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Hi I'm Trevor

I'm a college student. I enjoy sports and spending time with friends and family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Trevor. I am studying chemistry as an undergraduate student and am working towards going to medical school. I don't know exactly what part of the medical field I want to go into, but medicine is a field that really interests me and I really enjoy working with and helping others. For the past 6 months I have been working as a certified nursing assistant. I love the opportunity I have there to help those in need and that has really solidified my desire to work in the medical field. I just really want to make a difference! I think my parents have really influenced me in that. My dad is a math teacher at our local high school and my mom work as an administrator at a technical school. They always do their best to put others first and have set a great example for me. I am the second of five children and the only boy. When each of my younger sisters was born, I was really hoping one of them would be a boy, because I really wanted a brother. I guess we don't always get what we wish for, but I feel really lucky to have been blessed with my four sisters. I consider them to be my best friends, and we get along so well and really have so much fun together! I also am an avid lover of sports. I played football and wrestled in high school but really will watch or play any sport when given the opportunity. I also enjoy watching movies, reading, listening to music, and spending time with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

It wasn't till I was about 17 that I gained a strong faith of my own. My parents are both Mormon and going to church and seeing their example helped me to believe in God, but I came to realize that I really needed to know for myself if the things that I had been taught were true. Members of our church are given the nickname "Mormons" because of our belief in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is a record of the God's communication with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas. We study it with the Bible and use both to strengthen our faith in Christ. There is a promise in the Book of Mormon that invites everyone to read and pray to know if it is true. If you do so, you are promised that God will answer your prayers to know if it is His word. I began to read the Book of Mormon each night and prayed, asking my Heavenly Father if it really was true. I continued this process for about a month without ever really feeling a definite answer that it was of God or not. One day, as I prayed, I had a feeling come over me that I had never experienced before. Really the best way that I can describe it is that I felt the love that God has for me. It brought me peace and happiness, and I felt in my heart that the Book of Mormon was true. Since that moment, as I have read the Book of Mormon and lived the gospel, I have had many other experiences that continue to strengthen my faith that it is the word of God and that have blessed my life. I know it is true. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith is very important to me, so I try to live my life in such a way that others can recognize that I am a follower of Christ and can see the happiness that it brings me. Christ's life was full of service to others, so I feel the best way I can show my faith in him is by following that example. Throughout my life I have been given many opportunities to serve. When I was young, I participated in school, scout, and church service projects and really learned how much happiness you can share with others by serving them. When I was 19, I decided to serve a 2 year church mission. I was assigned to go to Uruguay where I spent each day giving service and teaching others about Christ. That was one of the most special times in my life because I was completely devoted in service to others. Recently I have been volunteering at a middle school helping tutor students. It is so worthwhile to help those students succeed! Also, in the church, each month we participate in a program called hometeaching. Each family or individual receives a monthly visit from another member of the church to share a spiritual message and offer help through any difficulties the family or person may be facing. As I have helped and served others, I have come closer unto Jesus Christ. His life was a life of service and as I strive to serve and help those around me, I have come closer unto him. That is how I live my faith.

Are Mormons Christians?

Trevor
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or a “Mormon” as we are often called, I would just like to clarify our belief in Jesus Christ as our Savior. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is our Savior. The Bible’s teaching that he is the “the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by (him)” (John 14:6) is the most fundamental part of our doctrine. The Book of Mormon supports this belief stating “there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ.” (Mosiah 3:17) While we respect others’ opinions of our church and beliefs, we hope to be able to live our lives in such a way that all can recognize us as the true followers of Jesus Christ that we strive to be. Show more Show less