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Hi I'm Trevor

I'm from small-town Utah. I married my dream girl. I'm a student pharmacist who likes to think and write. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a pharmacy student in his last year of pharmacy school. I got a degree in writing and I enjoy pondering my questions about life and then writing about them. I believe all that God has revealed and I know that He has much more to teach us. My background in science and healthcare has worked to strengthen my faith in God and His Son, Jesus Christ. I am so grateful to have a loving Father who respects our agency and allows us to learn about Him and about ourselves through trial, error, faith, and repentance. I know that God is good, all the time.

Why I am a Mormon

When reading the Book of Mormon as a teenager I noticed something: my life was better than before I was reading the book. It seemed like my mind was waking up from a long sleep. I could think more clearly and reason more soundly. I have many imperfections but I have a testimony that God has a plan for me which involves using my imperfections to strengthen me and help me to become like Him. I'm a mormon because I believe that this is God's church restored to the earth and that Jesus Christ leads this church just as He did when he led Peter, James, and John and the other apostles of His day. I have learned this through faith, prayer, patience, and most of all repentance. This church more fully grants access to the saving power of Jesus Christ than anything else I have experienced. Anyone can know what I know by trying the same things I tried: read the Book of Mormon, pray with faith to God, and be patient in receiving the truth. God is good, this is His church, so I'm a mormon.

How I live my faith

I love to have meaningful discussions about life and the ways we can all be happier. Inevitably these conversations lead back to gospel truths which grant us access to the most happiness and the most success possible in this life. I live my faith by sharing the truths I have found and asking others to share with me what they know about happiness. I am a home teacher, which means once each month I get to go to the home of other members of my church and discuss true principles with them. I'm not a perfect home teacher, but I do know that when I am faithful in visiting my brothers and sisters I am blessed with more spiritual and intellectual energy. I feel better about life when I am a good home teacher, and I often learn more from the people I visit than I think they are learning from me.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Trevor
One of the blessings of being married to my wife is that she has different gifts and talents than I do. If I were to marry someone who was just like me I wouldn't benefit from the relationship and neither would she. But because we have different talents, weaknesses, and strong points it requires us to rely on one another. This helps us to appreciate one another. This is also true of holding the priesthood. Priesthood power cannot be used for personal gain or benefit, it is a power of service. Because I hold the priesthood, I am the servant of my household. Not a servant in the conventional sense, but in the sense that Christ taught it. Therefore, in order to exercise priesthood power I need someone to serve. My wife and kids are those closest to me whom I can serve. Just as I rely on my wife for all of her gifts and talents, the priesthood is one gift that God has given me on which my wife can rely for additional help. As I rely on my wife and she relies on me, we strengthen each other, grow closer, and are happier. I would sacrifice any of my talents, gifts, or abilities to my wife directly and all at once if I could. But instead, a loving God has provided a system in which I must give her access to those gifts day-by-day and minute-by-minute. This continual sacrifice and service blesses me and her, our kids and our marriage. My wife is my equal partner who is freely given anything I have. So if I am worthy to have the priesthood, she has it too. Show more Show less