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Hi I'm Trent

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Arizona, USA. I am a native Arizonan, but have had the privilege to live in different parts of this incredible world. I am a husband to my eternal companion and a father to four wonderful children. I love my family and to spend time and do things with them. I love to see them learn and grow. I had outstanding parents as an example in this. I love to travel and experience the world and its wonders. I love to learn. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I solve problems, fix things, dream of how to make something better and create. I love high adventure outings and activities, like snow skiing and white water rafting, and most importantly of all doing so with members of my family. I like to fill my less productive time, a.k.a. commuting, listening to audiobooks or lectures. One very fulfilling decision and period in my life was to serve a full-time mission among the people of Brazil. I served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Brazil Fortaleza Mission. Professionally, I am an Electrical Engineer and develop communication hardware systems.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon makes me happy. This is not a happiness like that of a fleeting moment, but one seated deep in my heart and mind. It grounds me and gives me purpose and reassurance that life is much, much bigger than my daily concerns, struggles, and stresses, but my existence and purpose, as a literal spirit son of God, is eternal. It is not always easy to remember this in the “heat of battle” during daily challenges, pressures and stresses, but reflecting on this perspective brings me peace and back to my true purpose and eternal course. I have received, and it is often reaffirmed, a personal testimony or witness that the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or in other words the Gospel of Jesus Christ, are true. They are literally sweet and ring a familiarity to my soul and understanding. They instill in me a desire to be a better person, kinder, caring, friendlier, disciplined, a man of hope, of faith and of charity. Unfortunately I am not all of these by nature, but I hope and I strive that they can be entrenched in my soul and actions someday. To me, this is what Jesus Christ taught and along with God, our Heavenly Father, expects of us. Family is central of being a Mormon. God's family is all of the inhabitants of the earth. He has blessed me to experience a portion of his love for his children by granting me my own little family. I love my family. I love being and doing things with them. I love to share and teach them, and I love it when they teach me. We are not always agreeable with one another, but with the knowledge of an eternal purpose and hope of being “together” forever we strive to build strong bonds through trust, love, forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, work, and great times and moments.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith daily through little steps of personal and family scripture study, prayer, and gospel principle discussions with my family. On Sundays, I teach the 10 year old boys, this year the New Testament, and recently a quorum of men, once a month, on gospel principles. I love the basic principles and the simple truth of ancient and modern scripture...principles of pure truth of God's eternal plan of salvation and happiness.