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Hi I'm Blaire

I love the beach, the ocean, the beautiful redwood coast I get to explore. I'm an adventurer, a singer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Washington actually, but moved to Northern California at age 11. In fact, it's so North that it may as well be called Southern Oregon. I'm about 80 miles south of that border. 5 hours North of San Fransisco! To say the least, it's not a very populated area, especially by church members. When I moved here, I had a lot of trouble making friends, and I switched school a few times. It took me a long time to feel at home in this area, but I always knew that in the end I would find happiness. I guess that was because I knew that I didn't want the alternative. My parents are both strong members of the church, and they always have been. My father served a mission in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, and met my mother there, and converted her. Once he was off his mission they went to the same college and got married. They haven't faltered since. I have 4 older siblings, I am the youngest of 5. I love them so much! Something about me, is that I LOVE to sing. Always have. My siblings are all very musical, and we must get it from my mother because my dad? He sings solo. So low that you can't here him that is. (His joke not mine). In high school I got the opportunity to travel to Paris, France and sing in the Notre Dame Cathedral. It was amazing! Since then I have graduated high school, and worked at the local community hospital as an admitting clerk in the Emergency Room.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church. For that, I am grateful. It's a hard path, and having always had it incorporated into my profile I think made it easier for me. However, that doesn't mean that I didn't have my own personal conversion. We all have a conversion story, and although mine was over time, and I never really doubted the truth of this Gospel, it is still significant to me, and it's why I choose to live the way I do. It's hard to be constantly bombarded by the world, but if you know the end result and truly believe it? That makes all the difference. And it certainly has made a difference to me!

How I live my faith

In my daily life I constantly have God and Jesus Christ around me. My father is the Bishop of our church in town, and that brings home a lot of spiritual moments. At church, I have a calling, or a volunteer position I was asked to carry out, as a branch missionary. In this calling every Sunday I get to meet with the missionaries and talk about how to help them better their work. We schedule, check up on investigators of the church to see how they're doing, and make plans to further the work of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and keep moving forward. I love doing things everyday which make me feel closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Blaire
I have found that because the clergymen in the church are not paid, the service which they give results in greater blessing for themselves, their families, and the congregation which they serve. Service is the best way to become closer to Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. The same goes for anyone who serves within the church and is not paid. Show more Show less