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Hi I'm Trevor S.

I'm a father of 5. I'm a medical student and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a medical student, pursuing a career in internal medicine. I am a husband and father of 4 girls and 1 son. I enjoy playing basketball, tennis, mountain biking and hiking. I also enjoy watching college and NFL football, college basketball, and occasionally major league baseball. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading fiction and non-fiction novels, and watching movies.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born as a member of the LDS church; however, I discovered for myself that the church teaching's were true when I was 15 years old. At this age I read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover on my own. When I concluded the book, I knelt and prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was a book from God. I felt a voice speak to me and confirm that the Book of Mormon is a book from God, that God loved me, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was God's church on the earth today. As I have continued in this church, I have felt that same voice speak to me and reaffirm that God has a living prophet on the earth today, and that salvation comes through Jesus Christ. I have felt the healing power of Christ as he has lifted the burden of sin from my back, and made my burdens feel light.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to serve others every day. My faith has directed my career goals, how I spend time with my family, and my desire to be involved in my community. One of my responsibilities in the church is to work with the youth in the congregation. I am involved in teaching them on Sundays and participating in weekly Boy Scouts of America activities.

What is being a Mormon like?

Trevor S.
From my experience of living in Nebraska and Missouri, being a Mormon is being like everyone else in the community. I enjoy the same social, athletic, musical, and cultural activities as my friends. I suppose the only exceptions are that I try to reserve Sundays for worshiping the Lord and spending time with my family. I also try not to speak in a vulgar or profane manner. Finally, I try to treat my body with respect by not partaking of harmful substances such as alcohol, tobacco or other non-prescribed drugs. By living my life in this way, I am able fully enjoy other people around me and the environment in which we interact. Show more Show less