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Hi I'm Payton Blatter

I grew up in the church. I'm an avid outdoorsman. Called to serve in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an avid outdoorsman in Montana who loves to interact with the wildlife the Lord has put on this Earth. I was raised in the church, but became inactive at the age of 10 with my mom and two siblings. At the age of 17, I returned to being active with the help of my best friend and her family. I have become much happier, and been called to serve in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission for the span of June 2018-June 2020. After which, I will attend BYU-Idaho to receive a degree in Recreation Management to pursue a career in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife department.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the power of prayer is real. While I was inactive, I made poor life decisions that sent me into a fast downward spiral. I started hanging out with the wrong crowds, arguing with my family, and becoming very relaxed with my foul language. In August of 2016, I began to recognize my faults and was seeking help and guidance. I started praying for help from God, whether it was a person or an event, I needed change in my life. By that September, a new student came to our school. The moment she walked in the door, I knew my Heavenly Father had given me the answer to my prayers. She alone brought me back into activity, and allowed me to be a part of her family activities. As her family took me in, I began to see the joy and happiness they have being in a complete family. This influence made me see what happiness and joy I can receive with the Gospel back in my life. I had finally made the decision to receive a blessing on what I needed to do, and the answer was clear, return to church. After becoming active again, I received the Aaronic Priesthood when I was 17 and have been active since. My life is full of light and happiness, and am thankful for the restored Gospel every day.

How I live my faith

I attend seminary in the mornings when I am able, attend Mission Prep classes, and have religious discussions with classmates in school. I am willing to share my testimony when the spirit is there, and I have the impression to bare my testimony to those I speak with. I love this Gospel and everything it has to offer in my life.

What is the Law of Chastity?

Payton Blatter
The Law of Chastity is a law to be morally clean and pure. The creation of children is sacred and should only occur between husband and wife. We are not to have sexual relations with any person before marriage, and we keep this sacred law during marriage, having these relations with our spouse only. Show more Show less