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Hi I'm Wes

I'm a husband, a dad, a math teacher, soccer coach, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After 26 years of marriage and 5 kids, it seems like I've seen just about everything under the sun. We can take on just about anything if we do it together. My best memories are those playing games in the yard with my kids and watching them succeed at accomplishing their goals. I also enjoy working with my hands, building anything from furniture to a kayak. Even repair work is enjoyable if it's useful to someone else. Bringing ideas to life and solving problems makes my life fulfilling. 

Why I am a Mormon

Life seems to have more meaning when I'm helping others, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints provides many opportunities to do just that. Whether it's being active in the Boy Scouts of America, planning activities for adults and seniors, or singing in the choir, this church helps me to serve how Jesus might. It's in the doing that brings me closer to Christ in understanding who He is and how much He loves me. The more I learn from lessons taught in this church, the better man, husband, and father I become and the more I seek to improve.

How I live my faith

I have received many opportunities to serve my fellow man over the years, and have been blessed by others as well. Everything from supervising youth activities to visiting the elderly in their homes, it's the act of getting outside myself to give my time to others that has increased my faith in my savior. This church also, though, encourages personal worship as well. Prayer and scripture study each morning gives my efforts direction for the day. In that 15-20 minutes I find answers to life's questions and problems that beset my mind. I know I can turn to my Heavenly Father in prayer and find peace in my soul.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Wes
We welcome all to come and meet with us at our chapels to sing, pray, learn, and worship. It is in these meeting houses that we can fellowship one another and become as brothers and sisters in Christ.  While with His apostles on earth, Jesus Christ gave authority that whatsoever was done on earth would have effect in heaven. Important ordinances such as marriage is meant to last beyond mortality and require proper preparation to receive such an eternal gift. Temples are special places that permit these important ordinances to occur here, on earth, and be recorded as valid also in heaven. These temples are held sacred and set apart from normal church buildings because of the eternal, heavenly nature of the service that occurs inside. Simply put, our churches apply more to the mortality now while the temples provide that which is forever. Show more Show less