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Hi I'm Travis

I'm a drummer. I'm a friend. I'm a student of life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was in high school I found out that I had knack for playing the drums. Since then I've been in a couple of bands, none good though. I went to college to study computer science for a year but right now I'm taking a break. I like taking things apart and seeing how they work, but I'm not so good at putting them back together so I try not to very often. I enjoy watching movies; back home I would go to the theater weekly to get my movie fix.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with friends and a family that didn't have a very religious background. Because I was left to decide for myself on what my beliefs were I opted out of religion all together and chose to believe that there was no creator but that everything involving life had happened by chance. I went to youth groups or events for different churches every now and then but I never seemed to understand why people believed in a higher power. When I started talking to the missionaries I was set on not believing anything they said and I was hard on the concept of religion still but when they told me to read, pray, and they said that the Holy Spirit would answer my prayers I was curious as to how that was. After a couple of months the Lord managed to soften my heart enough for me to recieve an answer and my life has never been the same from that point forward.

How I live my faith

I don't like to see people hurting or depressed so I try to lift others when I see them sad. I realize that I'm not a perfect person so I try to rely on Jesus Christ and his guidence as much as possible when I speak with those in need. I love helping people move or even helping them with smaller things like yard work if I have the time.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No, the missionary program of the church is completely voluntary; however, it is something that I feel very passionately about because of the blessings that the gospel provides. I don't think God would force us to do anything, but he has organized missionary work through a Prophet and will bless all who serve. Show more Show less