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Hi I'm Trevor

I'm a husband, father, and medical student. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in St. Louis, which makes me a diehard Cardinals fan. I served a 2-year mission in Samara, Russia for the Mormon church. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Russian, and am now attending The George Washington University School of Medicine with aspirations to become an orthopedic surgeon. My two favorite people in the world are my wife, Jessi, and my daughter, Ella.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, aka the Mormon church, since I was born. My mom joined the church with her siblings when she was growing up in Montana, and my dad has attended since his childhood in Alabama. They always brought me to church as a kid, but gave me the choice to attend once I was old enough. I chose to keep going initially due to the friends I had at church and the good feeling there. As I progressed through middle school and high school, I realized I would have to choose whether or not to stand my ground when it came time to test my morals. I realized that when I lived according to the teachings of Jesus Christ I was happy. Additionally, I have received my own witness that God lives and loves all of His children. I know that He restored His church to the earth through Joseph Smith because of that love. I have received a personal testimony of all the principles taught in the Mormon church by the power of the Holy Ghost. Though I am far from knowing everything, I do know that this church is true.

How I live my faith

Besides attending church meetings each Sunday, I try to study the scriptures daily. I've found that sincere, daily scripture reading brings blessings. Showing God that you want Him to be part of your everyday life, that you're interested in what He has to say, opens the door for Him to become a permanent part of your life. I've found that when I make the scriptures a priority, I somehow find time to accomplish everything else. I have learned through personal experience that when I prioritize family and church responsibilities over studying for medical school, I am able to learn faster and retain information better than if I had studied initially instead.