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Hi I'm Trevor

I grew up in Oregon and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am what some would call an introvert with people skills. I love to be around people and share common interests, but I also love to be alone as well. Peaceful reflection is important to me. I am a recent college graduate who wants to find a place in the world. I love to work with people and learn from different cultures. I am not very well traveled, but have many places on my list of dream vacations.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS faith, but I think we all go through that phase in life where we have to decide if we are doing something because our parents want us to, or because we want to. When I was a teenager, I wanted to know for myself if the church was true. I don't think I can remember a time in my life when I didn't know that Joseph Smith was a prophet. I have always known that. But I had never really prayed about it, it was just something I had never doubted. But, one day I decided to pray and ask God. I knelt in prayer and received an answer. I didn't see a holy manifestation or experience a voice in my ear. I just felt happier than I have ever felt in my life. I felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ did in reality appear to the boy Joseph that morning, ushering in the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that to be true. That is why I am a Mormon. Through the power of the Holy Ghost, the Lord testified to me that the Gospel is true, and I will never deny it!

How I live my faith

My faith is very important to me. I place my devotion to our Savior above all else. In my local ward, I am the Ward Clerk. This means I take care of finances and membership information for the Bishop. This calling has taught me how the Lord's church truly is a church of order. No one is paid for their calling. Faithful Latter-day Saints voluntarily serve each other in a variety of callings. The Bishop and his two councilors prayerfully consider what calling would be appropriate for each individual in the Ward. Service is an important way that faith impacts my life. Dedicating a portion of my time to serve the members of the Ward is really service to God.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Trevor
While Church members do emphasize service to each other, service to non-Mormons is also important to members of the Church. The Lord ministered to all while he was on the earth, and we too should serve others, regardless of religious affiliation. The Book of Mormon states that when we are in the service of our fellow men, we are truly in the service of our God. Helping others is a way that we express our love and gratitude to our Savior Jesus Christ. Show more Show less