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Hi I'm Trevan Penrod

Pole Vaulter, Snowboarder, Music Lover, Mormon. Fa show!

About Me

I'm currently serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Canada, Edmonton mission. Might I say that Arizona was sick of Canadians taking over so they figured they'd send an Arizonian to Canada to see if he'd stay...Too cold they can keep it after I'm done here. Haha. But no I love my mission. Anyways, I'm just a typical young guy. I act like an idiot at times, I say stupid things, and I'm rarely in a bad mood. I love to have fun. Sports, music, friends, and family are my life. Nothing brings me more joy that those things. I love my life truly. Though I'm away from all those things for now, I find so much joy in serving the Lord and other people it doesn't effect me too much. Pretty much, I'm just a fun loving guy...Nuff said!

Why I am a Mormon

Why I'm a Mormon...I would say I'm a Mormon because I love the Gospel. The peace it brings, the knowledge I've gained, and the forgiveness I've received, and the happiness found in living it. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is one of the biggest parts of my life. Not because of worldly recognition but truly because of the love and happiness I find in being a member. I have confidence in following Christ, I find peace in know God's plan for me, and I have knowledge because of the gift of the Book of Mormon. If not for the Church and the relationships I have within it, I would be a very different person than the man I am now...I attribute much of who I am to a mother that taught me correct principles, a father that was an example to me in many different ways, and friends who helped hold my standards high. The Church is more than just an organization and social place to be, it is truly God's kingdom established here on the earth.

How I live my faith

Hmmm to say how I live my faith is a difficult thing. It's really who I am. There's really no way to describe it. I think a lot of people have the false misconception in the way that if someone is spiritual and faithful they have no fun, they go to church Sunday, they read their scriptures, and they ponder about God. Now those are very true but there's so much more to the Gospel and how someone goes about living the Gospel. The Gospel and everything that is taught in the Gospel is of a happy nature. Now if I was always bored and just doing the stereotypical things that classifies a "spiritual" or "religious" person I personally don't feel I'd truly be living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Cause it's meant to make you happy! Now for me right now I'm serving a two year mission for my church and truly for my God. But I love doing it! Some days are hard of course. But nothing and no circumstance in this world has effected me more than serving the Lord for these two years. And it's not just because I've been able to help add to the membership of the Church but really because of the growth and hope that I've seen fill other people's lives. And it's truly brought me happiness. :)

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Trevan Penrod
Joseph Smith, he is the man and I have the highest amount of respect for him. Look at one of your heroes in your life. Someone who has made a significant difference in the way you view life. You love that person and are extremely grateful to them. In the worldly sense of the word you might say you "worship" them but not in the sense that they are your God correct? You strive to live your life in a manner that you could follow in their footsteps. And that is how i view Joseph Smith. As a younger brother looks up to an older brother. I'm incredibly grateful for all that he's done and all that he suffered through to bring about Christ's church but I do not worship him as my God. My God is my Father in Heaven and his son Jesus Christ. And their way of making sure we have all that we need is through the prophets and that's exactly what Joseph Smith was and is, a prophet called of God to bring about this great work. Show more Show less