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Hi I'm Trent

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi there! My name is Trent. I'm married to my beautiful wife. No kids yet, but that will come. I like to read, play sports and grow house plants. I have to deal with life just like the next person. I budget and plan, but in the end sometimes things don't go my way. I'm a student working on my Microbiology degree and about to graduate college. I plan to attend Physician Assistant school after I graduate and practice Emergency Medicine. I am currently working as a Medical Assistant at a hospital and have worked as an emergency medical technician (EMT). oh...and I'm a Mormon

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family that was Mormon. I had cousins and grandparents who were not members of the church and growing up the majority of my friends were from all different faiths and locations. As a kid I learned a lot of the book knowledge about Mormon history, Bible study, and Christian songs. I have always been a good learner, but with religion it's not always about how much you know. You can know all the logical answers to all the church questions, but still not really have a conviction that God is real. That's how I was during my mid teenage years. I knew all the answers to any question that you could ask me, but I didn't feel anything special. I'd been on church youth trips, and heard great motivational and spiritual speeches. Those are not what made up my mind that this was the religion for me though. I found my faith piece by piece. I didn't see the air split in half with angels coming out telling me that the Mormon's were right. I learned by obeying God's rules. Each time I followed one of the commandments that I was taught I saw the blessings and felt God's spirit testifying that it was a true principle. God's spirit cannot lie. It only testifies about truth. It is undeniable once you feel it. It's not an emotion, nor a thought. It's a communication from God's spirit to your soul that is so powerful that you won't forget it no matter how hard you try. I had an experience when I was alone praying one time. It felt like God wrapped his arms around me and gave me a hug. It felt like being surrounded with love. God's love for me. That was just one of the first experiences I had. Later, I felt that same spirit when I read through the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was really from God. Little by little I came to recognize God's spirit and I have been able to build my faith. I know that the Mormon church is God's restored church on the earth from ancient times. It has his priesthood, and you can test it. You can pray and find this out just as I have.

How I live my faith

At church I help to teach lessons to the teenage boys. I get to help them learn, and challenge them to find out for themselves if this church is really important to them and why. We give them lots of responsibility in or to help them grow and understand what it means to be a leader. I help plan activities, such as sports, or weekend trips for them, and we also visit the older members of our church. Sometimes we are able to find ways to do something for people in the community and we love being able to help them with whatever it is they need. Sometimes it's just really simple things. I encourage the boys to participate in scouting, and in becoming smart, strong members of their community no matter where they live. I try to live up to my church's standards and be a contributing member of society. I am friendly with my neighbors, have people over to our house for company, and be a honest hard-working guy. I look for truth knowledge and I take whatever I find and apply it to my life.