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Hi I'm Wes

Grew up in Los Angeles, CA. Served a mission, graduated from BYU. I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Mathematician, probably not to many of those. Currently I am working on my Master's degree in applied math and plan on doing a PhD next so that I can teach college. I love playing sports, especially ultimate frisbee. I play as often as possible. I also enjoy running and volleyball. I enjoy playing every sport but those are the best ones. Currently I am married with one son and a second on the way. Coming home to my family is always the best part of my day.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormon so I was brought up in the church. However, when I was about 14 I decided I needed to find out for myself whether the church was true or not. See most Mormon teenagers serve missions at the age of 19, when I was 14 I started to get worried thinking that there was no way I would be able to serve a mission unless I knew for myself that the things I would teach as a missionary are true. I couldn't just go around preaching something I was not even sure about myself. I had been taught that I could gain my own testimony if I studied The Book of Mormon and prayed asking if it's true. That same year I read the entire Book of Mormon and then when I finished I knelt down and prayed to God asking if the things that I read were true. Unfortunately I did not receive an answer. This kind of stressed me out, it made me desperate to know. I kept studying and praying until I reached a point when I was starting to doubt the truthfulness of the things I had been taught. Then when I was losing hope, I finally received the answer I was starting to doubt would ever come. As I prayed a feeling of peace and happiness came over me. It is hard to describe exactly how it felt but I can say that this peace was greater than anything else I had felt up to that time in my life. I had a very distinct impression that someone who loved me very much was telling me that The Book of Mormon is true. I have always remembered that impression and have had several others since then confirming to me the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.

How I live my faith

Within the Church I have held several different positions of responsibility. I have taught classes, coordinated social activities, and helped with other organizational parts of the church. Serving in the church is very fulfilling. I love being able to help others not only in the church but outside of it. I always try to look for ways that I can help those around me. That is probably why I decided to become a Math professor. I like to be able to explain things to others that help them understand harder concepts. Since math always seems to be a more difficult subject, I frequently volunteer myself to tutor others. I have actually been tutoring since the 8th grade. I just like watching someone's face as they finally grasp an idea that they have been struggling with.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

We are all children of our Heavenly Father. He cares very much for each of us. He wants all of us to return to his presence and to enjoy the blessings that can be received by living his gospel. In order to achieve this goal he sent his son Jesus Christ down to earth to teach us how we can be happy and return to our Father in Heaven. Jesus taught a great many important principles while he was on the earth but unfortunately he only lived in Jerusalem. If God loved all of us equally why wouldn't he have sent Jesus to give these teaching to everyone? Were the people on the American continent any less important to our Father in Heaven? No, he loves us all equally. This is why after Christ's death and resurrection he came to the people on the American continent as well. Here Christ taught and blessed the people much like he did in Jerusalem. We can read about this visit in the Book of Mormon, specifically in the book of 3 Nephi. Show more Show less