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Hi I'm Trennon

I'm a Mormon trying every day to live a respectable life and make my dreams a reality. I believe in doing good and doing well.

About Me

I'm a young adult trying to make a place for myself in the world and make a positive impact along the way. I believe in clean living, and I believe that everybody deserves love and respect. My interests include business, real estate, exercise and nutrition, sports, economics, politics, hiking, camping, history, and reading self-improvement books. I'm the oldest of nine children--I have six younger brothers and two younger sisters--and I feel the responsibility to set a good example for them and help guide them through the growing-up stages of life. Some have jokingly called me OCD, but most would seriously call me a workaholic. I always over-schedule myself and make my to-do lists way too long. I never feel like there's enough time in the day. My mind is always racing and thinking about ways to do better or be better--how to work out more efficiently, how to eat more healthily, how to manage my money more wisely, how to organize my living space more effectively, and how to better balance by personal relationships. When I can make my mind stop racing and bring myself to ignore my never-ending to-do list, I enjoy going to sporting events or just watching them on TV. My favorite sport is college football. One of my few guilty pleasures is ordering some pizza and spending an entire Saturday watching college football games.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because as I have lived the teachings of the Savior, I have felt the approving and assuring influence of God in the form of love, peace, comfort, joy, and confidence. I was born into the Mormon faith and was taught from a young age to pray and believe in God. In fact, I can't even remember ever not knowing how to pray. I've always felt a sense of closeness with Him. One of my earliest memories is when I lost a plastic toy harmonica. Upon hearing of my misfortune, my mother encouraged me to pray and ask Heavenly Father to help me remember where I had misplaced it. He did. At the time it seemed like magic, but I've since come to know that He is always there to answer our prayers in a very real way. As I've continued in the Mormon faith, as a member of the LDS Church, I've experienced the literal blessings and prosperity that come as a result of following the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in the bible, the Book of Mormon, and by living prophets in the world today. In my life, this prosperity has encompassed all forms--physical, financial, emotional, spiritual, and mental. I have felt the guiding influence of God and have truly seen the effects of His hand in my life in very powerful ways. As I seek to become closer to Him through prayer and daily devotion, He also reveals Himself to me in small, simple, special ways in which my soul is opened up to a reality of His existence. I know that the same assurances and feelings I've felt are available to everybody. The only way to true joy and inner peace in this life is Jesus Christ. I've seen the literal transformations that take place in the lives of God's children--even some of my very best friends--when they accept their Savior and follow in His footsteps. I know that God lives and stands ready to pour out His blessings upon those who choose to humble themselves and ask, seek, and knock. "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you" (Matthew 7:7).

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church I attend regular Sunday services for a congregation of young single adults (YSA). Our congregation is unique from traditional wards, as we call them, in which families and people of all ages gather. My ward is comprised of college students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30. This makes it easy to go to church alone because there are so many other people close to my age to meet. In our ward, most members have specific assignments to fulfill in order to help the services go smoothly. In the past I have also had assignments to organize social events and activities for our ward members to do outside of Sunday services. For example, I would plan barbecues or weekly sporting events so we could all get to know each other better. My favorite assignment is to teach a lesson once a month in the class for the men. The topics range from faith in Jesus Christ, to the importance of work, to preparing to have a family, to being a good member of the community. I especially enjoy this assignment because it gives me the opportunity to study and prepare for each lesson, and I feel a great deal of satisfaction when I help others learn, or when I simply motivate them to live better lives.