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Hi I'm Trevor

I grew up in London. I was a marketing consultant and am now getting my MBA. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in California, but spent the majority of my childhood and adolescence in London, England. After graduating High School, I moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University where I studied advertising. During my last semester, I got married to my best friend in the San Diego temple. In the four years we've been married we've both graduated college, had a baby girl, and then moved across the country so I could get my MBA. I love playing sports (especially basketball), listening to music, and hanging out with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it brings me happiness and I know it's what God wants of me. I was born into a large Mormon family active in their faith. However, I remember that even from a young age I wondered how one church could claim that theirs was the true church - what made it true and how could I know for sure? Although it would have been nice to receive an immediate answer to this question, the truth is it took many years of reading the scriptures (including the Book of Mormon and Bible), attending church, listening to my church leaders, trying to keep the commandments, and praying to know if what I was doing was right. I felt like my answer was added to little by little - almost like filling up a cup by adding one drop at a time. I remember one night when I was 15 and I prayed again, earnestly wanting to know if the Book of Mormon was true, if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was God's true Church, if Christ was my Savior, and if Joseph Smith was truly a prophet of God. I had an overwhelming feeling of peace and happiness come over me, and the feeling and thought "You know it's true." It was as if I was able to see the cup, which had been filled. It took years and years of trying to find the truth and working hard to get it before I finally realized what all of the little drops had amounted to. Since then, I've continued to have additional moments that have helped me continue to know these things are true. There are times when I find myself faltering a little, or not measuring up to where I should be, but as I try to become better and re-commit myself to keeping the commandments, I receive those same feelings again. Being a Mormon is what makes me happy. It's who I am. And it's who God wants me to be.

How I live my faith

I have been fortunate to have lots of different callings (responsibilities) in the church. Not counting my marriage and the birth of my daughter, the best experience of my life was serving a mission for the church. Originally I was called (assigned) to serve in Bangalore, India, but due to visa complications my assignment was changed to Calgary, Canada - speaking Spanish! I had the chance to meet some incredible people, know what it means to truly serve others, and to share my beliefs and the happiness I have with others every day. Since returning home, I've continued trying to help others like I did on my mission. Since I just moved to a new ward (congregation) in a new state, I received the new calling to teach the 12-14 year-olds. I have been so impressed with their convictions and desire to do what's right. I also try to be a good representative of the church wherever I am. Now that I'm outside of Utah again, I am often the only Mormon that many people get the chance to interact with on a day-by-day basis, so I hope to be a good friend, neighbor, and example. One of the places where it's most important to live my faith is within my own home. I strive to be a good, loving husband, and to teach my young daughter how to be a happy, fulfilled, kind, and Christ-like person.