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Hi I'm Trevor

I'm a Ultimate Frisbee player, a disc golfer, a trumpet player, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play all sorts of sports, but my favorites include throwing a Frisbee, Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf. There is nothing better than getting a group of friends together, running around on a grassy field, and throwing around the Frisbee. When I want to be by myself, I go and play a round of disc golf in one of the local parks and enjoy what nature has to offer. Music has played a big role in my life. I play the trumpet and have been doing so since the 6th grade. I got to play with a nationally competing marching band in high school and in a ska band with some of my close friends. I was able to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Portland, Oregon and thoroughly enjoyed all the experiences I had while serving there.

Why I am a Mormon

 My ancestors back in the 1800's had joined the "Mormons" early on and have stayed faithful to that religion all the way down to me. Even though I have come from this long line of Latter-Day Saints, there comes a time when you have to figure out what you want for yourself in life. I saw the example of my parents, and many other members of the church, saw how happy they always seemed to be, despite the many various trials each of them went through. I wanted to be able to have that kind of happiness in my own life. I was fortunate to have been taught correct principles since my childhood and I knew where I had to start. I had to pray to my Heavenly Father and ask Him if this was the path He wanted me to be on, that path that will lead me to happiness, just like the many others that I knew. After that prayer, my life began to take a different course. I felt good about what I had just asked Heavenly Father about, which in turn motivated me to go and do more. I began reading the scriptures daily, remembered to pray day and night, tried to serve more faithfully in church and to mostly follow that perfect example that Christ set for us. I found the answer to my question as time went along. There was no "Ah-ha!" momment for me where everything finally made sense, but a gradual building up of my testimony and knowledge of Christ and His restored church on the earth today. I can now honestly say that I know this is where God wants me to be. I also know that by being apart of this church, I'm blessed to have the fulness of the gospel in my life. Because of this, I have been able to find a greater sense of happiness and joy in my everyday life and I'm so thankful for that.

How I live my faith

Part of living the faith for me is being open about the things that I believe. I know how much joy one can experience by living the gospel because I have been striving to live it myself and have seen countless others change their lives for the better as they accepted this gospel. I want everyone to know what that feels like! I love teaching others about our beliefs and trying to help them understand why we believe the way we do. Don't be afraid to ask your Mormon friends questions, they really enjoy it when you do ask.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Trevor
We believe the Bible to be the Word of God just as much as any other Christian denomination. Very often, we have studies focused on the Bible and its teachings. We are so grateful that we are able to read from the words of these great prophets and apostles. The Prophet Joseph Smith Jr. said that, "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly...," meaning we believe in what the original inspired writters had to say, but through time and many various translations, believe that some of the precious truths were lost. With that being said, this is why Mormons put an emphasis on the Book of Mormon. It had an inspired translator Joseph Smith Jr. and with the Bible by its side, these two testimonies to the divinity of Christ allow us to have in our hands the fulness of the gospel. Show more Show less