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Hi I'm Trevan.

I'm a reader. I'm a gamer. I'm a programmer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest in a family of five children. I care a lot about my family and friends, and communicate with them as frequently as occasion permits. I enjoy reading, with my favorite genre being fantasy, and my favorite series of books being the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. I also love to play video games. My favorite video games are role-playing-games such as Final Fantasy. I have some experience in both two and three dimensional art, and want to someday create my own role-playing-game, in which I would be a programmer. My favorite programming language is C++, but I do not shy away from using any language necessary.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up knowing about Jesus Christ and that it is only through him that life was possible, but it was not until I was between sixteen and eighteen that I finally realized what that meant. Through prayer I learned the importance of the things that I had known my whole life, but had not really paid attention to. I then truly knew for myself that Jesus Christ is indeed the Savior of my soul, and that he truly does love me as an individual. Because I know this for myself, I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I start my day off with prayer every day. With this start to my day, I can feel the power and love of my Father in Heaven throughout the day, and see the little miracles that he has to offer. I am currently a Missionary, meaning that I teach people how they can know about their Father's love for them. This helps them to develop faith in Jesus Christ, and change their lives for the better. These changes allow them to feel better about themselves, and to view the world through changed eyes. The happiness that they recieve brings joy to my heart, and I am happy to have been a part of it.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Trevan.
Missionaries teach because we have seen the influence that the gospel of Jesus Christ has had in our lives, and we desire to share the joy that we have received with others. There is a story in the Book of Mormon that speaks of this. A man named Lehi sees in vision a tree with really tasty fruit. After he eats of the fruit, he tries to get his family to eat it, so that they can all enjoy the fruit together. It is also like reading a really good book. The other day my young sister finished reading a fiction book that she really enjoyed, and she wanted to share that joy with me. I read the book, and was able to talk about it with my sister. The enjoyment received from the book by itself was great, but in sharing the book our joy was increased immensely. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Trevan.
Of course Mormons are Christians. There is no doubt about it. We know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that he lives, and that it is only through him that we may be saved. All that we do, we do in his name, and for his sake. We love Jesus Christ and because of that love we desire to serve him and be like him. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Trevan.
Whether or not you call Mormonism a "cult" is dependant on your definition of the word "cult." I have seen definitions that say any religion could be considered a cult, and others that say none of them are a cult. My favorite definition of a cult is "any religion or belief that requires people to do something." In the history of the world, God has always asked people to do things, so it follows that he would still require us to do things. By this definition, the true church of God would need to be a cult. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Trevan.
God is our Father. We are his children. He sent us to earth so that we could grow. After we have grown from our experiences on earth we want to return to be with our Father again. We cannot enter into his house if our feet are dirty, or it would make his house dirty. God does not have a dirty house, so we need to wash our feet in order to enter it. Jesus Christ is our Savior, and the one who does that washing. He is the only one with the ability to wash us -- and not just our feet. He washes every bit of us, so that we can go into every part of our Father's house. Jesus Christ loves every single one of us, and wants to help us enter into our Father's house. Show more Show less