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Hi I'm Travis

I grew up in Southern California. I am a chemical engineering major. I'm a surfer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the suburbs of Southern Orange county. I have been very blessed all of my life to be part of a loving family. In my free time I enjoy running, playing soccer, skiing, playing lacrosse and surfing. Surfing especially has become a big part of my life in the past year. There is nothing quite like waking up early and walking down the trail with gentle offshore winds at your back. I have been going to school this past year and I have been studying to be a chemical engineer. I really love to listen to music and going to concerts. I love the outdoors and I experience it through biking and hiking.

Why I am a Mormon

At first, my whole reason for being mormon was because it was expected of me. My whole family are members and therefore I just always knew that it was an organization that I should be a part of, but as I graduated highschool and started college I realized I didn't have to be a member of anything I didn't want to be a part of. I could make my own decisions. I decided that I really had to find out for myself if I wanted to be a member of this church. In order to do this, I applyed the challenge to read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if it is a true book. As I read, I felt myself being lifted in all aspects of my life. I was happier and grew in confidence. Whenever I read the Book of Mormon, I felt the holy ghost testify of the truth of what I am reading. This has led to my faith in the truth of the Book of Mormon. I know that because the Book of Mormon is true, the rest of the church has to be true. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has influenced me a great deal and I know that I am better because of it. I continue to follow this gospel because I know what I have felt is real and I can not deny that. This is why I have chosen to serve a mission. I know that his gospel has helped me, so I have decided to share it with the world so that they can experience the joy that I have felt

How I live my faith

I have grown up in the church, so I feel like I have been committed to my faith since day one. I grew up going to youth activities and I have had the chance to teach early morning seminary classes. I continually strive to follow the example of Jesus Christ be serving faithfully in church callings. I am currently serving the people of Bangkok, Thailand as a missionary for my church. I love being able to serve other people all of the time. I feel that as we serve others we can feel the love of Christ in our lives, and we can more fully appreciate all that he has done for us.