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Hi I'm Trevor

I'm one of those folk that are known as The Mormons, and proud of it!

About Me

I'm 21 years old, I live in Oregon, and I'm a music lover. I love lots of different types of music as long as it has a pretty catchy rythym and melody. I play the flute and have done so since my 5th grade year and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I very much enjoy playing the piano and creating my own melodies and songs when I have free time. I have a Mom and a Dad who are loving and very hard working as well as three brothers and one sister. I am an Eagle scout and enjoy doing activities that test your physical abilities and allow you to work with others. I moved from North Carolina when I was 8, moved to Arizona for a few months, then moved to Oregon and has since moved about 6 times until we are where we are now. We have a small piece of land of 5 acres and raise Chickens and have planted over forty walnut trees. I love where we live and appreciate the experiences I've had which are unique and just plain awesome. I was born a member of this church and I have been very thankful for the people who have been apart of my life that have helped me be who I am now. I hope that I may be that example and friend that so many have been to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church and have been pretty active for my whole life. What I didn't realize was that I didn't have my OWN testimony of the Church and of the Book of Mormon, I took it all for granted. When I was around 18 years old I was having a talk with one of my very close and dear friend. Natrually I was trying to convert them to the church and they were doing the same to me. I tried to bear testimony of the Book of Mormon and told them they needed to read it and pray about it and how I know it is true. They then looked at me " Well how do you know? Have you read it?" I was taken back by the comment because I had not read the Book of Mormon from front to back, I had not prayed for an answer, and here I was trying to preach something I have not done myself. I stopped talking after that. I was thrown into a whirlwind of doubt and confusion. I couldn't "fight" back, and as others commented or brought up concerns I had no answers and I found myself sinking deeper and deeper. I finally decided that I would have to read the Book and find out for myself. From that day I read the Book of Mormon every day, I fasted every Sunday, and I prayed continuously for an answer. I asked questions, went to churchs, and read everything I could about the Prophet Joseph Smith. After 3 months of doing these things I finished the Book of Mormon and I prayed to know the truth. Nothing. I decided to take a Joseph Smith approach and I went out into my own grove of trees and I knelt and offered the most sincere prayer of my life. I cried to God to know the Truth, I needed to know and I did everything He asked me to do. After my plea I recieved no such answer immediantly, but as I walked home I had unwavering faith He would answer. He did in a way that I understood and recognized the spirit testify to me that the Church and its teachings are indeed true. I stand before the world today as a witness that Jesus is the Christ and his Church has been restored through his living Prophet.

How I live my faith

I share the Gospel as a Missionary for the Church at this moment in time. Which means I teach the Gospel of Christ to all who will open their hearts and ears and listen to the Messege. Back at home I would live my faith by following the Principles learned at Church and at home no matter where I was or who I was with. I tried to be an example and would share what I knew with friends or whoever was curious about certain principles I lived or the way I acted. I'm also greatful for the experiences and challenges that I have had in my life and the challenges I have now. Without those trials and challenging times I would not be learning and growing into the person whom I wish to be. I'm trying to take the trials I have and learn from each and everyone something new and trying to apply a positive experience out of it. I don't always take every obstacle as positive as I probably should.... but I sure try.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

No we do not. I have only one Mom and I will have only one wife. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No. We do not Worship Joseph Smith. We believe Joseph Smith to be a Prophet of God who Restored Christ's Church in these last days. We hold him in High Honors but do not Worship him. We worship Christ, the Risen Lord. Show more Show less