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Hi I'm Trey J. Farnsworth

I'm a pre-business BYU Sophomore who is deferring for two-years to serve a mission in Romania. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I leave tomorrow for a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or unofficially known as the "Mormons". I'm heading to the Romania/Moldova Mission speaking Romanian. I don't know any Romanian. I've never been so far away from my home and family. I was previously a freshman at BYU. So why would I put my life on hold to serve a two year mission for my church? It comes down to my faith and love for ,our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. He has given me happiness, peace, and purpose in life and expects me to share those same blessings with others. I'm not saying life as a Mormon is easy but it does make the hard times bearable and the good times unforgettable. My opportunity to serve a mission is an opportunity to give back to Jesus for all the goodness in my life by spreading His Gospel to those who don't know what they are missing. I'm not alone in these feelings. There are over 85,000 missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who would all say something similar. But these are just words. Christ taught, "by their fruits you shall know them" (Matt 7:20). Look at the works of the Mormon Church, look at the sacrifices of its members, look at the light in their eyes, and as you investigate focus on the way you feel and faithfully act on what you feel. May you find peace with God and happiness in your life.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always gone to church and went because that is what my family does each Sunday. As a child I saw the great strength the church was to my parents who relied upon it's teachings to overcome their trials. And now its my turn i get to follow in my parent's example and use the teachings of my Savior to over come my daily temptations. As I grow older and become a young man things are changing all around me but the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints always remains the same. I love the strength and consistency my church brings, it is a great anchor in a world of waves.

How I live my faith

Faith is more than just being affiliated with a religion. Faith is putting into action the things you believe in. Foundational to faith is reading the scriptures daily, saying your prayers at least morning and night, and going to church every Sunday. These are all things I do and can testify of the difference they make in my life and the difference they can make in yours. As you sincerely do these things you will be able to feel God's presence and have the confidence that you are doing what is right. Faith must be centered in Jesus Christ. You must believe that He atoned and died for your sins and show it through repentance. I'm far from perfect but with Christ's help I can find peace in my actions. I live my faith by trying each day to be better than the last.