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Hi I'm Travis

I was born and raised Mormon, but I learned for myself that its teachings are true. I'm serving a mission in Mexico shortly.

About Me

I'm 18 years old, and I love sports. Especially basketball. I leave for a mission on October 28th, and I'll be going to the Mexico Monterrey East Mission. I know very little Spanish but I'm really happy that I'll get to learn it. Some of my friends and coworkers are Hispanic so it'll be awesome to be able to communicate with them in their native tongue. I plan on attending college after my mission but I'm not quite sure what I want to major in yet.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger, I didn't really know if the church was true or not. People always said it was but how could I believe them? One day I just was thinking.. "Why do I continue to go to church if it's not even true? I want to know if it is or not." So I kneeled down by my bedside, and I said nothing special in my prayer, I just said, "Heavenly Father?.. Are you really there?" I sat for a second not feeling anything. But after about 30 seconds of silence, I felt an overwhelmingly good feeling come over me. I was tingly from my head to my toes and the words "Yes, I am here" came to my mind. That was the start of my testimony. Ever since that moment I've never doubted God's existence. And as I studied the Book of Mormon and asked God for more answers he answered them. He told me that it is true, and it is right. This church is the most true church on Earth. And it also brings more happiness and joy than any other church on Earth.

How I live my faith

I love the opportunities the church gives me to grow closer to those who live in my community. Whether members of our church or not I feel like I've gotten to know and love everyone who lives around me because of the opportunities the church gives me to serve them. I think I'd still be a good person if I wasn't Mormon, but I highly doubt I'd be as close of friends with my neighbors.