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Hi I'm Trent

I grew up in California and am studying to become a dentist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've finally made it to my last year of undergraduate study. I've wanted to be a dentist since I was 13 and am now in the process of applying to dental schools all over the U.S. I'm excited to start preparing for a career that will help me support my wife and future children. I met my wife my freshman year at college; we've been married for three years. We enjoy reading science-fiction and fantasy books together, as well as singing together in choirs and small groups.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel that the only way to experience true happiness is though understanding and living the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Lord blessed me by sending me to parents who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I grew up with Christ's gospel in my life. As I grew, I began to ponder about what I had been taught as a child. I read the Book of Mormon and then asked God if it was true. The answer didn't come to me right away, and I struggled with the possibility that everything I had believed was not true. But I kept praying and I realized that I felt good when I was reading the Book of Mormon. I know that the great feelings I get deep inside while reading the Book of Mormon is God's way of telling me that its true. In similar ways, I've come to know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been established by God and possesses the whole truth of Christ's gospel. I was baptized when I when I was eight, but I was converted when I was 18. I'm a Mormon because I like being happy, and I know that being Mormon gives me access to all Christ has to offer, my acceptance of which gives me happiness now and eternal happiness in the next life.

How I live my faith

The most basic way I live my faith is by praying to God everyday as well as reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon daily. On a more general scale, I live my faith by trying to be Christlike in my thoughts, words, and actions. I've tried to be Christlike towards my fellow man by volunteering at an elementary school, a health center, and by participating in food and blood drives. I do my best to help "build the kingdom of God" by participating in my local congregation. My wife and I have volunteered by organizing food storage and social activities for the congregation and teaching Sunday School.