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Hi I'm Trenton Ross

I'm a Drum Major, I'm a Civil Engineering Major, I'm a bagpiper, I hate veggies, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in California in 1990, and throughout my life have lived in various places across the globe: California, Utah, New Jersey, England, Brazil and Georgia. Performing in music is one of the things I most enjoy; throughout junior high and high school I was part of my schools' concert and marching bands, in which I played the trumpet and baritone. I also play the bagpipes; I have a rich Scottish background and enjoy going to Scottish festivals and the like. I've got a very competitive nature. I love playing recreational sports, board games, card games, etc.; in short, I'm going to try and beat you in whatever I can! I've completed my freshman year at Brigham Young University majoring in Civil Engineering.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are members of the Mormon Church, and as such, I was raised learning the principles and teachings of Christ's Gospel. There came a point in my life where I wished to receive a personal answer from God as to whether or not these principles and teachings were true. I prayed to receive such an answer and over time, I found it. I know that Christ's church has been restored to the earth because of the answer I personally received from my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

When I was 19 I did missionary work in order to help others to come to a knowledge of Christ and his love for us. I began my work as a missionary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I learned to speak fluent Portuguese. I finished my mission in Atlanta, Georgia sharing my testimony of Jesus Christ with everyone I met (speaking Portuguese and English). I currently attend a Young Single Adult ward--a congregation of people my age. I'm a home teacher, which means I visit members of the congregation in their homes at least monthly.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Trenton Ross
We know that by putting healthy things into our body that we will experience a much more healthy, fulfilling life. Avoiding substances like coffee, tea and alcohol not only helps our bodies to be strong and to function better, but we also know that we receive greater mental clarity as well. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Trenton Ross
A testimony is a knowledge you share with others of what you have come to know to be true. I know that Jesus Christ came to the world to make it possible for us to return to our Father in Heaven; it's my testimony. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Trenton Ross
Mormons believe and have faith in Jesus Christ as our savior and redeemer. We're followers of Christ, and that makes us Christians. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Trenton Ross
Christ taught that we must be baptized in order to enter into the kingdom of God. He also said, "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved" Mark 16:16. Baptism is an ordinance necessary to live with God again after this life. In order to be a part of Christ's church, we must be baptized by Christ's authority. Therefore, all new members of the Mormon Church are baptized even though they may have been baptized before, because that authority was restored to the earth by God through Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Trenton Ross
Just as in times past, God called a prophet in our day due to a falling away from Christ's teachings. Christ's church needed to be restored to the earth, and just as Noah, Abraham, or Moses were called in their times to bring God's children back into the true teachings and doctrines of Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith was called by God to do so in ours. While petitioning God in prayer, desiring to know which church was Christ's church here on the earth, Joseph Smith went through what we call today the "First Vision." God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him and answered his prayer--he was to join none of the churches of his day, as none of them was Christ's original church. Later, God gave to Joseph Smith the power and authority to restore Christ's church to the earth. It is here today, in its fullness. Show more Show less