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Hi I'm Travis Flake

I live and grew up in Arizona. I work in Law Enforcement. I play and watch sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a single parent home with my father, 3 older brothers and younger sister. The values and morals the LDS Church instilled in me while I was young helped me make good decisions that kept me safe and out of trouble. My father worked two jobs for most of my youth and had I not known of the teachings of Christ at that time of my life, it worries to think of what could have happened. Now I am happily married with two children and one on the way. I am continually teaching my children the same concepts my father taught me when I was young. The most basic of the teachings are the same lessons Christ has taught and that is to serve and love others. I think of myself as a normal person doing everyday normal things. I love to play and watch sports, spend time with my family, watch movies, listen to music and keep up on the world of politics.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that Christ is at the head of this Church. God has called living prophets in our day to be a mouthpiece for Him. The Bible teaches of "One Lord, one faith, one baptism" (Ephesians 4:5) I have personally asked my Father in Heaven if the Book of Mormon is the word of God and if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints truly is Christs Church. I can say as sure as I'm alive that the answer I received is yes.

How I live my faith

As a member I actively seek for opportunities to help others. I often am involved in helping people move in or out of my community. I have helped people with their roofs, cleaning up yards, etc. I work with other men in leading a group of male adults by furthering the work of the Lord through service, visits, friendship, activities, lessons, and fellowship. Together we work at being better husbands, fathers, leaders, friends, and all-around good people, by learning and practicing the Teachings of Christ.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Travis Flake
The Bible states that "...Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." (John 3:5) Here we know Christ is talking of baptism. While thousands of Christian churches perform baptism, it's important to know that God only recognizes baptisms performed by those who He has given authority to baptize. You can't get a valid driver's license from wal-mart and expect the state to accept it. Wal-mart does not have authority to hand out driver's licences. The same concept applies with baptism. Show more Show less