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Hi I'm John Weston

I'm a corporate attorney. I love running, college football, family time and vacations, and snow skiing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Lauri and I have been married for nearly 23 years and are blessed with four wonderful children. I love listening to our children play their musical instruments (viola, piano, and trombone). Our family is very important and we love spending time together. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a dregree in accounting and three years later graduated from the University of Utah College of Law. For the past 17 years, I have practice corporate law.

Why I am a Mormon

I have found peace and understanding of the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ through daily prayer and scripture study. I study the Book of Mormon every day and know that it is holy scripture and is true. I know this by having prayed and asking my Heavenly Father of its truthfullness. I enjoy trying to serve others and help them in some way - large or small, and find greater happiness in my life and family unity as I strive to live in accordance with the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. In my current and prior assignments, I have witnessed the miracle of forgiveness through the atonement of Jesus Christ in cleansing us from our sins and bringing renewed peace and hope. This is the finest way of life and the gospel provides the way for us to live eternally as families even after death with our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

My faith influences all of my important decisions. When I was 19, I served a two year mission in Tokyo, Japan that forever changed my life. After practing corporate law for 17 years, in October 2010 Lauri and I were called by our church to serve as a mission president and companion on a full-time basis for three years. Since June 28, 2011, I no longer practice law and serve as a full-time missionary as the Mission President of the California Roseville Mission. Following my current mission assignment, I will return back to my regular employment. I have the great blessing of working with hundreds of loving and talented volunteer missionaries who inspire me and are now part of our family. This has allowed me to meet and share truths that have greatly blessed my life with many wonderful people.

Are Mormons Christians?

John Weston
Yes, Mormons are Christians! Jesus Christ is our Savior and our Redeemer through whose atoning sacrifice has come the opportunity of eternal life. Jesus Christ is the center of our faith and the head of our Church. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and witnesses of His divinity, His life, and His Atonement. I love my Savior Jesus Christ and strive daily to follow Him. Show more Show less

What is faith?

John Weston
In the New Testament, we learn that "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1. Having faith in Jesus Christ, means that I believe in Him as the Son of God and that I accept Him as my Savior and Redeemer through following His teachings. I know that as we have faith, it will lead us to repent, be obedient, and provide service to others. I have found that faith means I trust the Lord enough to follow His commandements, even if I do not completely understand the reasons for them. I am able to increase my faith through diligent study of the sciptures, daily prayer, serving others, and obedience to the promptings of the Holy Ghost and all of the commandments. I love walking by faith each day and witnessing the tender mercies of the Lord provided to me and my family. I love my Savior! Show more Show less