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Hi I'm Drew Wensel

I love sports, I'm currently serving a mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Utah all my life. I love watching and playing all sorts of sports. I've played soccer, basketball, baseball, football, and ran track; all either for a recreational league or for high school. I love being in the outdoors. Whether it's camping, hiking, boating, climbing, or just having a picnic, I would much rather be doing something outside than being stuck inside for more than an hour. I love being around people. I'm not a very outgoing person, but I would like to be. However, I will speak up when I feel that it is important. I love being with people and watching them interact with each other. I also love seeing others succeed. That's the one thing in life that makes me happiest: the success of others. I love music. I love listening to it, but I especially love playing it. I've learned how to play 5 different instruments so far over my life time. I've played the clarinet, the violin, the saxophone, the piano, and the guitar. I still continue to play piano all the time; I hope to master it someday. I wish I was still playing the violin, I miss it's beautiful sound; maybe that's something I'll do after my mission. And, I am still learning to play the guitar. It's fun being able to recreate and make up your own songs, I love it. I am currently on a mission right now. I have been called to serve in the Mexico Torreon mission. I'm way excited to be a missionary and I hope that I will have a lot of success in the field.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been born and raised in the church. My mom and dad were sealed in the temple while they were still in college. However, my grandparents on my mom's side are converts to the church. My mom was five years old when they were baptized. So, it's kind of cool to have a conversion story of one of my close relatives. But, as far as me deciding to continue to be a member and continue to live the gospel, it's always been easy for me to decide. Ever since I was young, I have always had the mindset of just doing what I was told. So, that is part of the reason as to why I am a member of the church. I have always just followed the example of my parents. But, as far as gaining my own testimony of it's truthfulness, I think I was 15 years old when I received my own personal witness of Jesus Christ as my Savior and Redeemer. One night, I really wanted to know that He was there, and that I had been in His presence before. So, I prayed to my Father in Heaven and asked Him to truly know that I do indeed have a Savior and that He loves me. It may have been an hour at the most when I received that witness. I was so overcome with this feeling of love and comfort, that I knew that it could not come from any earthly emotion. It indeed was the spirit testifying to me that I knew my Savior and that He does indeed love me. The coolest part though, was when the feeling of the spirit's present grew even more. It was such a powerful feeling. And then, I had this distinct feeling of being in the presence of my Savior, and Him reaching out to me; as if it was something from a past life that I just couldn't remember. But, at that moment I knew that He lives, and that I had been with Him in the previous life. My testimony of the Book of Mormon and of Joseph Smith came a little bit differently. I had never doubted anything about the Book of Mormon or it's truthfulness. The more that I read the Book of Mormon, the more my testimony grew of it's truthfulness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by action. I've always been one who loves serving others. Whether it is a group service project, or helping a neighbor shovel the snow off their sidewalk, or helping my mom make dinner, I always love to be of help. I always make sure that I'm kind to others. I don't like making anyone feel bad in any way, so I always make sure that if I do offend anyone that I will go and appologize to them. I always like being a good example. I always make sure I'm trying to do what is right.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Drew Wensel
I would like to give my personal witness that God does indeed call prophets in our day as He did in the days of the ancient prophets such as Abraham and Moses. The prophet of God that now guides and directs the Lord's children is Thomas S. Monson. I have recieved personal witness that he is indeed a prophet who has been called by God. And, I know that he recieves revelation that can help us better our own lives. Also, just as in days of old, Christ has also called Twelve Apostles to help the prophet lead and guide the church. These apostles also are men who have been set apart to be special witnesses of Christ and that He lives. I strive every day to make sure that I live in accordance with what these men have declared to be the word of God as well as the teachings that are found within the scriptures. These men are in every way the same as the ancient prophets. They declare the word of God, and they are all righteous, honorable men. This I have a very strong testimony of. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Drew Wensel
Joseph Smith Jr. was and is the prophet of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. At the age of 14, Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. It is on this occasion that Joseph learned that the true church of Christ did not yet exist on the earth. Under the direction of heavenly messengers and revelation received from the Lord, Joseph Smith would restore, in its fulness, the true church of Jesus Christ. Because of the work that Joseph Smith did, we now have the power and authority to baptize in the same manner which Christ was baptized, and we have the ability to return to live with God. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Drew Wensel
The prophet of our church is called to serve by Jesus Christ himself. We are the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after all, thus it is He whose church it is who calls our prophets. In the event that one of our prophets passes away, it is generally the senior apostle of the twelve apostles who is called to be the next prophet, because the apostles too are chosen by Christ. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Drew Wensel
Death is the separation of the body and the spirit. While our bodies remain here on the earth for a time, our spirits continue to live on. We will have all the same memories and personality traits that we gained during our lifetime here on earth. After death, our bodies go to a place called the spirit world. We will dwell there for a time in preparation to enter once again into God´s presence. In the spirit world we will continue to learn, and depending on how we behaved during this lifetime, the spirit world will either be a place of peace and rest, or we will be lost and confused. That's why it is so important that during this lifetime we learn to accept God and His commandments, so that we will be ready to be with Him again. After the spirit world, all of us will be resurrected. Resurrection is the reuniting of the body and the spirit, and our bodies will become perfect. After the resurrection, we will be judged according to what we did during our lifetime. Based on how obedient and faithful we were here, we will receive a certain degree of glory. Only in the highest degree of glory may we dwell forever in the presence of God. Show more Show less