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Hi I'm Tiffany Blake

I'm an actor, musician, artist, and a friend. My favorite thing is my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an expressionist. I love music, theater, art of many kinds, and most everything Japanese. I am a college student, not yet to my second year. I studied violin, and elementary education. I love working with children, and singing Frozen songs with them, as they sing along. Art is something I can honestly say I love with all my heart, but I love the concept of something I feel being expressed in a beautiful way. I love watching nature and being surrounded by God's creations. I play tennis, and spent four years in high school on the tennis team, and managed for the boys' team for my last two years. I also love volleyball, and skating with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt it. Things that can't be explained have happened because of the faith of those I know. I am here because of the faith of my parents. I walk by faith every day of my life, understanding that there is a brighter tomorrow, if I am willing to work hard today. I'm a Mormon because of the happiness I get from following God's commandments. I live the Gospel of Jesus Christ as it has been restored by the Prophet Joseph Smith because I know it is true, by a Spiritual Witness, which has burned in my soul, and has caused me to grow in love for all those around me. Whatsoever is good comes from God, and since the burning in my soul brings me peace, I know it is good. If you desire to understand my conversion or to hear a story, I will tell you this one. Before I begin, I hope you understand that my conversion to the gospel did not come from one or two experiences, but many experiences, giving a little truth here, and another witness there, that the gospel is true. So when I try to explain where it started, I guess you could say that it's been growing on me all my life. But amidst all the things I knew, I still hadn't received my own witness yet. I hadn't become converted with all my heart. For a project, I decided to read the Book of Mormon (again, because up to this point had already read it many many times). This time, I would really focus on the Savior, and how the book was really about him. This changed my whole view of the Book of Mormon. I read so that I could understand Christ, and as I read, I received my confirmation. It wasn't all at once, but one day as I was reading, I felt warm inside, and I just had the surest conviction that this book is true, and that it is the Word of God. I found that it happened every time as I read. Since this time, I have learned more and more, and I know now that the more I learn about the Savior, Jesus Christ, the closer I get to Him, and the gospel of Jesus Christ is one big invitation to seek Him.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? That's an interesting question. I live my faith by trusting in Heavenly Father. That He will make me into the person I need to become, so I can live with Him again. Every day my life is guided in some way by God. What I do, what I say, where I go--I try to ask myself, "If Christ was here, what would He do, what would He say?" I am not perfect, but that's where my faith comes in. I know that if I am putting forth my best effort, Christ will make up the difference. Every day is an adventure.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Tiffany Blake
What would it profit us to only help those we know? Whenever I see someone that needs help, I yearn to help them, even when sometimes they don't know that they need help. I'd like to point out the assistance we give to those who are victims of natural disasters. As for myself, I went with a group of youth, and we came to Joplin, Missouri, about a month after the tornado had hit. We helped however we could, and since most of us were under 18, we couldn't help with chainsaws, or things like that. We sorted the donations given to Joplin. Clothes, toys, sheets, etc. On a smaller scale, we love to get out into the community and help, cleaning up trash, laying mulch down on trails at a park, playing Bingo with those in rest homes, cleaning wheelchairs, painting fountains, beautifying an elementary school. Not just the youth, but the adults as well. Show more Show less