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Hi I'm Trent Ustach

I'm from Southern California, I have lived in -40 degree weather, I'm a skater, I'm a gamer, I speak Spanish, And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love skateboarding and sword fighting. I enjoy being around friends and seeing what cool things they can do. I can play piano and guitar. I'm not going to school at the moment, although I wish I was. I want to be a computer scientist, and no that doesn't mean that I dump chemicals on my computer just to see what happens. I love learning about this life we have been given and why things work the way they do.

Why I am a Mormon

First off, I was born into the church. I have had instances in my life where I wanted to give up and just end everything. I struggled through life till about my freshman year of High school. That was the first time I took Moroni's promise into my own hands. I'd always believed the church was true but I never really knew for myself. I did as the promise says and I had a marvelous experience. I know anyone can have this same experience so long as they sincerely desire it.

How I live my faith

My calling right now is to serve the Lord as a Missionary in Canada. So far so good. It's fun and I'm always busy.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Trent Ustach
A testimony is in my opinion is a compilation of knowledge that someone has. When you put this in religious terms; it's a compilation of truths that you know to be true. Everyone has a testimony, but they aren't all the same. A small testimony it just as important as a big testimony. A testimony is always a testimony not matter size, way presented, or feelings expressed. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Trent Ustach
To me, I pay tithing ( the 10% of my income ) because God has given me all that I have. The least I can do is give 10% of it back to him and his Church. As you pay tithing God will bless you. Give it a try if you really want to know what kind of blessings there are to receive. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Trent Ustach
It began back when Jesus walked the Earth. He taught the principles of the church to the people and helped them become closer to God. After Christ's death there was a time when his teachings became corrupt and twisted. This time when his teachings were corrupted was called the Great Apostasy. The true teachings of Christ were not on the Earth, neither was the power that He gave to his disciples to teach and baptize. In 1820, many years later, a boy named Joseph Smith was wondering what church to join because they all said they had the truth. He desired to ask of God because he read the scripture in James 1:5 and he took it upon himself. He went into a grove of trees and knelt down in prayer. Heavenly Father (God) and Jesus Christ appeared unto him and told him to join none because they were all wrong. Through the next 10 years Joseph was visited by heavenly messengers and given the records that we call The Book of Mormon and was also given the gift and power to translate it. That is where it all began. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Trent Ustach
No unclean thing can dwell in the presence of God. If everyone were to sin and have no way to become clean then we would never be able to live with God again. For this cause we needed a Savior that could help us clean ourselves from our sin. Us alone could not do such a thing. Jesus is our way out. Thanks to his Atonement where he took all of the sins of the world upon himself we are able to come clean of our sins and return back to the presence of God. Show more Show less