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Hi I'm Weston.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Idaho in a family of a mom, dad and 3 sisters. My dad lost his job and we had to relocate to Utah when I was in High School. I served a mission for the church in Ukraine where I was able to share the truths of the gospel that I know are true. I came back and went to school to obtain a degree in Chemical Engineering. I received my degree, got married and went to work for a printing company. I worked there for 2 1/2 years while I was looking for employment to use my degree. My wife was teaching school when we decided to start our family. Exerting faith, and believing that God would help us, we made the choice to have her quit work to be at home, while I continued to search for an engineering position. This was a big decision, knowing we had my small income. Shortly after our first child was born, I was interviewed and hired as a chemical engineer. We have received many blessings since the first part of our marriage. We now have 3 children, 2 of which have special needs that are a huge blessing to us. I like to read, play the piano and sing. I also love to be outside in nature to enjoy all of God's beautiful creations.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents in the church, which helped to gain a foundation in truth, but there came a time, when I was 16 when I was really searching to know for myself, and not just rely on the beliefs of my parents anymore. I gained a strong testimony of the church and its truthfulness one day when reading 2 Nephi Chapter 2, verse 13 and that scripture hit me like a ton of bricks. I knew that God existed because we have opposition in all things, and I know that this church is true and that it is the only true church on the earth that brings salvation to man and helps each of us to grow stronger and work in this life to have the opportunity to return to Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ to live with them again if we live and follow the commandments of God.

How I live my faith

In our ward, I am the 2nd counselor in the Elder's Quorum. The Elder's Quorum includes all the elders living in the ward, many who have served as missionaries for the church. Men who have not yet received the Melchizedek Priesthood may meet with the elders for learning, social activities, and working assignments as well. Being a counselor allows me to help influence more of the people around me and to help them grow in the gospel. I enjoy meeting with the people of our ward in their homes from time to time each month and helping them strive to live the gospel.

How does the Church finance its operations?

Weston.
 The church finances its operations through the commandment of tithing, “one-tenth of all their interest annually” which refers to our income. I have a person at work that is not a Mormon. He states that I should keep the money for myself, but I know that it is the Lord's money that will help his church to do the following 1. Build, maintain, and operate temples, meetinghouses, and other buildings. 2. Provide operating funds for stakes, wards, and other units of the Church. These units use the funds to carry out the ecclesiastical programs of the Church, which include teaching the gospel and conducting social activities. 3. Help the missionary program. 4. Educate young people in Church schools, seminaries, and institutes. 5. Print and distribute lesson materials. 6. Help in family history and temple work. I know that these things are important. I know that the commandment of tithing is about faith, more than it is money. I also know that as the prophets teach, that we have been given commandments, one of which is tithing, to help us prepare in every way to live in the presence of our Heavenly Father. I know that me and my family are strengthened and prepared more and more as we pay tithing each time we receive our income. I know that it also helps us to manage our money better and this helps us in the stressful times in which we live. Show more Show less