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Hi I'm Blake J. Steeves

I am a Rancher. I am an outdoorsman. I am serving a mission. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am a missionary for the Church. Some of my passions in life are sports, outdoors, and helping people. I enjoy a hard day of work, and I have always worked since I was little. I grew up on a cattle ranch, and my grandfather taught me how to work for everything that I have. My father also taught me to stand up for what I believe in no matter what, and to never be ashamed in what I believe. I have always been open in sharing the gospel, so my mission will be a great opportunity to share what Christ has to offer to everyone. After my mission I will be attending BYU and I will be on the track team there. Since I grew up on a ranch, the city is a huge culture shock for me. My closest neighbor used to be four or five miles away and at college I will be surrounded by thousands of people all the time. Despite this, I am very excited to get an education and take advantage of what the city has to offer.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon. A simple question that is so simple to answer, yet incomprehensibly difficult to express. I suppose to start off I will talk a bit about the savior Jesus Christ. My savior, our savior, the son of God himself has done more for the people of this world than we can ever comprehend in this lifetime. Maybe even a thousand lifetimes. Jesus died for us on the cross at Calvary, and he suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane. We can never repay him in full for what he did for us. And yet, he asks but a few things in return. We must have faith, excersise that faith by repenting of our sins, become clean by partaking in the first ordinance of our gospel which is baptism, build on the baptism and faith and recieve the holy ghost, and finally endure to the end in riteousness. I know this is the true church of God and I am showing my love, devotion, and faith to Jesus Christ and God for what they have done for me by serving a mission and inviting others to come to Christ. I know this is the true gospel because I have felt it, and I have seen it bless peoples lives. I know this is the true gospel because I have never felt happier than when I am in the service of God, Jesus, and my fellow man. I love everything that living in the church has blessed me with, and I desire nothing more than to see others have that same love and joy I have.

How I live my faith

Within my church Branch at home, I was always in leadership positions throughout growing up. People seemed to think that I was a good leader, though I don´t know if I agree with them. I was also a teacher for younger, three to five year old children. I taught them every sunday and I had the opportunity to watch them grow and learn. I absolutely loved teaching them. It was one of the best experiences of my life, and while it was difficult at times, it was very rewarding and I grew to love the children so much. Every Sunday I would go to church and they would all run up and give me a hug and tell me how much they loved me and how excited they were to go to class and be taught. I know that I wasn´t the only one in the room teaching those children, and that I was recieving help from the man upstairs. In addition to my church callings I also tried to always set a good example to my friends at school and on the sports teams and everywhere else. I knew that if I was a bad example then it would reflect badly on the church, even though my actions don´t effect how the church functions or what we believe. I always try to help people and brighten peoples´ days and do whatever I can to help those less fortunate or unhappy to feel better.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Blake J. Steeves
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints do mot have paid clergy because we feel that teaching and having callings in the church is a blessing and a chance for us to learn and grow, and not a chance for us to obtain money. After we are baptized, we agree to serve others and comfort those who need it. Positions of leadership are chances for us to help others while they in turn help us. Show more Show less