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Hi I'm Travis Nelson.

I'm a small town man, a musician, I love the outdoors, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a very small town. There were about 76 students in my high school graduating class. I have enjoyed music since I was in high school. I was in the 2009 Montana All-State Choir. I was accepted into the BYU School of Music in 2011. Now I am serving a mission in the Nevada Las Vegas Mission. I've learned Spanish so I can share the gospel message with the spanish-speaking people of Las Vegas. The gospel is a very personal thing to me. I have problems, just as we all do. The key to living a happy life is to just push trough the hard times and problems, no matter what that makes you feel.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this gospel. As I was growing up, I continually attended church every Sunday. But at that point, I don't think I really knew what the gospel meant. Then, the time came around when it was time to serve a mission. I was confused and didn't know what to do. I felt like I knew nothing...I especially felt like I didn't have much of a testimony of this gospel. A week before I was to go on my mission, I told my parents I couldn't do it. They encouraged me to go. I left for my mission November 30th, 2011. After leaving came more feelings of confusion, and perhaps you could say, bitterness. I felt like everyone else was so much more spiritually strong than I was, that they knew a lot more, and they knew that this gospel was true. So all of this built up until the point when I sincerely had to begin trying to "work out my salvation," as it says in the scriptures. I needed the testimony that these things were true. Why would I serve a mission if I didn't know that it was true? It would be in vain if that were the case. So I really tried over the next few weeks; I read the Book of Mormon, prayed whenever I had a chance, and thought over what I had been taught all my life. After about 6 hard weeks of trying to get this answer, the answer came. I feel that if there's one word that could describe the gospel, it would be the word "LOVE." This gospel is a gospel of happiness and shows us how much our Heavenly Father does love us, even when we do make mistakes.

How I live my faith

I believe that the most important way of living someone's religion and standards is by being an example to others. So sharing this message to me is simple: Live what you believe. I love serving those around me, whether it being singing for them, helping them move into a new house, or just giving them a "hello" for the day. I have done many service projects to help out the community. Service is one of the ways that we can come closer with our Heavenly Father.