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Hi I'm Blair

I am a volunteer firefigher and work in EMS full time. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I will be married for 25 years soon. We have 3 children. My oldest son is currently serving a mission for the church. I enjoy volunteering in my community, friendships with my neighbors, watching my son mow the lawn, listening to my daughter play the flute, reading our daily newspaper, and solving the Sudoku puzzle before my wife, which is rare.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when my father was in the US Air Force. My parents were Lutheran and Methodist. They met a young man from Utah also serving in the Air Force and became friends. Time passed and dad was transferred to another base. My parents looked for a church to attend and found a local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They began attending and enjoyed singing in the choir and playing the organ. After a few months as they were out with friends from the church, it was discovered that my parents were indeed not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This was not unusual due to the transient nature of military life. My parents were asked if they would like to join the church. They had thought all along that everyone knew they were not members, and were impressed with the sincere friendship and fellowship they had experienced. They met with the missionaries. My parents always believed that their marriage would be forever, and not to part at death. The missionaries taught them that the most important aspect of the Gospel of Jesus Christ prepares us in mortality to live forever as families with our Father in Heaven. I was born shortly after they joined the church.

How I live my faith

I believe that the Savior lives. That Jesus Christ was born, lived, was crucified, and ressurrected. I believe Christ lives today and blesses my life. I believe in his mortal ministry as recorded in the New Testament. I also believe that the Book of Mormon contains the Lord's dealings with those who lived in the Americas. I have prayerfully read the Bible and the Book of Mormon and am grateful that we have two recorded witnesses to testify that Jesus is the Christ. I believe that how I live my faith is an outward expression of an inner desire to follow Christ. I very much enjoy the opportunities that the church provides as we serve one another, and our community in various church assignments. I have been a Scoutmaster with our local Boy Scouts of America Troop. I have enjoyed working with other parents in various youth programs, camps, and community services projects. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been a great blessing in my life. I am a Mormon.