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Hi I'm Wes Snell

I'm a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Financial Adviser, and a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in several small rural towns in North central Wyoming. My fondest memories include herding sheep; listening to the wolves howl while the sheepherders told ghost stories at night; helping dock the sheep by counting the tails; raising the bum lambs that were abandoned; riding horses;sledding down the big hill next to our house; playing little league baseball and having guests stay at our home whenever they needed help. From the time I was little my parents taught me the value of work by having me do chores such as carrying the the coal to heat the house, feeding the dog, yard work & doing the dishes. When I was 10, I had my own yard care business mowing lawns, raking leaves & weeding. It was from those early roots that I gained the attitude to enjoy working, however I also greatly enjoy the fun side of life as well. In my early years, I tried about every sport and particularly enjoyed baseball, basketball, football, track & field, & fishing. Currently I enjoy biking, skiing, golfing, fly fishing, 4 wheeling, boating & gardening. Whenever possible, I try to include my family in these activities as they are the real love of my life and bring the true joy to living.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was little, I remember going to a small community church with my parents, but it was always confusing to me when they talked about the Godhead and who they were. Later we moved to another town and we started going to a Mormon church.Tthey taught such a different description of who Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ were. It made so much sense to me and I felt like when I prayed, I was talking to a 'real person' who was my literal spiritual father. The teachings of Jesus Christ were taught in such a powerful & captivating way that I wanted to follow him because when I did I always felt good inside. As I progressed, I learned the role of the Holy Ghost and that I could literally have him as a daily guide to prompt me and help me to make good decisions. I thought how awesome is that, that I can have a member of the Godhead with me daily to be my constant companion, if I live worthy. Since my early years, my faith and understanding of the gospel has continued to grow & develop. I chose to serve a 2 year mission at age 20 at my own expense in a foreign country. It was during that time that I really realized what an incredible treasure the gospel is. I saw how much joy it brought into the lives of those who were seeking to know the truth. In the process of teaching others, I also experienced indescribable joy that I had never felt before. It was like having the Savior wrap his arms around you and tell you "Thank You for sacrificing this time for me". I came to the conclusion that it wasn't a sacrifice at all, in fact it was a privilege and the blessings far outnumbered any effort on my part. My witness of Jesus Christ and the doctrines of the Mormon church grew tremendously and continues to grow to the present time. I have come to know that these doctrines contain the fullness of the gospel as Jesus Christ taught them. I have no doubt that they are absolutely true.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Mormon church effects every facet of your life. Because the foundational teaching is based upon serving and loving your fellowman, there are many opportunities to serve. Since there is no paid ministry in each congregation, all of the members are given 'callings' to serve in many ways. In my own case, I have taught classes with youth in almost all ages. I have been very involved in the scouting program sponsored by the church and greatly enjoyed the privilege of shepherding the young men in many outdoor activities over the years. I have enjoyed the opportunity to be in various leadership positions designed to minister to the needs of others. Through the process of continually serving others, I have come to learn that 'when you are in the service of others, you are in the service of God'. It is a very refining process that has helped me to focus more on the needs of others & feel the real joy of what the Savior taught. In addition, I have had the opportunity to serve in many business and community related positions. The more I serve or give to others, the more I grow and receive back in return. I can never give away more than I receive back. I have come to learn that the Lord can never be indebted to us, because he is constantly blessing us way more than we could hope to give. For me this philosophy has provided a life of abundance and kept me from trying to take advantage of others or always looking at what's in it for me. My greatest desire is that anyone who reads this will be inspired to know more about this faith that motivates someone to constantly serve others without desiring anything in return.