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Hi I'm Blake Frei

I'm a Mormon. A happy one.

About Me

I grew up in Colorado, served an church mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I married my high school sweetheart, Shauna, and together we are raising a family of four kids and enjoying life. My oldest daughter followed my example and married her best high-school friend. My vocation is technical writing in the software industry. We live in Utah, where I manage a team of technical writers at Adobe. My interests are reading, writing, studying politics, watching movies, computer gaming, and playing racquetball. My favorite personal activity, I think, is learning religious and political history--discovering what is true--only to be humbled, of course, when I realize how much I do not know.

Why I am a Mormon

Evil is growing at an astonishing pace while the lines between good and evil are becoming blurred and confusing. Goodness and truth exist in every person and every church, but it is clear to me which one enjoys the fullness of truth and priesthood authority. I have lived in Haiti and witnessed what the Lord's church can do for people in a nation that otherwise seems godforsaken. I know the power of the Priesthood and how it changes men. Thanks to modern revelation, I know the nature of God. I know He loves me. I know He is real. I have had special experiences that prove He exists and that the Holy Ghost will be my literal companion. I appreciate the political climate of early America, the only environment where a restoration of truth and authority could occur. Modern scriptures teach that our U.S. Constitution is an inspired document that the Lord established (D&C 101:77). But that document is under assault. Its authors are being vilified. We find ourselves in a political climate that replaces God with government. It undermines the individualism and free agency necessary to accomplish the plan of salvation. I am Mormon because I want my children to understand right vs. wrong, and the world does not give them that. I am a Mormon because I want to return to my Heavenly Father, with my family, and this is the only church that properly arms me with the knowledge and ordinances I need to succeed. I am Mormon because I know the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, that the Book of Mormon and Bible are the word of God, and that the Lord administers his gospel through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I've served in callings all my life, from nursery worker to the Elders Quorum President to being a counselor in the bishopric. The way to live your faith is to listen to the Lord, to his servants, and obey. I try my best to stand next to the Lord's immovable ground, and it is difficult but rewarding. I cannot exercise and develop my faith in him if I do not understand who he is and what he expects of me. Thanks to the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I know what I must do and why. If you are a nonmember on a quest for truth, investigate this church and pray for inspiration and knowledge. Ignore critics or what anyone says. Exercise your faith, and you will receive an answer. If your life is in the dump, if you cannot find happiness despite all that you've tried, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the answer to your prayers. Through it you will feel the companionship of the Holy Ghost, learn the truth about the plan of salvation, and draw closer to the Lord.