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Hi I'm Ty Blank

I am from St. Johns Arizona. I'm a baseball player, a missionary, a Tough Mudder, a small town kid, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in small towns in Arizona and Montana with my family of My Mom and Dad, 1 Brother and 3 Sisters! I grew up loving sports and playing just about anything. Although baseball has and always will be my favorite sport! I pretty much just love things that push me to my limit both physically and mentally. That is part of the reason I love my mission so much! Also I love it so much because I love Our Savior Jesus Christ. I am currently a missionary in Alaska and come home in June 2016. I have loved every minute of being out here on a mission. It has truly blessed my life in ways I could have never imagined.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but that is not the reason that I am a member. My parents did a great job of teaching us the gospel and letting us choose to live it for ourselves. As I grew up I feel like I went to church because it was the right thing to do, but as I got older I could feel my desire to come to church fade away. When I was in high school I was still using my parents testimony as my foundation for belief. All of that changed when I packed up my bags and headed on my mission. I realized that I had to gain a testimony for myself and that all came through reading and praying about the Book of Mormon. It didn't come right away, but it came. It came not through the appearance of an Angel or any huge thing. It came through little experiences that I had while reading and praying.Now I know of for sure with an absolute knowledge that The Book of Mormon is true! And in turn that Joseph Smith Is a Prophet. And that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Christ's church. I know that and I could never deny it. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by choosing to live rightously everyday. Another way I live my faith is by doing the little things. By reading the scriptures and praying daily. The little things are really what brings joy to me in my everyday life. I love this gospel, I love the message it contains and the happiness it brings to us in our daily lives. This is a gospel of happiness. By small and simple things great things are able to come to pass. So that is how I live my faith. Through the small and simple actions each day. The small acts of kindness and charity. I love my faith and I love our Heavenly Father.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Ty Blank
To me, the Atonement of Jesus Christ is everything. It is the best example of charity and obeying our Father in Heaven. The Atonement is Charity because Jesus Christ suffered for all of us through the atonement. He knows exactly what we are going through because he has experienced that for us. He knows exactly how to help us. He knows exactly how to help us and through him we can all be saved. Show more Show less