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Hi I'm Travis.

I love school, sports, and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm going to college, I am majoring in History Teaching. I hope to teach and coach after college. I loved high school a lot, and I think I could make an impact in the lives of young people. I love watching movies on the weekend with my family. I've also been blessed with some really great friends, and spending time with them is always high on the priority list.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. It's not easy sometimes, but it's always been worth it. Because I know what I know. Jesus Christ is my Savior. I am always making mistakes, but He knows I'm trying to be a better person every day. I've got an entire lifetime ahead of me, and I couldn't think of any other way of getting through it without my religion. I am about to get married, and I just don't know of anywhere else I would rather get married than in the temple. I think we're going to get married in the Oquirrh Mountain Utah temple, which is beautiful and stunning. The temple reminds me about all that is precious and special in life, and that I should hold the things I believe to be important close to my heart.

How I live my faith

I am in a singles ward (a local congregation for young adults 18-30) and have been asked to be a home teacher. I go and visit with a couple people every few weeks or so and basically be their friend. It's great! I get to meet new people, build friendships, and talk about the Gospel together.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Travis.
We perform baptisms for our deceased loved ones because we love them, and want to provide them the option to choose to follow Christ after this life. In the Spirit World there are only 2 religions: The Church of Jesus Christ, and Anything Else. Down here on earth, the ideas and philosophies of men have muddled and confused the doctrines of Jesus Christ, we see it in the world all around us. The Bible talks about the Spirit world and baptisms for the dead, and teaches us that every one that has every lived on Earth will have the opportunity to hear the good news of Christ's sacrifice for us, and decide for themselves to follow Him or not, without any muddled, earthly confusion. We simply provide the physical side of their promise to follow Christ by being baptized in their behalf. There's really nothing too odd or creepy about it. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Travis.
It may seem like they only take care of their own, and they certainly do, but Mormons generally try to help out wherever they can. I know I do. Maybe it seems like the Mormons you know are nice enough but keep to themselves. The truth is, we love our friends we see at church every week! We can't wait to see them again, and are always spending time with each other. It's really great to know that they'll be there for you. But we're especially excited for new friends too! In our church, we have programs designed to help each other when help is needed. It doesn't matter what problems you have, we are willing and eager to help you in any way we can. When the programs run as they should, nobody is left behind, and we all grow closer together as we grow closer to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less