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Hi I'm Wesley

I grew up in Salt Lake. I studied neuroscience. I'm studying to become an optometrist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in studying to become an optometrist. I studied neuroscience in my undergraduate program. Learning about what makes us human is fascinating to me. I love to barbecue, lift weights, play video games, and spend time with any and all dogs. I have two sisters and a brother. My family is honestly the most important thing in my life. I love learning about world history, especially about the events leading up to and following World War One. This was undoubtedly the most influential event in the past century, and the results of that war are still being felt to this day. I also enjoy movies, especially Science Fiction. Star Wars is my favorite film franchise of all time.

Why I am a Mormon

My belief comes down to four basic questions: 1) Is there a God? 2) Is He my Heavenly Father? 3) Is Jesus Christ His son and my personal savior? and 4) Was Joseph Smith His prophet? I've spent a lot of time going over these questions, and I can answer in the affirmative for each of them. Because of this, I'm a Mormon. Most simply, I have a belief that The Book of Mormon is a true book of scripture. This means that Joseph Smith truly was a prophet, that Jesus is The Christ, and that God is my Heavenly Father. It all comes down to the Book of Mormon. It can help you overcome any doubts you may have, as I have seen in my own life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be kind to every individual I meet. Have you ever met someone who came off as rude? Maybe it was a cashier at the grocery store, or another driver on your morning commute. When I come across someone like that, I thank them for their assistance or let them cut in front of me while I'm driving. Maybe it cheers them up, maybe not. Either way, I still do it. I often interact with individuals who may not be familiar with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or it's beliefs, so I try to be the best example of Christlike living that I can. I realize that many of my classmates questions regarding The Word of Wisdom aren't out of interest in future membership of the church, but I have noticed that when they understand something as simple as why I don't drink alcohol or coffee, they are more vocal about other questions regarding my faith that they may have.