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Hi I'm Blaine R. Thornock

I'm a Mormon. I was born and grew up in South East Idaho.

About Me

Retired University Professor (Weber State). Former US Army Transportation Officer. Two time Vietnam veteran with 6 1/2 years active duty. Hobbies are woodworking, gardening, golf, keeping my 1989 Jaguar XJS running, spending time with my family and friends and playing what passes for golf. I have 4 children 2 step-children, 24 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. My wife and I both lost our spouses, and we have been happily married for 2 years.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents taught me the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a child. as a teenager I had some doubts about some of of the Church doctrine. During my late teenage years I decided that it was essential for me to get my own testimony of the truthfullness of the Book of Mormon. I studied and prayed to know of its truth. The Holy Ghost bore witness to my soul that Joseph Smith was a Prophet, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and more importantly that Jesus Christ is our Saviour and Son of God. That sure knowledge changed my life.

How I live my faith

I served a two year full time mission in the Noth Central States 1957-1959. I have served in leadership positions in the LDS Church. I served as president of the young mens organization. I served for many years as a local missionary. My wife and I will serve in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission from April 2013 - Oct 2014. I served as an Ordinance Worker in the Ogden,UtahTemple.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Blaine R. Thornock
When I was younger I was an avid backpacker. I spent many nights staring at the stars and contemplating the vastness of space and my seeming insignificance in its magnificance. It all can not be just a result of a "big bang" or of an evolutionary process. It all speaks of God and his power. I have felt of his infinite love for me as I have faced difficulties in life, and his protection when I have been in extreme danger. I know that God is real, that he is a living being, and that his Son Jesus Christ came to this earth, lived a perfect life, atoned for my sins, died and was resurrected. He led the way and made it possible for us to follow. Show more Show less