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Hi I'm Westin

I love swimming pools. I am currently serving a mission in Detroit. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Salt Lake City, but moved when I was 12 years old. I found competitive swimming my sophomore year in high school and from that point on, I spent most of my time at a pool. I love water polo and I did diving for about 4 months before I came out to Michigan. One of my favorite things is to jump into water from various objects and heights, especially when I can manage to throw a flip into it. I love doing handstands. I love playing guitar to relax. I love hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and pretty much anything outdoors. I love sharing the Gospel with people and helping them understand how it can improve the quality of their lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised with a belief in Jesus Christ and his restored Gospel. In my teens, however, I didn't necessarily show it. I found myself separating myself farther and farther from the truths I used to hold dear until I eventually avoided going to church, reading scriptures, praying, and doing the things I knew I should have been doing. I got to a point in life where I was very unhappy and I could see that my life had no direction. I knelt down and prayed to know what to do and received an answer from my Heavenly Father. I knew that I needed to "cast my nets aside" and follow him, no matter how hard things got. It was at this point that my testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was set in stone, and I found that happiness and direction that my life was lacking. I know now that whatever happens in life, I have a Father in Heaven who loves me and wants me to find joy in life, and he will help me get through anything that may come my way.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a missionary in the Michigan Detroit Mission. I have been called by Jesus Christ to gather his elect in preparation for his grand and glorious second coming. I strive to understand and "live by every word which proceedeth forth from the mouth of God" and thus receive his Spirit. My obedience is driven by my love for the Lord and desire to be filled with the spirit. I pray "with all the energy of heart" to be filled with the love of Christ. That love motivates me and flows from me as I invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored Gospel.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

They teach that God has once again called a prophet to the Earth. Through that prophet, he restored knowledge about the plan of salvation, which is centered on the Atonement of Jesus Christ and gives all of us the chance to return to live with him. We can do this by living the first principles and ordinances of the gospel. Show more Show less