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Hi I'm Blair Moncur

I'm a father, grandfather, engineer, family historian, national park stamp collector, fruit raiser and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a married father of six children and a grandfather of three. I work in quality assurance engineering at a national laboratory. I very much enjoy family history research. Our family likes to visit the national parks. Each national park has a stamping station. We have collected the stamps from about half of the national parks. I came from a family of five children. My father was a farmer and my mother was a book keeper. I come from a long line of people who served in their communities. I was the first in my family to graduate from college. Our family has a small orchard of 36 trees. I love to travel. I love to attend the temple with my family. I have a beautiful wife and family.

Why I am a Mormon

First: When I was eight years of age, my younger sister drowned in a pond near our home. This was a very traumatic time for our family. At a very young age, I asked the three big questions. Where did I come from, why am I here (on earth) and were do I go after death. The death of my sister made me wonder if people really do have a spirit and does it really go to heaven. Will I see my sister again. The Church doctrine answers these three big questions. It is comforting for me to know where my sister is and that we can be together again someday. Second: If I were searching for the true Church, one that was patterned after the Savior's original Church, I would look for one that was led by apostles and prophets, had a large missionary force, took care of the poor and had a unpaid ministry. It would have leaders who receive revelation. It would bear the name of the Lord and savior Jesus Christ. The only Church on the face of the whole earth that fits this description is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Third: I have read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover several times. I have asked God in prayer if the book was or is true. I have received a very personal witness that the Book of Mormon is true. If the Holy Spirit tells me the book is true then Joseph Smith is a modern day prophet of God. Fourth: One of the things that attracts me to the Church is the doctrine that God is no respecter of persons. We learn in the Church that God is our father and we are his children. He loves us and wants what is best for us. The blessings he gives us in the temple are available to ourselves and those who have passed on. Everyone, living or dead, without exception will get to hear the gospel message and have an opportunity to accept of their own free will God's blessing he gives in the temple. I have a great love for those who came before me. I am glad they will have a fair and equal opportunity to hear the gospel and receive our Father's full blessings.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in the Church and community. At the current time I am chairman of the local cemetery board. I am also a member of the council that governs the Church in our area. My assignments on that council are Family History, Temple, Emergency preparedness and public communications. Serving in the Church helps me to grow and serve others. I have served in various church positions my whole life. Serving in the Church brings me great happiness and peace. I love to attend the temple with my family. Am I perfect? No! But my service in the Church helps me be a better person and the world a better place.