and a musician. I love the outdoors and anything that gets me out of the house. I just recently returned from serving the Lord full-time for two years in the Oklahoma Oklahoma City mission.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I had the privilege of being born into one of the most amazing families in the world whom I love very much. My parents always taught me to live the commandments but when I was a teenager I strayed away from the church. Thanks to good leaders and the prayers of my family, I returned to activity in the church just before graduating high school. I struggled to recover from my inactivity until I went to college in the fall of 2008. There, I made a lot of new friends who were strong in the church and many were ex-missionaries. Thanks to their good example, I returned to full activity and started preparing to serve my own mission. My reasons for being a Mormon have changed over the years. I started because my parents wanted me to. I continued from habit. I now choose to be a member of this church because I have learned and begun to understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through my increasing knowlege of the Gospel, my love and appreciation for my Savior have increased and I now have the opportunity to share His gospel with others.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and sharing the joy that I have found with others.

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

Blake
The missionaries will talk a lot about the Restoration of the Gospel. They start with our relationship with our Heavenly Father and explain why prophets are needed on the earth. They also explain why we believe that there is a prophet on the Earth now. They also teach the Plan of Salvation and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One thing that will be a common thread through every visit will be the importance of Christ and His sacrifice for us. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Blake
The Atonement of Christ simply is His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, His death on the cross, and His resurrection from the dead. It was necessary because without an atonement, or opportunity to reconcile ourselves with God, we would never progress past death. All would end and life would be pointless. God, in His mercy, has supplied us with a way to overcome that. The Atonement. The Atonement of Christ gives us the opportunity to overcome physical death through the resurrection and to overcome spirtual death, or separation from God, through repentance. Not only can we use the Atonement to repent, but we can also call on God to help us overcome every trial that we pass through. Christ felt every pain, sorrow, and affliction that we will feel in our lives and, because He felt exactly how we feel, He can help us through them better than any person on the Earth.  Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Blake
 We believe that the Bible is God's word revealed to man through His prophets and we regard it as scripture as long as it is translated correctly. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Blake
We believe that we are saved by grace after all we can do ourselves. Grace comes by faith. Faith is an action as much as it is a belief. If we have faith in Christ, we will do all we can to follow His example. We thereby show our faith through our actions and obtain grace to fill in the gap caused by our imperfections. Show more Show less