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Hi I'm Blaine Wilson

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband, a dad, a musician (classical to jazz guitar, bass, and a little piano), I would like to be a successful screenplay writer. In high school I had fun being in school plays, orchestra, jazz band, and preparing for college. I served a full-time two-year mission in the Germany, Frankfurt mission. I earned a bachelor's degree in International Relations with a minor in philosophy at Brigham Young University. I also played bass in the Philharmonic orchestra and the jazz ensemble. I did a short USO tour in Alaska then earned my MBA also at BYU. I have taught at University of Phoenix and BYU, and am currently working for an international database company helping customers be successful deploying their database software. I love hiking in the mountains, and making music with family and friends. I especially love serving and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed with parents and four older brothers whose example taught me about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Living with that I knew that I would have to come to know for myself whether all that is claimed about the Gospel is true. Through scripture study, prayer, service, and striving to live the commandments, I have felt the quiet peace and deep reassurance which unmistakably comes from outside myself that it is true. While there have been times which might suggest that life would be easier to abandon the whole effort, I know too much about the truth of the Gospel to turn away from it. The Gospel—meaning the "good news" that Jesus of Nazareth who voluntarily took the punishment which I deserve for my sins, then gave up his life to save mine, and rose again from the tomb—is true. I owe him everything and can never repay. I can only hope to express my gratitude to him by sharing his Gospel with others.

How I live my faith

Part of the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that you don't have to walk around in sackcloth and ashes all the time. "Gospel living" or obeying the commandments helps one to be happier and better able to achieve one's full potential. Each person has their own set of gifts and talents. Each person has a unique way to contribute to a healthy and happy society. One of the many benefits to living my faith is I am encouraged to get better at whatever I do. For example, I try to be a better musician and help others to become better, by encouraging and supporting and teaching them. At work I enjoy helping others solve problems and become successful in their business and professional pursuits. I serve in different "callings" or assignments I am asked to perform at church. I have been a choir director, an assistant scout master, even a writer/director for a short musical. In all of these and many other situations there are opportunities to simply offer the same love and understanding which our Savior would offer to the people he met. Two examples come to mind, when Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well, he offered her hope that the promised Messiah would listen to her desire be closer to God. When Jesus taught the publicans and sinners about the Shepherd and Lost Sheep, the Woman and the Lost Coin, and the Father with Two Sons, he taught us that there is hope for the repentant soul. That our Father in Heaven longs to hear from us and looks forward to the day and celebrates when we return to Him. As his disciple I attempt to convey the same love and offer of hope that He offers. I only hope that I do it effectively without any offense to any who seek to find him.