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Hi I'm Trevor Holman

I am an insurance agent in Bellingham, WA. I married my best friend Kaitlyn and we have two daughters, Blaine (4) and Isla (2).

About Me

I am the youngest of 6 kids. Spoiled would be the best way to describe my childhood, although I didn't realize it at the time. It was actually really nice to be able to look up to my brothers and sisters and learn what they did right and avoid the things they did wrong. I was by no means a perfect kid but I kept my nose clean and enjoyed my childhood. When I was 13 my father passed away very unexpectedly. Like, everyone went to bed like any normal night woke up like any normal morning and by 10:30 he was gone, heart attack. He did decide to stay home from work that day so that should have been a clue that something was really wrong with him. He is to this day, the hardest working man I know. I will always look up to him. As you can imagine something like that changes you. More on that later. I enjoy spending time with my wife of seven years and our two daughters. I am the cook of the house, although my wife has really started to give me a run for my money lately. I golf as often as I can, which is not much with two kids and a business to take care of. I have owned my own insurance agency for the past 4-years now. It has been challenging, but worth every early morning and late night so far. I really want to be able to travel with my family while we are still young. There are still a lot of things that need to happen first but I am really looking forward to it.

Why I am a Mormon

Being that I grew up as a Mormon, I can't really say that I decided to join the church. My conversion has come much slower and through a lot of study and prayer. Growing up I was taught the principles upon which our faith is founded, faith, repentance, baptism and the recieving of the Holy Ghost. I was taught about Jesus Christ when he lived on the earth, how the organization that he developed to teach and convert the people in His time was lost after the apostles were killed. I was taught that Joseph Smith was the prophet called in this time to restore that same organization that Christ had created nearly 2,000 years ago, and that organization was what we know today as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. All very logical points, and it all made pretty good sense to me. I knew that, although they are difficult, if I lived to the standards that the church sets and followed those "rules" I would, at the very least be a better person. It wasn't until I decided to go on a mission that I was truly converted to the gospel. I was called to go to Antofagasta, Chile. I made it a goal of mine to read the entire Book of Mormon during my two months at the Missionary Training Center. I am proud to say that I actually read it through twice. Once in English and once in Spanish. Near the end, one of the prophets gives a challenge and makes us a promise. It is basically the same thing that it says in the Bible in the book of James. That is that we should ask Heavely Father for wisdom and to know if what we are reading is actually true. Well I did that and once I got up from my prayer and got into bed, I felt a fire in my heart that I cannot deny. It was the warmest feeling I had ever felt. Looking back on my life I can see now many things that pointed to the truthfulness of the gospel but it was that night that I knew, for certain, that the things that I would be sharing with the people of Chile and others throughout my life are indeed true.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve by being a member of the church. I currently teach the primary kids (probably the best assignment ever). I get to spend about 2 hours with them each week, teaching them about Jesus Christ, reading scriptures and singing songs. I have also had the chance to work with the men. I have sat in on meetings were their general welfare was discussed and the things that we could do to help. Anything from sharing a spiritual message in their home to showing up at their house on a Wednesday afternoon to help load a moving truck. There is a saying in the church, and it comes from the scriptures..."endure to the end." That is the hardest thing that any of us face in any facet of life. Once we have started down the path the hardest thing is to stay on it. It is hard, it is meant to be. If it were easy we wouldn't really learn anything about ourselves along the way. I don't share this with many people but after my dad died I distinctly remember thinking to myself, "I can use this terrible thing that happened to me as an excuse to perform poorly in school and do bad things, or I can decide now to not be that kid that everyone feels sorry for and still do the things that I know are right." That was a big fork in my life. Everyday we are faced with little forks, small choices that will affect the person that we will become. It is an everyday stuggle to always do what Christ would have us do. You have to first study and pray to even know what He would have you do and then you have to pray some more for the courage and strength to actually do it. Many people get caught up on the list of "rules" that our church has. They are there to help us live the happiest and healthiest lives that we can. For every thing that a mormon doesn't do there is a whole list of things that we do, do. It is a constant struggle to do the right thing and endure to the end. Service, faith, hope and charity, that is how I live my faith...oh, patience too.