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Hi I'm Travis

I was born in Nebraska and have lived in Wisconsin, Louisiana and Idaho. I am an ME major in college. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am studying to be a ME major with a minor in Manufacturing. I have always like finding how things fit together and have been the fix it man/boy in my house. I am trying my hand at welding and seem to be getting better. When i am not working on school work or at work I always enjoy playing card games and watching movies with my wife and our friends. When the weather is nice I try to play sports outside. In high school i use to play football, soccer and run track but with responsibilities (and my weight) pilling up i find i am slower in all of them then i use to be.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this church from the time i was born but i truly learned for myself the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ around the age of 17. To many who knew me i seemed like a good kid. I never really got in any trouble and did well in sports. I went to church because it was expected of me and found the punishments to be worse then going willingly.I just kept going thew the motions but when i really looked over my life i can't say i was very happy or "joyful" as my parents and others in church said they where. What i was taught made seance to me. I did talk religion with my friends of other faith i could see where they came from but somethings didn't quite fit as nicely as what i was told in church so i saw no reason to change. One time in a youth church meeting i was woken up by the a girl sitting next to me, I have no idea how long i was asleep but the choir was singing when i fell asleep and now there was some adult youth leader talking, feeling some what embarrassed i decided to try and listen to stay awake. I recall the man saying,"I know that all of you are children of God! If you don't know that or know what that really means than barrow the fact that i know it until you find out for yourselves." This was not unfamiliar to me but for some reason i really thought about what it meant. As i thought about what it meant to be a Child of God. It hit me and i started to cry. I started to cry because i finally felt the joy that came with knowing that i really am a Child of God. With knowing this also came the truth that I could be so much better and more tears came. I was wasting my potential as Child of God. It is true i was doing nothing wrong but I wasn't happy because i wasn't doing what was right or my best. That was a few years ago and since then i can say I am happy with my life and i do know what it means to be joyful. It only took me 17 years to know that God does exists. Jesus is His son, my Redeemer and the center of The Plan of Happiness.

How I live my faith

In my college town we have had many chances for service to other students and the local community. I have "adopt" a grandparent where we get to go and visit with residents of a local nursing home and learn about them and the lives the have led, I got to lead and help organize a full contact football league among the students. Since i have gotten married i have made more friends that have helped me adjust to married life. In the church most are poor college student, the same as i am, they help in all the ways they can and truly have become my church family. I say Church family because they have become the people that ask how my day or week has gone and help me out when i need it just like my family use to when i lived at home.