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Hi I'm Trevor

I'm a normal guy who loves soccer, frisbee, Batman and more than anything else: Dinosaurs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a relaxed guy that loves having fun more than anything else. My greatest desire in life is to become a superhero, so I try to get bitten by as many spiders as possible. I also spend lots of time near nuclear reactors, cause I hear that's also an effective method. I come from a big family and I could never have closer friends than my brothers and sisters. I draw much inspiration from the creatures of the Prehistoric Era and one of my only talents is making dinosaur noises. I've been told that I play video games way too much, but it's something I like doing with my friends. I'm a student at a university where I'm getting a degree in Chemistry but I haven't decided what I'll do with that degree once I've gotten it.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that I'm following the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I've never had a question, concern, or problem with my beliefs that wasn't answered through prayer and study of the scriptures. When I was fourteen years old, I sat in a dorm room with a dozen other guys while someone told us the story of Joseph Smith. As the account of the First Vision was given, I felt an incredible burning inside me that went away soon after the speaker finished. I will never forget that first powerful confirmation that Joseph Smith was called to be a Prophet of God, and that through him, the Church of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth. I felt that exact same feeling the first time I ever entered a Mormon temple, and have felt it on numerous occasions as the truth has been testified to me by the Scriptures and the living Prophet and Apostles. Though at times doubts and fears arise, I can always fall back on that experience and know that this is the way God wants me to live.

How I live my faith

I've never lived in an area where I've known many members of the LDS (Mormon) Church, and so the greatest way I live my faith is by being an example to those around me. I often share my beliefs with my friends or co-workers in the hopes that they can grow closer to the Savior through the knowledge of His gospel. I often work with the full-time missionaries to help them share the Gospel so that others' lives may be blessed through it.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Trevor
Marriage is and has always been an organization which for which God has set the terms. The first two people on the earth were created as husband and wife. Throughout history, the terms of marriage have changed, but only when God has commanded it. It has always been meant as something which binds men and women together through God's priesthood authority. Not only is marriage something that binds a husband and wife to each other, but also binds each individual to our Father in Heaven. This is why the Church often takes strong stances regarding the terms of marriage. In recent years same-sex marriage has come into question, and the terms that God has set do not allow for it, so we are opposed to it. As far as individuals who are homosexual, we love them and support them in making correct decisions, just like everybody else. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Trevor
In temples, we do some incredibly important things for ourselves, our families, and for those that came before us. Temples are some of the most sacred places on the earth today, and because of that, only those who are ready are allowed to enter. Just like if you're going to a formal dinner, you wouldn't go in flip flops and boardshorts. We require people to live certain standards in order to be temple worthy to make sure they are prepared when they go. We make covenants with God in the temple that bless our lives and prepare us to live with God after this life, and similarly, people must be ready before they take that responsibility on themselves. We learn precious truths about the nature of God and our relationship with him. There's nothing secret in our temples, in fact we want everybody on earth to have the blessings that come from the temple, but these things are sacred in nature so we do not discuss them in casual settings. The best way to know the truth about the temple is to prepare and enter worthily yourself (talk to the full-tme missionaries about how this is done if you aren't sure). It is the greatest blessing I've ever received and it will be yours as well. Show more Show less