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Hi I'm Trent

I'm a convert to the church and I'm happy to say I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was Born on the 18th of march 1987 and was Baptised on June 10th 2010 which means I was 24 when I was reborn and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I had my close friend Ian baptize me and I had two missionaries who I've kept contact with and had the blessing of seeing again while I was in Utah meeting AND marrying my lovely wife who I met online. We are now living together in Melbourne, Australia and working hard to make our future together

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church because I learnt that it was true by being taught about the church and finally praying to know for myself, don't be fooled though it took me years more than a DECADE in total before I got to the stage where I was ready to learn and accept the restored gospel into my life, it all started with my best friend answering my simple sometimes even silly questions with sincerity and love. when I was a teenager I was a very quiet but angry person for reasons even to this day I don't understand, there was only one place I could go that I would always feel happier and that place was my best friends home at the time I thought the reason for this was just the people that I was with so nice to me all the time but shortly after I joined the church I realised that it was the Holy Ghost comforting me and something that builds my testimony each day is that I am now blessed to be living in that very same home.

How I live my faith

I live according to the gospel standards and the word of wisdom I like to be an example to those around me of how Latter day saints really are, if you come to a Latter Day Saint chapel in one city or country then go to a different chapel in another city or country you will notice the people may look different but the teachings and the peaceful feeling will be the same as the first time you went to a sacrement meeting. since joining the church sundays have became my favourite day of the week because I know that if I've had a long hard week that my friends and my Bishop will be there for me if I need some help or even just a smile to lift me up. I have a strong testimony of the power of Prayer and Missionary Work it's only through prayer and hard work from missionaries that I gained my testimony I know the answers to the questions why am I here and what is the purpose of life . . . . this knowledge is just waiting for you to find it, I Promise you that if you receive a Book of Mormon and pray with heart felt sincerity to know for yourself if the Book of Mormon is true then you too will be able to have these life changing questions answered.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Trent
This is a question that has confused my own family (they aren't members) I'll explain it like I did for my family first off a church or "Chapel" is a different building than the temple and serves a different purpose Attending church means your attending a sacrament meeting on a Sunday morning which EVERYONE is welcome to attend, in fact on the chapel nearest you there will be a sign facing the road saying "Visitors Welcome" While attending the temple does require members to be living the commandments God and his Prophets have given us it is so that we can worthily perform the most sacred ordinances of the restored which include sealing families together forever so that in heaven we remain as a family FOREVER Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Trent
The Church will give aid to anyone in need I remember reading a story on a news website about a lady who had been affected by the Hurricane in New Orleans in the USA and she was asked which groups had been helping her get back on her feet and she said "The Mormons and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints" the aid this lady would have received would range from simple food stuffs right through to clothing, shelter and sympathetic people she could to talk with about what had happened in New Orleans. The Prophet Joseph Smith said "To feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to provide for the widow, to dry up the tear of the orphan, to comfort the afflicted, whether in this church, or in any other, or in no church at all." Show more Show less