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Hi I'm Blake

I was born in Australian. I have been living in the USA since I was 10. I teach skiing.

About Me

I was born in Australia and moved to the USA when I was 10 years old. During high school I was a soccer referee and field hockey umpire for three years. I helped to manage the high school field hockey team and have played at a couple of national competions that allowed boys to play. In 2013 I became an Eagle Scout and have particularly enjoyed working on the waterfront at scout camp as a lifeguard for several summers. I completed my first semester studying Recreational Management at BYU Idaho and am am currently taking a two year break to serve a full time mission in the Denver Colorado South Mission. I saved most of the money for my mission by working the last three winter seasons at my local ski area in Connecticut, where I mostly taught skiing and occasionally some snowboarding.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, but it is through the many experiences during my life that I have gone through my own conversion process. This has included reading my scriptures, saying my prayers, attending early morning seminary during high school and attending church each week. I have also visited many Church historic sites, where I have been able to feel the spirit and increase my testimony of Joseph Smith and the Restoration of the Gospel. The Gospel has given me peace in many situations I have faced, whether it was stress at school, being away from home while working and at college, or sometimes even sometimes when I was not getting along with my younger brothers.

How I live my faith

I love to help people. To me helping and serving others is a great way to live my faith. Whether it is stopping to help someone while skiing or participating in a service project or holding the door open for someone, there are many ways to serve. I particularly enjoyed being a Cub Scout Den Leader, and working with the cub scouts each week, to start them on their own road to becoming an Eagle Scout. As a full-time missionary for the Church, I will continue to increase my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

How does the Church finance its operations?

Blake
Members in the Church willingly pay a tithing to the church. Which is 10% of their income. The church uses this to pay for the expenses of the church. Tithing is not a burden to me instead it is a commitment of my faith and I know I receive more in blessing. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending a church and attending a temple?

Blake
Churches are were we told our regular church meetings. Anyone can go into our churches but Temples are were sacred ordiances are performed and only chruch members can Show more Show less