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Hi I'm Trent

I'm a kind-hearted fellow, an adventurer, a leader, an avid musician, and a smarty pants. Oh, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

What's up?! I'm Trent! I'm 16 and a Mormon!! I started playing guitar when I was nine, and have picked up piano/keyboard, bass, and drums since then. Music is a huge part of my life, and I've had the great pleasure of being in a band and learning the joys and challenges that come along with it. In another dimension, I'm a hardcore geek. I've loved working with technology, dabbling into the areas of graphic design, music and video production, and most recently iOS programming. Oh, and fixing my parents' computer troubles! I'm a Mac, not a PC; you'll frequently find me rocking my Apple products ;) Basketball is my favorite sport—love playing it down at the church with the guys! I am an all-A's student (I seriously love learning. Weird, huh??), a Junior at my high school and a Freshmen at my college (dual-enrolling full time, baby), the Junior class representative for Key Club, and the Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout Troop 660.

Why I am a Mormon

I was incredibly blessed to be born into the Gospel (my parents both being converts). Over the years, however, I learned of the true importance to develop my own testimony and foundation of faith. By recognizing my Priesthood duties, praying to my Heavenly Father, reading the scriptures, going out with the missionaries, visiting the temple, and watching the Gospel in action through the fine examples of other members, I've become a witness to the truthfulness of this work. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, a Mediator for me and all of God's children, who suffered in Gethsemane and on the cross so that I may be forgiven and released from the bondage of my many personal sins and vices, as well as mortality. I'm eternally indebted to my Savior, grateful for the Atonement as well as his perfect example, much of which is recorded in the scriptures. I'm grateful for my loving Heavenly Father, for his care and concern for me as one of his sons. He has blessed me with an unconditionally loving and supporting family, with whom I get to share this life and eternity :) I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's church, restored upon the Earth in these latter days by a prophet of God, Joseph Smith. After reading the Book of Mormon from cover to cover, and taking Moroni's challenge, I know it is true. There is no way that such a young, 19th-century boy could have fabricated this scripture and doctrine. It is inspired by God. I know that Thomas S. Monson is our leader today, a living prophet who guides us and inspires us according to the Savior.

How I live my faith

Perhaps most simply, I live my faith by making a special effort to think of and remember my Savior and Heavenly Father every day. In that way, I can keep an eternal perspective of my life, of the path that lies ahead of me. During the school week, I attend Seminary (scripture study) at six in the morning. Although it requires me to get up way early, it starts my day in what I feel as the most perfect way—thinking about the Gospel. At church, I prepare and bless the Sacrament so that members of the ward, as well as myself, can partake in remembrance of Jesus Christ and renew our baptismal covenants that we made to always remember Him and be his His disciples. As part of the youth program, I also do a lot in organizing our activities so that each of us may grow physically, mentally, and spiritually.