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Hi I'm Trent

I grew up in Alaska. I have an MBA in health care management and am a nursing home administrator. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband to a lovely wife. I am a father to three wonderfully busy, fun-loving children. I have an MBA in health care management and currently work as a nursing home administrator. I enjoy theater very much. My wife and I love to go to plays. I grew up in Alaska and loved every minute of it. I love a nice summer temperature of 55 to 65 degrees with the lush dense forests which spring up effortlessly with all of the rain that falls. I am convinced that Heaven must look something like Alaska! I served a mission for my church in Donetsk Ukraine. I love the Russian language and everything about the Slavic culture. In the future I hope to return to that part of the world to do some sight seeing and visit with the people of that area. My mom's family immigrated from Sweden when she was a young girl so I also have a great love and appreciation for my Scandinavian heritage. I love the holidays. Fall is my favorite season. I prefer hot tubs to hiking up a cold mountain, but hitting the slopes from time to time is also fun. A perfect day is a day with my wife and kids spending family time together - I love to be with my family!

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I am Mormon? From time to time I have felt soft, sure, undeniable feelings of confirmation regarding gospel truths. For example, I have felt this way when pondering Jesus Christ's atonement. I have also felt such feelings when I have studied topics such as prophets in our day, beginning with Joseph Smith. I have found that there is a pattern I can follow: I can ask my Heavenly Father if something is correct or "true" and He then answers with this feeling that I have tried to describe above. Heavenly Father sends this feeling of confirmation through the Holy Ghost, who has the ability to speak to our souls in a way which we can each individually comprehend. And because he speaks to each of us individually, it takes place in a way that we cannot deny. We feel it with our heart, body and very being, not only through intellect. There have been a few times when I have felt something different than a soft, sure feeling. These times have been very infrequent but when they have happened they have been so strong that if an angel stood next to me and said, "Hi, Trent," I would not have known any better that my Savior was real, that there is life after death, and that we are all loved by a caring Father in Heaven. I am grateful for these few powerful moments, they have been my anchor during life's more difficult times.

How I live my faith

I teach lessons on Sundays about once a month. I try and help others when I see that there is a need. I do my best to live according to the principles of honest and integrity at work. I try to teach my children to be leaders among their peers and not succumb to peer pressure but to lead by example. My family enjoys participating in community events such as community park appreciation days. We try to be engaged in many worthwhile events whether they are sponsored by our church or not. I strive to teach my children to be kind and thoughtful for those who are down on their luck emotionally, financially, or other. We help where we can and try to do what Christ would do if He were there. I try to live with an attitude of gratefulness to the Lord each day. Some days this is harder than others, but I have found that as I try to place my fears, anxieties, worries and cares on the Lord that He is able to do more with my day than I would be able to. On such days I have felt that I had been led by the Lord to do some good where it was needed.