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Hi I'm Trevor

I was raised in a good family on a farm outside Red Deer, Alberta. I became a Mormon at age 22.

About Me

I've been married to a wonderful woman since 1985. We have six children and a grand daughter. I've worked over 25 years in Information Technology and I've been able to support my family on the one income. What a blessing it's been to have my wife home to raise our children, which is still in-progress. A few years back, after the time consuming part of tending to young children combined with demands at work, oh and me finally dropping the excuses of having bad knees, I got back into a regular fitness routine. It's been great to get out 3-4 times a week and go running. I feel better and enjoy the time listening to scriptures or just thinking. I thank my wife and the Savior for their patience and gentle proding.

Why I am a Mormon

In 1982 I associated with some great people and enjoyed their company, they were Mormon. Back then I knew very little about Mormons so I asked questions and was eventually directed to listen to the missionaries who would be able to answer my questions and teach me more about the church. I declined a couple times but finally accepted the invitation. Over the course of a few weeks I learned things that I already knew and some that were new to me. All of what I was taught made sense and felt right. I knew that if I needed to find out if what I was being taught was from my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ, that I should ask them. I prayed for over a week to find out if the faith I belonged to was where I should remain. I thought this was the easy thing to do, I found that I didn't feel good, I felt doubtful and like the scriptures say, “I had a stupor of thought”. This was an answer to my prayers, it was a NO. I finally prayed to know if what the missionaries were teaching and if the things I read in the Book of Mormon where true. I wanted to know and I knew if I found the truth I would act on it and join. I received an answer it was a quiet peaceful feeling that it was true. The next day my friend who was participating with me in the lessons with the Mormon missionaries, came to my office at work. After a short discussion he looked at me and said, "you’re going to do it aren't you!" He was referring to me being baptized into the church. I can remember the feeling that I had like it was moments ago. My heart pounded and every part of me was alive with the feeling of truth. The truth was: yes it's true, yes I will be baptized, and yes I've had a witness from the Holy Ghost. It felt good to say it out loud. I knew that my Father in Heaven knew I had a witness, he had answered my prayer and I felt I would offend Him if I said no. I was baptized a few days later and I've never looked back. I've had many witnesses since then that the church principles and doctrine are from God. I am so grateful to everyone who helped me back then and for the Savior who pulled me away from a life that would have been in darkness without faith and without His guidance.

How I live my faith

I go to church each Sunday where I attend services that remind me of the Savior's teaching, help me be a better person, allow me to renew my commitment to the Savior and give me an opportunity to serve others. I currently serve in our youth program through our church sponsored scout group. The boys are great to work with, they have faith in the Savior and do well to live its teachings. I’m honest with my fellow man in all aspects of my life. When I’ve wronged someone I do my best to seek forgiveness by apologizing and making it right. I’ve worked hard to make my marriage stronger and lift my companion so she can be the best person possible. She has struggled with depression for years, which isn’t an easy illness to live with for either of us. If it wasn’t for the Savior, his love and support I know we wouldn’t be where we are today. We aren’t perfect, but mostly we’re happy, close and working toward the same goals to become like the Savior, love others, and help our children to do the same.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Do as I have done. Listen to the missionary lessons to learn the basics doctrines of the church, pray about it and do what the savior said: Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. John 7: 16-17 Show more Show less