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Hi I'm Trenton Russell

I'm a Mormon and proud of it!

About Me

I was raised in a Methodist family, while also attending Catholic school. Naturally as a child I raised many concerns with the conflicting doctrine. Nobody could explain the wonders of the world clearly or tell me conclusively who God really is. During my adolescence I became very active in competitive swimming, and swam in college becoming an NCAA Division I Swimmer and held a MAAC conference title. An injury ended my swimming career and helped me pursue a career in acting. While performing in several off broadway plays, thru a friend I was introduced to the church. Now at this time I raised to believe the LDS church was more of a cult than a religious church of God. I went to church on Christmas with much curiosity and hesitation. To my surprise it was nothing like what I expected, I could feel the love and power of the gospel. Later I befriended a member and decided to take the missionary discussions, after 3 weeks I was baptized. It was everything I was looking for and more, every question I could possibly have had a definitive answer. It blew me away that I was so close to this gospel all along, yet out of reach. The gospel instantly made sense and I totally embraced it as my own. Later I decided to serve a mission and give to people what I had been blessed with finding. I served in the Italy Catania mission in Sicily. It was an amazing experience full of countless miracles that only solidified my testimony even more.

Why I am a Mormon

Because no other religion or faith comes close in offering what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has. The gospel is so clear, in that it answers everything. The biggest reason aside from the conformation of the Holy Spirit I received when I took the missionary discussions, was the countless miracles I saw on my mission. The priesthood of Christ is real and only exists in the LDS church. The things in the movies that are fantasy to some are real, but the good news is the bad can be overcome with the good. It was experiences like these that solidified my testimony and giving me a irrefutable knowledge of God and his plan for me.

How I live my faith

With the temptations that are ever present in the world, it is always a struggle in finding the right path. But that is what is so amazing about the gospel, there is always a crystal clear answer. I find it vital to study the scriptures daily and always call upon the spirit of God. The gospel has changed my perspective to an eternal one, and has blessed me with realizing my potential in all things.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Trenton Russell
Joseph Smith through his faithfulness was blessed with the knowledge and nature of God's plans. He was chosen to lead the restoration of the gospel, part of which was transcribing the ancient record of the Book of Mormon. The book of Mormon differs from the Bible in that there is only on translation of it, the Bible though has lost it's first intentions and translations given by God and replaced by man's intuition. Show more Show less