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Hi I'm Blake Phippen

Born and raised in Idaho. Lover of sports. Missionary in the Jamaica Kingston Mission.

About Me

I am the oldest child out of four in my family. My whole life has been about sports, mostly football and basketball. I am 18 years old at the moment, preparing to serve a mission. I have been called to serve in the Jamaica, Kingston mission. When I get back I will go to college, looking to play sports, gain my education and start a family. Right now I want to study to go into physical therapy of some sort. I love trying new things and going new places. I love getting to know new people and building friendships.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love being one. Because I love the gospel. Because I love the countless blessings that it brings into my life. Because I know this work is true. This is His church. It has been restored to the earth in its entire fullness. It brings me happiness, comfort and peace in the things that I learn and the promises that I can attain when I strive to live my life in a way the reflects my Savior's. I am a Mormon because there is nothing better than being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am not perfect, but I try. The Lord isn't concerned with perfection, but direction. That is exactly what being a Mormon is all about. Striving to live in the same way Christ lived his life. We are all going to make mistakes in this life, that is why we are here, but the test is whether we learn from them or not. I try to live my life in a way that would make others who see me want to live their life in the same way. A lot of this entails the same things that little kids say make a good Mormon. I go to church every Sunday. I read the words of Christ and the prophets, the scriptures. I look to help others, make them feel loved. I try to show my faith by living the teachings of the gospel.