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Hi I'm Blair

I grew up Utah. I worked in Information Technology for 26 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father and grandfather. I earned a Master's degree in Public Administration. In my community, I volunteered as vice-chair of the Planning Commission, a position I held for about 9 years. I enjoy photography as a hobby, especially landscapes. I don't consider myself very good, but it is a pleasant pastime. Until I retired, I directed a resource planning program for BYU. The program is responsible for the technology used on campus, including networking, telephony, audio visual, servers and storage. Through the program, leaders planned replacements and improvements of campus technology. I have enjoyed many teaching and leadership assignments in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of these assignments were focused on youth and/or adults. Perhaps, my favorite was teaching a Gospel Doctrine course for adults. Their perspectives and knowledge enriched the experience for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I owe much to the Church for the better parts of who I am. The Savior taught that His burden is light and I've found that when living by His teachings, my life is so much better. Prayer is a great blessing in my life. I know that God hears and answers those prayers every day. Through the Spirit of the Holy Ghost, many of my prayers have been answered, either through ideas and promptings, or by helping me along life's path. I feel and am grateful for the love of my Father in heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Recently, I served a young single adult congregation, mostly students. They are an active group, doing many service projects, teaching one another the gospel, and ministering to each others needs. My role is to assist the bishop (like a pastor) to help the young people staff their committees and leadership positions, to counsel with them, and to help them live the gospel of Jesus Christ. My wife and I are now assigned to work in the Atlanta Georgia area, helping with the missionary work there. We are very blessed by the Lord. This missionary service allows us to give back, in some small way. The scriptures are a great source of strength to me. As I study the people described in the scriptures and consider their circumstances, I find they faced many of the same kinds of problems we face today. The counsel they received applies to us. I am thankful to have these truths which help me live better in a chaotic world.