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Hi I'm Blaine

I'll be starting medical school next year at Kansas City University of Medicine class of 2017. I have a wonderful wife.

About Me

I have a wonderful wife, I'm finishing up my undergraduate degree and I'm about to enter medical school. I know that I couldn't have made it this far on my own, I am thankful for all that my wife and family has done for me. With their support I know I'll be able to finish medical school and succeed in life. I have been blessed with so much, I am thankful for each day I live and I love The Lord with all my heart. My goal is to use my medical degree to be a force of good in this world, and to support families in my community.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I believe the testimony of Joseph Smith Jr. I know that our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to the young boy Joseph Smith, because he lacked wisdom and asked of God. Because of this we have the Book of Mormon, which is the keystone of our religion. The Bible and the Book of Mormon both testify of Jesus Christ, who is the cornerstone of our religion. These books are from different sides of the world, but they both point to the same God. It is possible to know with certainty that the Book of Mormon and Bible are truly of God, and that God is real by asking in faith and prayer. This takes effort on our part. I have put forth the effort and have come to know that when we do the will of God we will know of the truthfulness of his work. We live in very troubling times. Sometimes it seems like the whole world is going crazy! Throughout all the tumult and trials I face, I have felt for myself that the peace of God does indeed surpass all understanding. Knowing that God lives, and that He has a plan that includes eternal happiness, is what gives me strength to do all that I do. And I know that when we are built upon the rock of our redeemer we cannot fall.

How I live my faith

I always put God first in my life. Each morning I wake up 30 minutes earlier than I would need to and devote that time to studying the scriptures. I attribute much of my success to keeping the Sabbath Day holy, I make sure I finish all my homework on Saturday so I can have Sunday as a day of rest, with no worries hanging over my head. In this busy life we live, what bigger sacrifice can we make than time? I try to manage my time well, so that when I am needed, I can perform church duties. Whenever I am called upon I am ever willing to stop what I'm doing and help the missionaries with an appointment, help someone in our area move, or visit someone in need. I have come to know for myself that when we make a sacrifice to The Lord we are blessed with more than we gave up.