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Hi I'm Wesley

I'm a husband, father, and engineer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have four children that keep us perpetually entertained. I am an energy systems engineer and enjoy thinking about all things pertaining to U.S. energy usage. I love working in the yard and hiking in the great outdoors. I also love playing games, from chess to Pinochle.

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put, I'm a Mormon because I know that the Mormon Church is truly the Church of Jesus Christ. I gained that knowledge through studying the scriptures and asking God if this church is Christ's church. The answer came through peaceful feelings of assurance that the things I was praying about were true. As an engineer, it's easy for me to see the why's behind physical systems because they're based on physical laws that are known, like the laws of motion, but the why's of this kind of knowledge, such as knowing that Christ is our Savior or that the Book of Mormon is a true and correct book, are spiritually based. Understanding doesn't come through physical experiments, but by experimenting with our spiritual capabilities. I cannot physically prove that what I believe is true, but, nonetheless, I know it is, and I know that anyone who sincerely performs the same "spiritual experiment" of asking God in faith will produce the same results.

How I live my faith

Every day I wake up early so that I can have some quiet time to study the scriptures before the day begins. Any day that starts with the Bible and Book of Mormon ends up being a great day. It really invites the Holy Spirit into my life and makes me a happier person. Before our kids go to bed, we kneel down as a family and offer a prayer to God. It's neat to see our children learn how to pray and to feel the power of speaking to God as a family. I really believe in the adage "The family that prays together, stays together."

Who was Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith was the founder and first prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormon Church. He was born in Vermont in 1805. While living in New York at the age of 14 he had a desire to know which of all the churches was true. As he prayed to ask God which church was true, Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to Him. They told Joseph that the true church of Jesus Christ would be restored through him Joseph. Between the time of this appearance and the official organization of the Church in 1830, Joseph was instructed by heavenly messengers, was given the Priesthood God's authority, and translated the Book of Mormon. Joseph was the leader of the Church until his martyrdom in 1844. During that time he received a large number of revelations see the Doctrine and Covenants of the Church, administered Church affairs, preached the gospel, directed the buildings of temples, helped the church relocate from New York to Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, and served as a witness that God does speak today. Following his death, he as succeeded as prophet and president of the Church by Brigham Young. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

The Mormon Church, officially named The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was organized in the state of New York on April 6, 1830 by Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, and four others New York law required a minimum of 6 members. The Church has continued to grow ever since.  Show more Show less