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Hi I'm Trent

I love the outdoors, love serving in Alaska, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a real small town, and loved doing things outdoors growing up. Whether it was hunting, fishing, camping, dirt biking, going to Lake Powell, or snowmobiling, or just Barbecuing out back I loved it. Most of those things I enjoyed doing with my family too. We always tried to make time for each other and have some quality family time. My family's stayed real close and I believe it's because of being Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe I'm Mormon because that's how I was raised. I never really questioned it growing up, I just always felt like it was true. Even though it's hard to follow all the commandments and standards of the church, just like it is for everyone in one way or another, deep down I always know what is right. I loved going to all the activities the church held, such as scouting or mutual. I grew up in a predominately Mormon town, so most all of my friends growing up were Mormon. They were all there with me at church and other activities, so it just seemed like the thing everyone did. When the time for me to go on a mission came around, I really had to question myself on whether or not the church was true. I had to truly believe it, if that's what I was going to teach. So when I headed off to college, I read the Book of Mormon with the intent to find out it was true. I did, and received an answer that it was. Although it didn't come in a miraculous way, I felt deep down in my heart that it was true, and therefore everything else I had been taught growing up was true also. Now I'm out teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Alaska.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving the Lord right now. I want to share what I know to be true to bless the lives of others. I am serving a mission in Alaska now for 2 years. I serve with other missionaries here and every day we go out to find people on the streets and in their homes to teach them the Gospel. We also serve others in any ways we can help them out.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

I believe families are important to us because that is how we grow up in this life. This is how God's plan is supposed to work, to live in families when we come to earth. Families can be our greatest source of joy in our lives on earth. Even though there are hard times, the challenges help us grow and I think we learn to love each other even more when we push through our struggles together. It's also important because we not only can live with our families in this life, but after we die too. Mormons want to focus on their families here on earth, because that's the only thing that can come with us after we die. We focus on building our relationships with each other and learning more about each other. Show more Show less