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Hi I'm Ian Weech

I am a recent high school graduate who loves piano and organ music. I am serving a mission for the church and I am a Mormon.

About Me

My religion is very important in my life. Sundays are my favorite days because I feel closest to my Heavenly Father on Sundays. I love to play and listen to piano and organ music. That kind of music relaxes me and takes me out of the stresses that life can bring. Being outdoors is very important to me because I love enjoying the fresh air as well as being able to work on outside jobs. I know that I am a son of God and that He has a plan for me on earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a mormon and my parents have been sealed when they were married. That's how I got introduced to the religion, but over time, I had my heart converted to enjoy the Gospel and I have a testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and how it saves me from sin and allows me to progress and improve in life. I love the church, for the joy that it gives me is unmeasurable.

How I live my faith

I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for me here and I try to follow it by staying close to Him. Reading the scriptures and praying for guidance really helps me navigate through this life so I can return to Him. I am serving a mission in Montevideo Uruguay because there is nothing I would rather do than share the Gospel or good news with as many of Heavenly Father's children as I can.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Ian Weech
There are a lot of people who have come and gone on earth without hearing of the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It does not seem fair that some people can be saved when others cannot just because they were born at the wrong time. Many of God's children have died without that knowledge throughout human history. We believe that baptism is essential to salvation in the kingdom of God, but we would not think someone is damned if they died without the Gospel. Therefore, any spirit who died without the Gospel who would have received it on earth may accept the ordinances done for them by faithful church members on earth as proxy in the temple of God. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Ian Weech
Families are the most fundamental unit of society. We all come from a family, whether we like ours or not. We believe in building strong family relations because having that close-knit support group can help us through life and ultimately make us happier people. Through the family setting, children can be reared in a healthy way with support from parents. In a family, children can be taught the gospel and other essential life skills. Families can cherish and love each other and set good examples to those inside and outside the family circle. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Ian Weech
The climax of Jesus's mortal ministry is the Atonement. He was chosen and foreordained to be our chosen leader and savior. Being the only sinless man on earth, he was the only spotless human that could be sacrificed, symbolic of the Jews sacrificing spotless lambs. While in the Garden of Gethsemane, he performed the Atonement, the last and ultimate sacrifice for our sins. We do not know exactly how He did it, but it was finished when he died on the cross and rose from his tomb on the third day. He made it possible for us to escape sin and conquer death. As Isaiah says, "He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed" (Isaiah 53:5). The atonement allows us to be saved and return to the presence of our loving Heavenly Father. Without it, mankind would have been lost. Show more Show less