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Hi I'm Blaine McConnaughey

I'm a convert, I'm serving in the Spain Málaga Mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I moved to orange county after graduating high school. Living with my sister, who's also a convert, i began to ask about her faith. fast forward six weeks and i was baptized. I currently go to college full time and work at a bank part time. I have fun socializing with the new friends i have made and I love hanging out with my nephew.

Why I am a Mormon

When I first began investigating the church, i really began to relate to Joseph Smith when he was search for the true church. The verse that inspired him to ask god about which church was true was James 1:5 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." Never had a verse hit Joseph so hard, and the same was for me. When i knelt down and prayed to heavenly father and asked him if the church was true, the answer i received was "keep reading". So i did. I longed to feel the spirit in order to know beyond a doubt. It wasn't until i was in the library after class one night when I felt the urge to pull out my Book of Mormon and read the book of Moroni. Never was i so intrigued to read scripture until that night. After finishing it in one sitting I set the book down and did kind of a double-take around me. I was the only one in the room but in no way was i alone. I could feel the spirit with me at that very moment. It was so tangible, I just looked up and nodded my head saying, "ok. . . loud and clear" That was a turning point for me when I knew this was the true and living church and I had to get baptized

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best to be a good example to those who don't know a lot about my church. I wear my CTR (choose the right) ring everyday as a reminder of the promises i have made with heavenly father. As a new convert I have lots of opportunities to share with my friends and family what I have learned. By teaching others, my testimony grows stronger. I feel so much happiness sharing the gospel, simply because I know this church changes lives and those who hear the message will experience happiness as well.