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Hi I'm Trevor

I'm a husband and a father. I love football, the mountains, and spending time with family. I study science and believe in God.

About Me

I have always enjoyed friendly competition. I am the third of five children and I grew up involved in many great activities such as: football, wrestling, and scouting. I have fond memories of spending time with my family on camping trips and at home playing board games. After I graduated from high school, I had the great opportunity to serve a 2 year proselyting mission for my church in Argentina. My mission taught me that the words of Christ have the power to improve the quality of people's lives. For me, there is no better feeling in life than to see the joy people feel when they embrace the teachings of their Savior Jesus Christ. While learning Spanish as a missionary, I became interested in the study of language. When I returned home from my mission, I chose to study Communicative Disorders and I am now in the process of pursuing a career in medicine. Though I have studied science, I am a man of faith. I love science because it helps me to see how God organized the wonders in the world around us. I believe that God understands and applies the principles that we call science. About 5 years ago, I married my sweetheart. We like country swing dancing, reading books, and playing board games together. I believe that families are important part of God's plan for his children. I also believe that life is a great adventure that is meant to help us learn and grow. Having the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives gives my family greater direction, meaning and security.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints because I know that this is Christ's church. I feel strongly that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God and that the church is lead today by living prophets and apostles. This simple truth is so important in this world of change. It is great to know that I can trust in the words of God's prophet who speaks the words of God for us today. This guidance along with the scriptures gives a sure path of safety and peace in a world of ever changing values.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by looking for ways to lift others. I see my future career in medicine as an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. I believe that God has given each one of us gifts an He expects us to share them to bless others.

What is the First Vision?

Trevor
I believe that the First Vision is the singularly most important event in the last 200 years. In the early 1800s a young man named Joseph Smith lived in the New England colonies. He was concerned about his spiritual well-being and wanted to know which of all the churches was true. He was raised in a good Christian home and he was taught to read the Bible and to trust in God. After a great deal of searching for truth, Joseph decided to follow the council found in James 1:5 which reads, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." Joseph felt that in order to know which of all the churches was the true church of Christ, that he would have to ask God. In the spring of 1820, Joseph went into a grove of trees near his home to pray. God answered his prayer. God the father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph. Joseph described the experience in these words, "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me... When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other--This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!" Our Heavenly Father reached out to answer Joseph's prayer and to re-establish His church. God still answers the prayers of those who seek to find Him. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Trevor
I remember in one of my biology courses that a professor, while explaining evolution, expressed how lucky we are that plants evolved to produce so much "extra" energy that they don't need and that because of this process, animals and humans can obtain energy by eating plants. I remember the teacher explaining that if the plant would have evolved more efficiently, that it wouldn't produce so much excess energy, and would therefore have been useless as a source of food. While this would have been better for the plant, it would have been detrimental to humans, because it would have eliminated our food source. The teacher was convinced that the source of our food was purely accidental, but I felt the spirit of God telling me, in my heart, that the plant was designed by Him to produce "extra" energy for us. When I study science, I don't see millions upon millions of fortunate accidents. Instead, I see instance after instance of God's workmanship. The order of cell growth, of the organization of the earth and the galaxy all signify to me that an all powerful, all knowing being exists. Show more Show less