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Hi I'm Wesley

I'm an artist, a bibliophile, a mountaineer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Sandy, Utah and have had the great blessing of a wonderful childhood. Among other things, it has included spending time with my awesome family, hiking, traveling, drawing, painting, running, rock-climbing, reading and making new friends every day. I am currently studying English and hope to someday teach at the college level.

Why I am a Mormon

I definitely used to go to church because it was expected of me. When I was fourteen, however, my father decided the LDS church wasn't for him, and adopted a different belief system. This experience forced me to evaluate my own beliefs, and whether or not I wanted to continue in this faith. As I looked back on my life, I remembered several spiritual experiences I couldn't deny. As I continued to go to church, I became more and more confident that this is where God wanted me to be. My testimony of this church didn't come from any singular, miraculous event. Instead, it came over time through prayer, study and pondering the things I had learned. Each one of us has to come to our own knowledge of this church by asking our Heavenly Father for knowledge and understanding. Through listening to the promptings of the Holy Ghost, I've come to know that this church is the best way we can attain happiness in this life, and in the life to come. I know that each of us can read a similar witness as we read the Book of Mormon and sincerely pray to now whether it is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church, serving my best in church callings and reading my scriptures. Most of all, I try to emulate the Savior. I realized early on that serving others is an important way we can draw closer to the Savior, and have tried to be a friend to others throughout my life. Having experienced times when a good friend was the best remedy for a hard time, I've realized that sometimes the most meaningful service comes from simply being a friend.