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Hi I'm Trevor

I grew up in North County San Diego, I'm addicted to the ocean and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

So, like I said, I'm addicted to the ocean. There's nothing I'd really rather do than paddle out for a surf on a glassy summer afternoon. For me, the simple pleasures are what life's all about. Whenever I'm sitting out in the line up on a beautiful southern California day, it's pretty tough not be happy. I've got three beautiful daughters, and an awesome wife. Life is good.

Why I am a Mormon

Because the principles the church teaches are true and it makes me happy! I grew up in the church. My parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. are all members too. I chose to be baptized when I was 8 years old. I still remember that day, and it was great. Even though I was really young, it felt good and right. As I got older (19), I was preparing to go on a mission to Buenos Aires Argentina to preach the gospel. I started thinking, "hey, if I'm going to tell people they need to join the church, and make sacrifices in their life, I had better make sure I know for sure its true for myself." So, I read the Book of Mormon all the way through. At the end of the Book of Mormon, the author of the final chapters (Moroni) challenges the reader to ask God if the book is true. So I did. I knelt down in my room and said a prayer. I asked a direct question..."Heavenly Father, is the Book of Mormon true?" I received an answer that it is. I didn't hear a voice or anything, I just felt good about it. But it was a stronger feeling than I had before about other decisions I had to make, or things I was wondering about. The internal mental battle of "is it true or isn't it" faded and it felt right. I felt at peace with it. So from that experience in my life, and many others that I saw on my mission in other peoples lives, I know its true. And since it's I believe it's true, I feel a need to allow my life to be guided by the principles and teachings it contains. From the teachings of the Book of Mormon and this church, I know there is a God in heaven who loves everyone on Earth as a son or daughter. I know that there is a life after this one, and the possibility exists to live together as families through eternity. And most importantly, I know that Jesus Christ suffered for my shortcomings and has given me the chance to be saved and live with God and my family forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the best I can to keep the commandments God has given us. I fall short quite often, but I keep trying to set a good example for my kids. Also, I teach the 14-15 year old boys during church on Sundays. They're a good group of guys, and it's cool to see them learn and grow and come closer to Christ even though they have to deal with all the "ugly" stuff that's out there in the world today.