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Hi I'm Trevor

I've been a college student, computer repairman, and higher education instructor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read and learn. From scripture and gospel study, to technology and science magazines, to fantasy novels, I get a lot of enjoyment out of reading. I have spent a couple years working at a technical college as a teacher assistant and then as an adjunct instructor. When it comes to things that interest me, I have a few problems, as I interests in almost every good field out there. Life is so amazing it's hard to pick just a small handful of things to be interested in. This is somewhat reflected in my reading tastes. I've been to college, and I'm planning on going back. I have my associates degree in Computer Science, but I have no intentions of stopping there. Right now I'm taking a break and serving an LDS mission.

Why I am a Mormon

In part, I'm a Mormon because it's the religion I grew up with. I'm still a member though, because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. It wasn't always that way though. I wouldn't say I've ever felt it was another religion, but as a teen I struggled with a few challenges that dampened my faith. I didn't have many friends. It was largely my fault. I was (and still am to an extent) a shy person. There were also some other personal problems I was struggling with at the time. Between all these things, my church attendance became sporadic and my testimony waned. The turning point for me, was after one of my family members made a profound statement (profound for me at least): "You don't go to Church for friends; you go because it's what your Heavenly Father want's you to do." I can't say things changed right away, but as I attended church more often and worked to overcome my personal challenges, my testimony and faith grew stronger and both have continued to do so ever since. I can't say that I have as many friends as I would like or that I don't have any challenges (most of them different ones from those I had faced), but I can say I feel a lot closer to my Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ thanks to the changes I've made and that my Savior has helped me to make.

How I live my faith

It's one day at a time really. I do things like read my scriptures, pray, and go to church. I try to be aware of how I can help other people throughout the day. Sometimes that help comes by sharing a bit about the Savior and His gospel. Other times it's by helping with some yard work. I think the biggest thing that I work on doing each day is attempting to be a little more more Christlike both on the inside and outside.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Trevor
We believe in Jesus Christ. As a result, we have a vested interest in knowing about Him and His words. Millions of people world wide have found that the Bible helps them to know more about Jesus Christ. We feel the same way. Our prophets and several of our other books of scripture also bear witness that the Bible is scripture, and to the importance of its words. I personally have also seen how the Bible has helped me to come closer to Christ and would invite anyone who wants to know Him better to study it also. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Trevor
Much like exercising your muscles, faith grows when it is put to work. When I am obedient to God's commandments, I feel closer to God. These commandments include things like the ten commandments, reading the scriptures, going to church, and following the counsel of God's living prophets. As we act on what God asks, He blesses us. By recognizing those blessings, anyone's confidence, or faith, in Jesus Christ will grow. Show more Show less