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Hi I'm Trevor

I served a mission in Mexico City. I'm a college student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a student at Arizona State University. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends because that is where I find I'm most happy! I served a mission in Mexico City for two years, and I think about the time I spent there everyday. I love the people I came to know there. I'm going to be getting married to the girl of my dreams soon and I can't wait to be a husband and father!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of a simple invitation that was made to me a few years ago. In the Book of Mormon there is a promise form an ancient American Prophet named Moroni. Moroni promises those that read from the Book of Mormon can know if it is true. He promises that if we pray after reading with a sincere heart, with a real intent to follow the answer we receive and with faith in Christ we can know by the power of the Holy Ghost that what we've read is true. How will you know if the Holy Ghost is telling you its true? If you have feelings of peace and joy that is the Holy Spirit telling you that what you've read is true (Galatians 5:22-23). I have felt that peace and joy and that is how I know that the Book of Mormon is true. That is why I continue to follow His gospel. If there is ever a time in my life where I feel that I can't make it, I just pick up that wonderful Book and the Bible and apply their wonderful teachings in my life.

How I live my faith

In my ward I am involved with a group of people who help others get to know a little about our Church. We try to clear up any misunderstandings that there may be about what we believe in and we also invite others to hear about the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a student, I am always talking to other people about what I believe in.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

When Christ was on the earth He established His gospel and Church. After He died and was resurrected, His apostles and disciples carried on the work He started under His direction. The people of Christ's time rejected Him. If they rejected Him, they were less likely to accept His Apostles. With time, the Apostles and church members were killed and the authority that Christ left with the Apostles, was no longer on the Earth. Without that authority, the Church could not function as it had. The plain and simple things that He had taught were changed. This lead to a period of spiritual darkness or apostasy that had been prophesied of before (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3). When the time was right, Christ restored the fullness of His gospel to the earth through Joseph Smith. You can know that this is true by reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know if it is true. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

The Atonement of Jesus Christ means everything to me. It truly is the most transcendent event in the history of the world. Nothing greater in this world has ever happened. The Atonement encompasses the Savior's suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and His suffering on the cross and ending with His resurrection. His Atonement is absolutely necessary for us because He was the only one capable of doing so. To apply His Atonement we must have faith in Him, repent of our sins, be baptized by someone who has the authority, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost and obey what His commandments. As we try everyday to do these things and be more like Him we will find that we have become as He is. I am so thankful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ! Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Like President Gordon B. Hinckley said, I pay 10% of our income to the Church because it is a great "privilege and opportunity, not a burden." The promise that is in Malachi 3:8-10 is real. If we follow this commandment, the Lord promises to give us so many blessings that there won't be room enough to receive them. That's a lot of blessings! I've actually seen those miracles and blessings in my life. If anyone were to ask me why I pay my tithing, I would reply without hesitation that it is because of the miracles I have seen. It does take faith to pay it, but when we realize that the Lord has given us everything and that we're only giving Him back a small portion it brings everything into focus. Show more Show less