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Hi I'm Trevor

I grew up all over the United States - Utah, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Nevada. I love building things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a young man who loves his life. I also love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Reading books, cars, building things, learning, watching movies, swimming, and graphic design are all things that I love and that I love to do. I'm planning on going to college this fall semester of 2012. I have no idea what I yet want to do with my life! It's still nerve-wracking to think about. I have a large family that I would do anything for. I'm looking forward to one day being married and becoming a father. I'll let you know how that all goes!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised LDS. My parents did all that they could to teach me the Gospel of Jesus Christ and help me make good decisions while growing up. And for the most part, I did. However, I slipped away. I began to dislike attending church, discussing religion, or anything that had to do with God. I was a heartache to my family, but I didn't care. I just continued to 'live in sin.' One day, however, everything changed. I had a very personal experience and decided to return. It took quite some time, but I now love this gospel - it means so much to me. I love sharing this happiness with those around me. One thing that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints encourages it's members to do is to study, and pray to find out if the the Church is true. You can only walk by borrowed light for so long - each must find out for his or her self if Jesus Christ really is our Savior. I did that. I took the time to find out that these things are true for myself. I remember the feelings that I had - and that I still get - that these things are true. I remember where I was, what I was wearing, how my hair was done. I remember seeing the blades of grass and the leaves blow gently in the April breeze. I remember watching the ants move around on the ground, some distance away from the bench that I sat on. I was reading the Book of Mormon that Saturday morning. After an hour or so, I decided that I needed to pray to know if these things were true or not. And so I did. And the Book of Mormon is true. But more importantly than that is this I know that Jesus is the Christ. By the power of the Holy Ghost, I know that He is my Advocate with the Father, my Deliverer, my Redeemer, and my Brother. And that knowledge has changed my life. Since then, I have done my best to live the commandments of Christ. Through striving to live His gospel daily, I have come to love and appreciate Him even more and all that He's done for me. There is no way that I could ever give that up.

How I live my faith

Living my faith isn't always the easiest thing to do, but it's the most worthwhile and the right thing to do. I attend church every Sunday and any other activities that may go on throughout the week. I pray to my Heavenly Father daily and study the scriptures. I spend time looking for ways that I can help others. I look for ways that I can improve myself. Christ gave His all for me, so I think that it's only fitting that I give my all for Him. I spend time with those I care about - both family and friends. I mainly participate in church by helping people get to church. Like Christ instructed, I 'feed His sheep' and do my best to bring them back. It's a wonderful feeling to see someone return 'home'. I feel so much closer to God while at church and even in the time afterwards. Getting to share that with others and help bring that happiness back into their lives is an immeasurable blessing.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Trevor
Nope! Mormons are thankful for Joseph Smith and for all he did to help fully restore the gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth today, but Joseph is not the center of our worship. We worship our Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Trevor
Jesus Christ said, "Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God." Being Born of the Water then, or Baptized, is necessary. So, too, is being born of the Spirit, or receiving the Holy Ghost. But what of those who have lived and died without the chance to ever hear about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, let alone accept it? Is it fair that they should miss out on the Kingdom of God? No! Our Heavenly Father loves all of His children, and so he provided a way that all may be baptized - even those who have passed from this life. We perform baptisms for the dead so that everyone has the chance to enter into the Kingdom of God. We do not dig up and put dead bodies in pools of water. That is an atrocious thought. Instead, we are allowed to stand in proxy, or in the place of, those who are deceased and be baptized in behalf of them. This truly is a supreme example of our God's deep love for us. No one will go without the chance to experience of His love and the wonderful blessings that come from following Him and being baptized. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Trevor
Do we regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?! Absolutely! It is part of the Church's official canon, or recognized scripture. I personally love the bible dearly, the New Testament more than the Old. Don't get me wrong, the Old Testament is just as equally the word of God! I just don't understand it nearly as well. However, the New Testament carries a large part of my heart. I treasure its many stories of our Redeemer's beautiful life and His teachings. Specifically, I love the parables of the Prodigal Son and of the Good Samaritan. We're indeed lucky and blessed to have the Bible. It was kept from the public for centuries, but honorable men and women throughout the ages sought to preserve it. They nobly gave their lives that we might have it today. However, tragically, the Bible did sustain some casualties. In its many translations, it has lost a few of its plain truths. Because of this we say that we believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it has been translated correctly. Show more Show less