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Hi I'm Travis William Carter

I'm a Guitar Playing Tumbler, a Spontaneous, Ambitious, Athlete, I'm a Cougar, A returned missionary And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up mostly in Thompson Station Tennessee. I am the third of seven children and love my family SO much! My family is crazy! We are all very different and I would not have it any other way! My life throughout high school revolved around running. I ran middle distance on my high school track team. I also attempted all the field events, but specialized in high jump. I also ran for the high school cross country team. Running has been a HUGE part of my life! Almost every life lesson I learned through my teenage years was somehow related to running. I love to run in the rain! I had an amazing opportunity to be the high school mascot my junior and senior year of high school. I enjoyed this mostly because I love being around people! Without my friends I would be nothing! I thrive off of interactions with others. I play the guitar and am only good enough to say I play. I LOVE it! Music is such a big part of my life. It can create a mood and help anyone deal with anything that is going on in their lives. Sometimes it is the only way to express what you are feeling! I'm a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I hope to someday finish school and become a high school science teacher and track and cross country coach. I recently returned from serving a full time mission in the Minnesota Minneapolis mission. I love Minnesota, but still do not love the cold. It was the best two years for my life and I will learn from it everyday for the rest of my life!

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon is something that I love because it's all or nothing. It's a life style. When people are truly living the teachings of the gospel they are happy, optimistic, Christ-like, and great people to be around. Without this church and religion I would be in no place good. In my teenage years I had many different paths I could take with the life, talents, and abilities that I have been blessed with. Trying to decide what I should do with all that and knowing some of the options did not go along with the teachings of this faith I realized I had a tough decision to make. My father told me that before I make those decisions I should find out whether or not this church is true. He always taught me that I should never just take anyone's word for it. I had to find out on my own from God if it was true. I did not matter how many times my parents told me or people at church told me. It also didn't matter how many times people told me it wasn't. I had to find out from God and He was the only one that I could believe. I took that challenge. I got on my knees and I prayed. I prayed as hard as I could. I read and studied as much as I could. It did not all come at once, but I did get an answer. I continue to get that answer as I follow the teachings of this church. The scripture that comes to mind is Matthew 7:15, "By their fruits ye shall know them." I realized if I followed the teachings of this church everything will be good. I truly will have nothing to worry about. These fruits really are good! I also trusted at it says in Matthew 7:11 "ask and ye shall receive". I know that these things are true because of my experiences between me and God. There is no other factor. No other person that my testimony stands except for what God has revealed to me through the Holy Ghost, or the the Holy Spirit. I do this because I want to. Not because anyone told me to.

How I live my faith

One way I've lived my faith is by serving a full time mission. For two years I sought to teach people the gospel of Jesus Christ and help them come unto Him through Faith, Repentance, Baptism, and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. I was able to see many come unto Christ through baptism and will cherish the time I was able to spend with them forever! I was also able to work with other missionaries and learn from them and hopefully teach them a few things as well. Another way I live my faith is by attending the Temple and participating in daily scripture study. We have been given council to feast upon the words of Jesus Christ. The Scriptures, (Holy Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, and Modern day revelation) help me every single day when I read them. It's such a blessing to know that I always have more to learn and a road map for my life. The days I do not read my scriptures I can see a big difference in how I feel and think. Going to the Temple often always helps me remember the promises I have made with God and the things I need to improve on. The biggest part of doing these things is then sharing with others what you learn during these activities. Something I learned as a missionary is that if you truly want to know something, Share it with someone else! Another way I live my faith is by not only attending as many church meetings as possible, but also by fulfilling an assignment in whatever area I live in. This is called a calling. My last calling was to be on the sports committee of the area I lived. I took part in helping set up sporting events and activities with the people that lived in my area. What a great blessing it was to be a part of that and to get to know so many different people. I do my best to continually see how I can learn and grow to be more Christ-like in my everyday life so that I can better live by His teachings. Hopefully I reflect a person that is trying his hardest to become like Jesus Christ.