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Hi I'm Trevor

I'm from Boston. I'm a convert, currently preparing to serve as a Mormon missionary.

About Me

I grew up in the Boston area and attended high school and college in the state of Massachusetts. I studied biology in college and eventually desire to go into medicine. My favorite pastimes are spending quality time with friends and family, enjoying the outdoors, and everything having to do with food. I am currently preparing to leave for two years in order to serve full-time as a Mormon missionary. Mormon missionaries volunteer for a period of 18 to 24 months to help others learn about Jesus Christ and His restored Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They also provide humanitarian service and help to strengthen local congregations.

Why I am a Mormon

Becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the culmination of a spiritual journey spanning multiple years from high school to college that began with a desire to change my life--to depart from an unhappy and selfish lifestyle and try surrendering to God. In so doing, God transformed my life beyond my wildest expectations. As I first began to turn to Him, I found faith, light, and motivation that I had never previously experienced. I lost nearly 90 pounds, started attending and thriving in college, and felt at peace with life and with myself in a way that I had never before experienced. I found myself loving others more and having a greater desire to do good. I began to pray and felt a close connection to God as I did. I also began reading and studying the Bible and felt in my heart that it was true, notwithstanding my limited understanding. Over time, I kept having this feeling that God wanted me to attend church--that only in that way would I be able to move forward and more fully become the person He desired of me. I'd seen the effect that listening to such feelings had had up to that point in my journey of faith, and decided to act. I began to search out the teachings of different churches and pondered them deeply, praying for guidance to know which church would bring me closest to Him. This went on for a period of several months. As I did this, I came across and was drawn to the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I began applying them to my life. They brought me a peace and a joy that I didn't find elsewhere, and they seemed to make sense to me. I eventually concluded that I would read some of the scripture unique to the Church and ask God in prayer if it was true. I did so, and experienced one of the most sacred experiences of my life. From that point, I believed. I contacted the missionaries and decided to be baptized. Since then, my life has been blessed beyond measure because of that decision.

How I live my faith

Joseph Smith taught that faith is a principle of action and power. True faith in Jesus Christ is put to action in our works and in the way we live our lives. I endeavor to live my faith by striving to devote my life to following His example. None of us are perfect, and I of all people have a long way to go by way of improvement. But I am so grateful for the gospel blueprint in my life, which shows me the things for which I should aim, and helps me to see with an eternal perspective. My faith gives me the purpose and sense of meaning that I have craved for all my life, in a way that is more strong and rewarding than anything else I've ever experienced and fulfilling in a way that sanctifies my soul. Each day we are faced with choices, and those choices determine the people that we become. I try my best to live my faith by making the choices I believe the Savior would have me make, such as serving and loving others, drawing closer to Him through individual and organized worship, studying the scriptures, and striving to live a clean and virtuous life. This has meant giving up some things that I once was fond of or participated in, but the blessings that have come into my life from striving to live the Lord's commandments have far outweighed any sacrifice that has been required from me. "[P]rove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." (Malachi 3:10) I am so thankful for the joy and peace I have found in my life by learning of the gospel of Jesus Christ as found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.