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Hi I'm Blayney

I'm an Aussie. I love reading and writing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love reading and writing, it is my dream to write novels which can inspire and excite readers. One of the things I love doing in my spare time is just relax and play some video games, ever since I've been young I've had a passion for technology and fantasy so anything really with those two things in it I'll be into. I'm also a missionary in England, I get to travel around talking to people from all sorts of different backgrounds and I love it!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As a young man, I was taught the truths of the Gospel by my parents, learning about the scriptures and of the importance of the Temple. When I became older, I decided that I didn't need the church, and although I stayed in attendance, my actions away from the church did not exemplify a follower of Christ. Eventually I learned that I would have to decide which path I would follow. My testimony of Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon came through reading the scriptures myself and kneeling to ask Heavenly Father if it was true. It would have been easier for me at the time to not follow what the Holy Spirit told me that day, but I can no longer deny that God lives, that Jesus Christ died for our sins, and that the true Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth, and with it all the powers of heaven. I love this Gospel and would not be able to imagine myself without it, every day I thank God for blessing me with a family where I could learn these truths as a child. Now as I share the Gospel I see how much it blesses the lives of others as well and helps people to change their lives for the better, the evidence keeps mounting that these things are true.

How I live my faith

Every day I remember the influence Christ has had on my life, I try to follow his example by being open about my faith, and helping those around me to understand more about why I believe what I do whenever they ask. Obviously as a missionary at the moment I spend every day talking to people about their faith an how to strengthen it, but the true way I live my faith is by the way I strive to treat others the way Jesus Christ would and be an example of love and charity for everyone. I'm not perfect that's for sure, but through the Gospel of Jesus Christ I'm getting better at it.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Every one of us here on the earth is a child of God, sent here by him to gain a body. Our Heavenly Father, God, wants us all to return to live with him just like any father on earth would want to see his child again after being gone away a long time. Unfortunately, because we are mortal everyone will die, and we will lose our bodies. One of the reasons we need a Savior is so that we can regain those bodies, and be resurrected (or reunited with our bodies) and then live forever with God once again. Of course Jesus Christ, who is our Savior, asks of us a few things such as, "love one another", and "Judge not." As we strive to keep the commandments of God, The Savior can change our lives for the better Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

The temple is the house of God. Just as in the New Testament Jesus Christ cleansed the temple from the wickedness which was going on there, we today do our best to keep the temple clean, by only attending if we ourselves are spiritually clean. Which is why we are asked before we attend the temple about our personal worthiness to go in. All are invited, everyone is encouraged, but it is up to us to make it there. Nothing in the Temple is secret, we go there to learn truths about eternity and our relationship with God, and to make special promises between God and us. These are very personal things and as such we do not share with everyone but keep them between God and us. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

When I think about paying tithing; I ask myself, why would God need this money? I don't think he does, but it is actually for our benefit. The Law of Tithing is to help the work go forward, it provides the buildings we worship in, the temples we go to, the books we learn from and sing hymns from on a Sunday. I know my tithing goes to further the work of God on earth. It is a small sacrifice to show that I love my Ftaher in Heaven and Jesus Christ more than I do the things of the world. It's not a new thing, and it will always be present in the true church of God Show more Show less