What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Trent

I'm from South Carolina. I love to sail, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to sail... Really it's my life. Last year I took the leap, and bought my first sailboat. It was old and neglected. I had hopes of living on it after my mission. It was the first thing I'd ever put my heart and soul into. She was about sink when I got her. (and yes my boat is a 'she' :D) But after a year and two months of work, she's stronger than when she was built in 1974. I worked on her during the day. And I worked night's to pay for her. I learned alot of important things from my time working on my boat. 1) How to ponder. I had never had so much time by myself to just think. During this time, I figured out that my testimony of the gospel was not as strong as I wanted it to be. And how I could change that. 2) How to work. Hands down, I've never worked so hard in my life. 3) That Heavenly Father answers prayers. I felt that I would never finish her before I left on my mission. A few months before I would leave for the MTC, she still had holes in the hull. I asked I could have just a few days sailing before I had to leave. Heavenly Father blessed me through a guy from my Ward. He taught me how to fiberglass and rewire the boat. With that help, I was able to have 3 great days sailing before I left on my mission. I know The Lord has blessed me. And I want to serve him diligently during my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member my whole life. And I think I've taken it for granted at times. I went to church because my parents went. (I have awesome Parents) When I was 17, my two older brothers left on their missions. From their letters and emails, I could see the change in them as they lost themselves in serving the Lord and others. A year before my mission, I decided that maybe it was time I opened up my Preach my Gospel. (the missionaries teaching manual) One phrase leaped off the page at me, 'You cannot convert beyond your own conversion.' That made me think about how deep my conversion really was. How can I preach the gospel to others, when I don't really know for myself if it's true? Over last year, I feel that as I studied the scriptures and prayed, my testimony was strengthened. I still have alot to learn, but I feel like that was a pivetol moment for me. I want to know more.

How I live my faith

I try to serve in my callings in the Church. I served as a 'gospel principles' (teaching the basic principles of the gospel to recent converts) teacher before I left on my mission. I learned how to better serve others. I know that my service as a missionary will be one of the most important times of my life. As I think about how the gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed my life. It makes me want to share it with others.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

From my reading in the scriptures, I've come to know that He is the son of God and my personal savior. Through living His gospel, we can qualify for the blessings of peace in this life and eternal life in the next. He invites us to have faith in Him, repent of our sins, be baptized, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (huge blessing!) and endure to the end. 3 Nephi 27:19-21 is my favorite scripture in the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less