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Hi I'm Travis Parry

I grew up in Sunny Southern California, in a family of 8. I am a graduate student, athlete, husband, and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a graduate student studying Family and Human Development. I enjoy sports like soccer, volleyball, mountainbiking, snowboarding, and wakeboarding. I also enjoy hobbies like playing the piano and the guitar, as well as signing and enjoying classical music. Spending time with my family is important even with my busy school and work life. My wife and I have been married for 10 years and we have 5 wonderful children aged 9-3mos.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both faithful members of the church and growing up we were taught by word and deed the gospel of Jesus Christ. At a young age, I remember knowing that my family could be together forever as long as we all followed the Savior's commandments. I served a full-time mission to the country of Denmark for a period of 2 years, where I was able to teach families how they too could be sealed together as families forever. After my mission, I was married to my amazing wife, and we started our own family as we finished school. Just a few short years after we were wed, my father suddenly died of a massive heart attack. It was a total shock and nightmare for the entire family. The entire experience tested my faith in God and my testimony of the restored gospel to the earth. However, I did not waiver in my faith, but made a solemn promise to God that I would improve my life and become the kind of dad that my father had been to us and the kind of husband he had been to my mother. I know that families can be forever as we follow the Savior and that through him we can return to our Father who is in Heaven. I will see my father again, and many who have passed on to the next life. I look forward to that reunion someday and know that your family can also have this blessing.

How I live my faith

I have been asked to serve a few hours per week those fathers of families in my neighborhood, through teaching lessons, organizing events, and helping those in need. It is a very rewarding work and I enjoy helping families through strengthening their fathers and husbands.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Travis Parry
We believe that all people will have the opportunity to hear the message of the Restored Gospel, even if they have died before ever hearing the name of Christ. Those spirits who have passed on will have the opportunity to accept or decline the invitation to follow the Savior. Those accepting of the invitation need proxies to help complete the ordinance of baptism into His restored church. As a member of His church we have the sacred opportunity to serve those spirits by being baptized on their behalf. It has been an honor to enter the Lord's holy temple and perform these ordinances for those spirits who have passed on. I have had intimate spiritual moments where I have completed baptismal ordinances for those in my family who have passed on and I testify that God's mercy doe snot end at death. It continues through allowing me to serve my brothers and sisters, even though they are no longer physically here. In a small way, we are then able to be saviors, by doing what they cannot do for themselves and releasing them from spiritual bondage. Baptisms for the dead allows member of His church to assist in Christ's mission of bringing "to pass the immortality and eternal life of man" Moses 1:39 http://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/moses/1?lang=eng. Show more Show less