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Hi I'm Trent

I am a convert to the church. I know that this message is worth two years of my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a missionary for the LDS church. I am 20 years old. I love the lake. Boating, swimming, wake boarding, tubing, surfing, and laying in the sun. I also dig snowboarding during the winter. I am also a huge nerd. I love video games, and a good book is the only way to end the day. My future will hopefully hold: More of my family Wife and a family of my own Firefighting Friends Music

Why I am a Mormon

I first started seriously learning about the Church when i was 18 years old. I realized that the habits I had in my life at the time were not fulfilling my craving for happiness. I was always very critical when thinking of religion. In my mind all churches were just a bunch of hypocrites, trying to get people to flock together for power and money. The idea of aligning myself with something that was so obviously " of men " in reality sickened me. But I realized that there was something about the Mormon kids I knew that was different. They had fun in good ways, and all of their families were together and very loving. I also knew that not everything I had heard about the Church could be true. As I met with the missionaries, I began to realize that the teachings of the LDS church all proved to me that we have a loving Heavenly Father. The more i learned about the Church the more i found out about how it was run. I looked at the morals involved and liked what I saw. the more I studied the more I realized that in my life that I could be better. My family deserved more from me, and I wanted to bless them with the best me I could find. I had found the standard and church that God , not men, had set. I gained my testimony by praying, and sincerely asking God to lead me. When I read the Book of Mormon, I asked over and over if it was true. As I continued to pray, and actually test out the teachings, I felt in my heart that it was. When I thought about the teachings of the church, I felt deep down in a place that was a little foreign to me at the time that it was true. No matter what I did the feeling stuck. So here I am many mistakes, trials, and prayers later... Serving a mission to share this gospel of truth and continuing to learn more one day at a time.

How I live my faith

I am participating in my church by serving a mission. This means that I teach people about our faith, and try to do all I can to help people. I share the joy that this gospel brings with others. I invite them to live it, and see the blessings that will come to them and those around them. I also read the scriptures daily. I do it just after breakfast and consider it part of my most important meal of the day. As I read, i feel the joy of learning more, of finding more testaments of Gods love for me and everyone in the writings of the prophets. I live my faith by praying, and when I say pray I mean actually talking to my Heavenly Father. I give him my worries, my pains, my joys, and above all my thanks.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Trent
The prophet that we have on the earth today is Thomas S. Monson. Whenever I say this to people, they are always a little skeptical. I say to them, that after you hear this man speak at a General Conference,and feeling of the spirit while he speaks, you will have a hard time believing that he is not a prophet. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Trent
haha no way! Forcing people to serve missions would be a disaster! The church encourages serving a mission, but never has it been a requirement. The whole point of serving a mission is voluntarily giving 2 years of your life to the service of the lord. As you do this you are extremely blessed, but it would be totally up to you. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Trent
The priesthood is the authority of God to act formally in his name. We can use to priesthood to give blessings, perform ordinances( like Baptism ), and align our will with God's in order to bring forth miracles. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Trent
Of course we believe in the Bible, it testifies of Christ. Show more Show less