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Hi I'm Travis

I grew up in Idaho, I harvested potatoes, I like to run, I like to read, I like to ride my motorcycle, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 17 years old and am currently preparing for my full-time mission to El Salvador. I will be reporting to the Mexico MTC on August 7th. I was the Cross Country Captain my senior year and am currently running track in which I hope to do well. I have been accepted to BYU-I but I have deffered so I can serve my mission. I bought a Suzuki Boulevard C50 (motorcycle) last Summer and I enjoy going on rides with family and friends. I love to read books. I have devoured bunches of fantasy books and would have to say my favourite is the Mistborne series writen by Brandon Sanderson; but I read Les Mizerables for my Senior English class and the older writing definitely grew on me.

Why I am a Mormon

As I stated before I've been a member of the church since I was born. But I also have been converted myself. As I grew up I participated in church activities more because my parents told me to than because I felt like I needed to go. As I've grown up though, I decided that I needed to know for myself that this church was true. So I started reading the Book of Mormon and I followed a challenge that is found in the last section of the book. It states that "if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." I read that and I took the challenge and I now know for myself that the Book of Mormon is true and in conjunction with that my faith has also grown to know that this great church is true. That is why I'm a Mormon, and why I will continue to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have lived my faith since I was born. I have served in multiple callings serving kids of my own age. I participate in a program called hometeaching and I have had the oppurtunity to vist, teach, and serve several families throughout my ward since I was 13. I just got my mission call to serve in El Salvador and I made one of the traditional dishes (called pupusas) served there for my group of friend that are in my ward on a Tuesday night for an activity. Other ways that I live my faith in the community is when I go to school I always try to be a good example for the people in my school. Sometimes I take the oppurtunity to invite friends to church activities so hopefully they can learn an grow from the things we do.