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Hi I'm Blake Terry

I was born and raised in Alaska. I love baseball, snowboarding and residential construction. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Alaska. I grew up fishing, exploring and playing sports. When I was 14 my parents got divored. That was very hard on our family. After high school I moved to Utah for College. It was there that I really took an interest in the LDS faith. I worked at gaining a testimony of the church and as soon as I received one, decided to go on a mission. My mission in Italy provided me an opportunity to serve. I learned many valuable lessons about who I am and how important relationships are. When I came home from my mission I continued college in Utah. I graduated with an associates in Construction Management and a Bachlors in Liberal Arts. Construction is my occupation. I especially enjoy carpentry. I am self employed and am greatful for the opportunity it is to work. I also love to play. Still being single at age 30 and having a thrist for adventure, I've been able to do some traveling. I spent three months cruising Europe on a pedel bike. Fixed up an old 78' VW bus and drove it around the US. Spent time in Cambodia. Been to Costa Rica to surf a few times, etc. I love to be outside. I love the mountains! I love to snowboard! Ya, thats me in a nut shell.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I love being a mormon. It's awesome. I love the protections that comes from living the Gospel. I don't have to stress about drug addictions, getting a girl pregnet, or any of the negative drama of life, because I obey the commandments. It is the hugest blessing. My life is not perfect, I have struggles, obsticles and such, but I must say I am stoked about life! That is what I have learned after being an active mormon for over 10 years now. It has taken me some time and effort to get where I am today. It all started off when I was 18. I grew up in a broken, disfuctional family. I myself associated with friends who loved to pary. The main reason I associate with these friends was because one they loved to snowboard like me and also cause they were cool and fun. I decided to get away from all of it and move to Utah. It was for me a great decision. I met new friends who loved to snowboard but were good influences at the same time. I started going to chuch and attending institute. Coming from Alaska, it was amazing to me to see so many kids my age attending institute. I really enjoyed that. I remember how strongly I would feel Gods love for me at that time. How he was helping me heal and learn a new path. I remember how my old desires were replaced with new desires for better things. It was a special time in my life. It makes me think that everyone should have a time in there life like that. A time of conversion. I believe everyone does have a time... when they are ready, when God will be more present and apparent in thier life. For some it is when they are young, some old. For some it may not be in this life. I just know when it happens it is special. It is powerful to feel Gods love, it changes the human soul.

How I live my faith

Now I am more consistant in my faith. I have had many answers to prayer. I have had a few powerful witnesses from God to specific principles of the Gospel. There are still many things I don't understand. Many questions I still have. But that is what I love about the gospel, we must press forward. Those answers will come when we are proved and ready. I am very transient. I have not lived in the same place for more that six months at a time, in the last 12 years of my life. Every place I go, I attend chuch. There are not many sudays I have missed, but as far as callings and responsiblilties... it seems about the time I am comfortable and have a relationship with a bishop or other members of the ward I move. But I love sharing the gospel! I look forward to when I will be rooted in a community. When I can have a calling and be a more active member of society. One really cool thing that has happened the last few years was getting to be friend with a young man who has worked for me. For the last few years we have been able to work with each other off and on. He started working for me when he was 16. Now he is 19 and on a mission in South Carolina. I love this young man. We worked side by side and have built many projects together. I have been able to watch him grow and mature. Having him in my life has been such a blessing. Being around him gave me a stronger desire to be a better man and provide a good example. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is all about relationships. WIth it we can have lasting, meaningful relationships. I try to live my life to show the people around me that I love them. I am so greatful for the knowlegde that the Gospel provides about why to be a good brother.