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Hi I'm Travis.

I'm a well educated, hard working, disabled individual. I'm a devoted husband. My wife & family are my life and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah, grew up in California, and am now living in Indiana. I was born with a physical disability, but I have never allowed it to determine who I am and what I can do. I love to travel. I love sports, especially the NFL, the NBA, and World Cup Soccer. I married my best friend, a beautiful and devoted wife who is also a Mormon. I absolutely adore her! I love my family too! Indeed, my wife and family are my life!! I have an extremely rich family history that includes German, English and Native American. I went to college for a long time and as a result have two Bachelor's degrees, a Master's degree in Public Affairs, (MPA), and am currently completing coursework toward an EdD in Adult Education. After I complete my doctoral degree, I hope to work at the University level as a Professor to enlighten the minds of the next generation by teaching them how to think critically, work hard, follow their destiny. and ultimately become educated citizens. I have work experience in the following sectors: business, not-for profit, healthcare, and in all levels of government. I have taught high school Special Education students, coached both disabled and non-disabled in sports and have aided disabled people and non-disabled people in obtaining employment. I love helping other people. Thus, I like to refer to myself as a "Public Servant," but I also like to refer to myself as a devoted servant of my Savior, Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father and I am proud to be a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon all my life and come from a strong history of pioneer Mormons and converted Mormons. I love the fact that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is so family oriented. To me, family is the most important part of my life. The knowledge I have of my Heavenly Father's gospel is also special to me. I know the Church is true. I know the principles it promotes are true. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I have read it. By continually reading it, I know it will help to keep me on the path of righteousness so that one day I will be able to be with my family and my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ forever!

How I live my faith

I know by first-hand experience that this life is not easy. Being a disabled individual, I struggle everyday with some things that others take for granted. My faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ is strengthened by my daily mortal experiences because I have full confidence and faith in the promises made to me by my Heavenly Father. I know that my disability is a tool that my Heavenly Father is using to teach me what He wants me to know and learn in this life so that I can grow to be the man He wants me to be for eternity. It is also a tool for me to use to show the world how to live a "happy, valuable, values-centered life"-- a life that will be significant both here on Earth and in Heaven. I have served in many callings in the Church. I love each calling and strive to serve my fellow members of the Church to the best of my ability. Being active in the Church through service has not only served to increase my love and compassion for my fellow members of the Church wherever I have lived, but it has also increased my love for my Savior, Jesus Christ, and my Heavenly Father. I whole-hearted can testify that service increases love, compassion, and faith and it has blessed my life more abundantly than I can ever express in words. I live a richly blessed life as a result of my service to others, both in the Church and outside the Church. Indeed, this is my whole purpose behind my educational background. I studied the subjects I did so that I could be a "Public Servant!"

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Travis.
There are many places you can go to find a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that will talk with you about the Church and its teachings. Members of the Church can be found not only by going to a Church meeting, but they most likely are your neighbors, co-workers, etc. While going to a Church meeting is a great way to start, you can also go to neighborhood recreational activities such as sporting events, etc. and you are likely to find someone there who is a member of the Church and will be happy to talk with you. You can also feel free to use the internet (as you are doing so now in order to read this) and/or your phone book to find the local Church building and contact members from your local area. You can also use the phone number provided in the "Official Church Answer" to this question to contact the missionaries. If you wish, you can request that a member of the Church in your local area accompany the missionaries when you meet with them. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Travis.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believe that the family is central to our Heavenly Father's Plan of Happiness. The document "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" is a wonderful resource and guide that describes how the family can live their lives within the standards of the Church in order to ensure family unity and happiness despite whatever trials may come their way. I have read the document and really feel the Spirit as I ponder its message to each and every family unit in the World each and every time I re-read it. Show more Show less