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Hi I'm Trent

I live in Colorado, husband of 20 years, father of 5, business owner, reserve police officer, scouter, DJ, friend, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Trent, born in Utah raised in Colorado. Married for 20 years, have 5 children. I work in a family business with my father and brother, we work in the water treatment business. I was a police officer, but I still volunteer as a reserve police officer and I love serving the community. I love music and started being a DJ when I got married, and I still do it when I want to. My life has had it's ups and downs, it has not been easy but it has been good. I love the outdoors here in Colorado. I spend a lot of time in the mountains with my sons, fishing, hunting, hiking, and playing paintball. My wife and I have 4 boys and one girl and our little girl can keep pace with her big brothers! My sons and I are on a paintball team, and we like to travel and spend time together, having a bit of fun shooting each other! I enjoy the time I spend with friends and family. I have a deep passion for serving others, that is why I give of my time to being a police officer as I can. To be able to respond to a person or family in need, in a moment where there is confusion or fear and to be able to asset in bringing a calm after a storm is fulfilling.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormon, but were not involved in the Church when I was born. After I was born my parents started attending Church again. I was taught the Gospel and grew up attending the LDS Church. When I was a young man, I took the chance to read the Book of Mormon. I did not read it all at the time. I was reading wherever I opened it up for a few minutes a day. One day I prayed to God if the Book of Mormon was true, I asked God if all the things I were taught was true. I had a feeling come over me a few hours after I prayed, a deep calm, a feeling of love and peace and a feeling of truth to the things I asked about. I knew at the age of 16 that the Gospel of Jesus Christ had been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I did not know all the details but I knew that part to be a truth that I could never turn from. I was able to serve a mission and teach people the things I knew to be true. I have been able as a adult to teach others and then challenge them to ask God if it is true. I have a testimony that God lives, He is our Father and He loves us, no matter what. He knew we would sin here on Earth and He provided a Saviour for us, Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith prayed and asked God what Church he should join, and God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph, and through him the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored with the Priesthood on the earth once again. There is a Prophet of God on the earth today that leads His work today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others. I love my wife, and our children. I spend time with them and serve them in all their activities in school and in the Boy Scouts. I have been a football coach, and scout leader in our community for many years. I was able to start a program for the youth in the area through the Boy Scouts for those interested in police work. I established a explore post in our local police department and have seen youth grow and become police officers! I have also been able to teach youth in the early morning hours, before school, from the Bible and other scriptures. I am active in the Boy Scouting program in the area. One of my sons is a Eagle Scout and another one a Life Scout and my others are in Cub Scouts. I have attend some type of Scout camp for the last 6 years and love being the outdoors with young men that want to better their lives. I have been involved with the American Cancer Society and was able to start a "Relay for Life" in our area a few years ago. Cancer effect everyone in some way and I have seen it take my family members and I wanted to do something about it. I will always love giving of my time for such a great cause. I have a love for people in all aspect of life. None of us are perfect and we are all trying our best to be our best. At times I fall short, but I know that keeping after it, doing what I can when I can is what matters most.

What is being a Mormon like?

Trent
Being a Mormon is easy. It is a simple, easy life. It is healthy, happy life. I am married and have children they are so much fun! Who does not want a easy happy life. Sure we have our challenges, health problems, money challenges, relationship issues. I also have a place to turn, and find answers. I turn to prayer, the scriptures and to friends. In those things I always find the answers, God never leaves something un attended. Being a Mormon, that is what it has been like for me. Sure people ask why I don't drink, but its not because someone at Church told me not to. I choose not to because I do not want to be in a impaired state of mind and do something that would cause me harm or embarrass me or my family. Then it makes perfect sense to me why a Prophet talks about not drinking alcohol. That is what it has been like for me. Show more Show less