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Hi I'm Frazer

The Boston Consulting Group | Outdoor Adventurer | Canadian | AND, im a Mormon

About Me

Lets start with the LinkedIn snapshot that people initially know me for. Frazer currently works for The Boston Consulting Group. Globally, BCG is considered one of the most prestigious management consulting firms; Fortune Magazine has ranked BCG in the top 5 company's to work for since 2010. He completed a B.Mgt. in Finance from the University of Lethbridge and maintained a 4.0 graduation GPA. Frazer occupied leadership roles in the Management Students' Society; participated in the Student Managed Investment Fund and Integrated Management Experience; he was also involved as a finance research assistant, faculty of management quality assurance review co-author/analyst and case competition participant. As one of 10 recipients of Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Futures Fund Scholarship, Frazer was recognized as one of the top business students in Canada for academics, extracurricular activities and leadership initiatives. Furthermore, he was accepted to the University of Alberta and University of Calgary Law programs (JD/LLB) but opted to pursue management consulting. Growing up, I went to school, played sports (basketball), and enjoyed life. Throughout high school school I was encouraged to do my best and thoughts of University were ever present. While I didn't actually do very well academically, I acquired a love for learning. I have learned that life always has its challenges, but as a whole, life is good and worth living.

Why I am a Mormon

Yes, I am one of those Mormon's who grew up in the faith... and my Parents before me. Nevertheless, I am grateful for the opportunity I had to grow up in a household where from a young age I was taught good principles and standards; where my Mother and Father loved and respected one another; a place where I could find refuge and safety from the chaos of the world. Growing up I took many of the things I had for granted. In the teenage years I still continued to live my faith, but it was very hollow and was more out of habit than conviction. During my early twenties I came to the conclusion that I really had to know for myself if the life I was living and the Church I was part of was true. As I more diligently searched for that Testimony I found out in a very real sense that what I was living was true. I can honestly now say that I know these things are true. My conversion came through consistently living the Principles of the Gospel on a daily basis. As I have acted on the things I have studied and been taught my life has been enriched and grown. In addition to that I have received an number of spiritual witnesses that further strengthen my belief.

How I live my faith

Personally, I live my faith by doing the basics (praying, studying the scriptures, and attending church services). I have found that as I live the fundamentals, my resolve to live what I believe is so much greater. Even though life is crazy and we we find ourselves pulled in a hundred directions, I always try to put God and my faith first. As I live what I believe, and put the things that matter most first, it seems everything else falls into place.

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

Frazer
God is our Eternal Father. He with his son, Jesus Christ, created the world. As such they are the designers of everything we see around us and experience every day. When we think about life in this way we must recognized our dependace on God for everything we have. We are still expeceted to work for what we need and want but everthing in this world belongs to God. When we are asked/ commanded through Prophets ancient and modern to contribute 10% of our earnings to the Lords Church we are merely giving back 10% of what already belongs to him. When we are required to sacrafice 10% of our earnings it will force us to be more carefull with our personal finaces and wise in where we spend our money. For those who faithfully contribute tithing it is a blessing to them and there families. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Frazer
We learn from our study of the New Testament that Baptism by imersion and proper authority is an essential pre-requisite to entering Gods kingdom. How merciless God would be if he didn't provide a way for those who never had the chance to be baptized to return to him. For this reason members of the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter- Day saints perform baptisms in behalf of those who have passed on without that opportunity. This does not gaurentee eternal life, but will give those individuals an opportunity to accept or reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is nothing morbid about this doctrine, in-fact it is a wonderfull chance to connect ourselves with our ancestors and give them the opportunity of having the Joy we experience from living the Gospel. Show more Show less