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Hi I'm Blake

I live in Utah. I was a 4.0 Student and an Academic All-State tennis player and am now a business student. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I was attending Brigham Young University on scholarship before I left to serve a mission for the LDS church in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. I am 6'3", I love basketball, tennis, movies, and just being with friends and family. I am a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and have read most of his books. I also enjoy C.S. Lewis very much. I play the piano and guitar (not very well) and enjoy everything about music except for practicing. I love cereal, fruit snacks, steak, and a nice, juicy hamburger. I am 18 years old and I have grown up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? There are more reasons than I can count. I was raised in this church, though that hardly means anything. My family is active and that helps me get through life when times are tough. Most of my friends also belong to this church. These reasons, though good, are not why I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am a member of this church, first and foremost, because of Jesus Christ himself. I have never met Him. I have never heard His voice or seen Him personally. I don't have any indisputable proof that He suffered unbearable pains in Gethsemane for me. I don't have any tokens or souvenirs of Golgotha where he bled and died on a cross for me. Although I don't have these things, I have something worth more to me than all the riches of this world: I know. I know that Jesus Christ lived. I know that he suffered in Gethsemane and Golgotha. I know that my Savior and Redeemer, whom I have never met, loves me individually, with all my faults. I know that he paid a price that I will never even comprehend, simply so that I could have the chance to return to live with Him and the Father once more. I know this because I have felt of his love. I, personally, have been promised, by the Holy Ghost, that these things are true. I have felt the sweet peace and joy that comes when I lay my burdens at His feet. And He takes them willingly, out of love. He gives me a gift that I will never be able to fathom. And he does all of this, and everything he has ever done, because he loves me. I know this. One day, I will thank Him personally for his love and sacrifice. There is a happiness in following His gospel in the LDS church that cannot be found in any other manner of living. Not because the men of this church are better than any others, but because this church has the fullness of His gospel. Christ leads this church. It is His. I know it, I know God knows it, and I dare not deny it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by carrying on from day to day. That, I think, is the simplest way for all of us to do so. I don't have any big church callings at the moment, though I have had my fair share. Soon, I will be living my faith in a very different way: as a missionary for the LDS church. I will be living my faith in every way possible: in thought, word, action, and example. I will live my faith as I teach others the wonderful things that my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have done for me. But, for now, I am content to simply wait until it is my time to go. I live my faith by being true to what I know. I live my faith by doing things that will allow me to serve honorably, faithfully, and to the best of my ability.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Mormon missionaries will talk about Jesus Christ and His Atonement, specifically how it has affected them, and how it can affect you and your family. They teach about God and His plan for us, called the Plan of Salvation, and how we ultimately can return to live with Him again in Heaven for eternity with our families. Missionaries will talk about the restoration of Jesus Christ's church, through the prophet, Joseph Smith, in these latter days: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less