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Hi I'm Trent

I'm an environmental engineer. I enjoy my family and ways to be creative such as good cooking, music, and writing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Dad of five. I travel occasionally for work helping to solve water/wastewater issues. I am a "doodler" who enjoys a little of everything. If it's good and fun then I want to check it out and give it a try. My life routine definitely revolves around my family, work and church. I enjoy reading sci-fi/fantasy or history books. I enjoy learning which may be why I appreciate science and math along with religion and history. I spend time on anything that allows me to be creative...cooking, drawing, programming, writing, etc. My wife and I give time to be involved in our kids lives. Their studies, sports, dance, volunteer service and church youth groups are some of the things in which we like to spend time and effort.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the LDS church. Between ages 14 and 19 I really began to search out a confirmation of what I always felt was true. Since that time I have tried to put my life and family within the framework of the gospel and Christ's teachings. The Book of Mormon was very powerful to me as a young man. I made the decision to serve a full-time mission at age 19. The effort to help others raised my awareness of how much our Heavenly Father works to give us the best he has, which is everything. I have confidence in the plan of salvation as described to me by prophets and teachers. I have seen in my life the benefits of being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I wouldn't want to give them up. I have a great hope for an after-life of happiness and progression. My marriage had a great start by being married in the temple of God by a priesthood holder who promised us happiness in this life and an eternal family in the life to come if we would be faithful. I really want all that was promised. I hope you take the time to investigate the "whole" that the gospel of Jesus Christ creates within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I believe that the Holy Spirit will help you to understand the benefits and happiness that you can have now and forever.

How I live my faith

I accept the idea that we should serve our families, church, and communities. My wife and I actively try to set time aside in family life for discussing gospel topics with our children, talking about life's challenges, and participating in our church worship meeting and service groups. We constantly are trying to remember what is trully important and let some of the more smaller issues sift themselves out. We're definitely not perfect at it... I have been actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America as an Adult Leader for over two decades. I have worked within the LDS church with youth groups as they do volunteer work, learn new skills, increase their testimony of Jesus Christ, and prepare for their futures. That is very fulfilling to me. Currently I help oversee and plan larger youth events for the several congregations within our local area. I've actively been involved over the years in helping out with charitable work through our church. We try to help out where housing, utilities, food or clothing come up short. Recently there's a large need for employment opportunities. This type of work has been some of the most challenging in my life, but I've learned alot about myself, human nature and our need to help one another. Long term problems usually require long term solutions. The short term & acute issues seem to be more easily solved. I enjoy a thankful heart and a willingness to serve and work. We like to participate in Community Dinners that are run by a group of churches in our area. They offer free meals every Friday to anyone who walks in. My kids like to volunteer as servers. My wife and I help cook the food and clean-up. Alot of times my kids will invite their friends to help. We enjoy this. Anyway, we are the typical family. We're just trying to do the best we can in light of what we know about the gospel and Jesus Christ.