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Hi I'm Trevor

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a big fan of filmmaking, but skateboarding and good food rank up there, as well. I'm married to a wonderful person. Life treats me well. I enjoy good conversation.

Why I am a Mormon

Through my short sojourn in life, I have come to realize that this existence is a pretty big deal. Mormonism has given me a spiritual connection with God that I have not been able to find elsewhere. I grew up in an area with few Mormons. My parents instilled within my moral character christian values and a Mormon theology, but I never quite caught on to it all. I was religiously inactive until I was about 16 years old. I never quite saw the need for religion in my life, and I thought that "being a good person" was just fine for me. Through a series of life-altering events, I can now look back in hindsight and thank God for abruptly changing the path that both my family and I were on. Long story short: I gave Mormonism a chance. I opened up my heart and mind to the possibility that it might be true. I feel that I am very analytical, and as such, I have put a lot of time into investigating the logical side of Christianity, and Mormonism in particular. The beauty and complexity of this theology is beyond the mind of mere mortals. As I started on my path as a believer and tested the waters of faith, I found them to be warm, sweet, and pure. I found something that I had never felt before, and received answers to numbers of questions that I had asked God in earlier hours of prayer. The Holy Ghost truly touched me in ways that are difficult to describe, and I knew that this church and all of the doctrines it espouses were true, just as the disciples on the road to Emmaus knew that they did in fact walk with the resurrected Lord, Jesus Christ: "...Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?" - Luke 24:32 Mormonism has allowed me to have a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father, and my Savior, Jesus Christ. It has spoken to both my mind and my heart, through the Holy Ghost, that it is true. I have simply asked God in prayer whether or not these things are true, and he has answered. Because of those answers, which I know can come from no other source, I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

There are lots of ways to live your faith. I live my faith by studying the scriptures daily. I've also had responsibilities in my local congregation, such as working with the young men. I try and do my best to act as a follower of Christ at all times. I am nowhere near perfect, but I know that if I want the help, God will grant it to me.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Trevor
At all times and in all places, God extends his hand toward his children to help them along their paths of progression. The Lord, despite the hard-headedness of his people, has always sent prophets to lead and guide his people. In Amos 3:7, God promises that he will reveal his secrets and counsel to his servants, the prophets. When Christ came and ministered personally on the earth, he established a church with a foundation of apostles and prophets - Ephesians 2:20. People needed the guidance of 12 apostles then just as much as we need it now. Christ set up his church the way that he did for a reason, and that is also why the apostles fought so hard to keep the Church alive and well through their missionary efforts. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Trevor
Paul once stated that the early Christians could have the "mind of Christ" - 1 Cor. 2:16. Through the gift of the Holy Ghost, we can also have the mind of Christ. This means that we can begin to see the world as he once did. As we follow the path of discipleship that he showed us, little by little we can begin to see the world around us as Christ would see it. We can see our brothers and sisters around the world for who they truly are. We will recognize and understand principles and concepts of life that help us develop faith in Christ and in our Father in Heaven. Receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, by someone with the authority of God to do so is truly a blessing - Acts 19:5-6. It can be the equivalent of having a personal moral compass. As we seek to draw closer to God and to Christ, we will become more adept at recognizing the messages from on high. The cycle continues as we listen and act positively based on those messages or promptings. Show more Show less