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Hi I'm Travis

I'm a Mormon. Which is a short way of saying, I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful and loving wife and together we have 4 wonderful children all boys. I am an active duty military member and have enjoyed my 7 plus years of service. I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints all my life, and have been very blessed because of it.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, to be honest the reason why I became Mormon was the fact that my parents were of the faith. However that is not the reason I have stayed Mormon my entire life. That is an entirely different reason. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints today, simply because I KNOW of myself that it is true. I have come to find out for myself, independent from any other person that God lives, Jesus is the Christ, and the Lords church has been restored in the latter days. I know these things to be true from God through the power of his spirit the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

Well, I live my faith the best I can. To me, that means living in a way that emulates our Saviors life, under normal circumstances as well as other than normal circumstances. I try to live as my Savior would each and every day. I fall short of that goal each and everyday, but I try, and I know that God knows that. I am eternally grateful for the fact that Jesus died for me and atoned for my sins. I know that if I do my best to follow the example of Jesus, even though I sin and make mistakes, his sacrifice becomes effective in my life each and everyday. What a blessing that is, to all of us.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

For me the answer to this question is very simple. And it boils down to the fact that God is perfect and loves ALL of his children. He also requires us to follow the path he has laid out for us, in order to return to him someday. One of those steps along that path is the doctrine and ordinance of Baptism. He wants each of us to be able to choose to follow him no matter what our circumstances in this mortal life are. Many throughout time have not had the chance to follow the Savior and become baptized. When we perform baptisms by proxy for the deceased, the Lord allows them to accept or reject the ordinance, in regards to their own salvation. This simple doctrine of baptisms for the dead shows to me the great love God has for each and every one of his children. Show more Show less