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Hi I'm Travis Weatherston

I grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. I love the ocean. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love the beach. Anything you can do there, I've done it or at least I really really want to. I enjoy learning about almost anything, from biology, to astrophysics, to psychology, to literature, and seeing how they are all connected. I come from a family of eight: three brothers, two sisters, and lovely parents. Most of us are musically inclined, especially in choir, but I play on a classical guitar.

Why I am a Mormon

I've chosen this life because I know that by living the commandments of God, we come to know Him better. Christ has promised us that if we come unto Him, He will make our burdens light. While there are many who suffer, God's eternal plan for all of us will be brought to pass always, and anything that happens is for our benefit and learning. Our Loving Heavenly Father gives us the wonderful opportunity to make our own decisions, and to learn and grow on our own so that we can apply His wisdom in our lives the best way possible for us through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. I was born into the Church, but any active member will tell you that everyone is really a convert at heart. Of course there have been trials and opportunities to turn back, chances to deny my faith and live the way others would have me live. At a certain point, everyone comes to the wall of faith. I hit mine one night as I began to realize that there really is guilt that is associated with sin. There really is universal law in this world, organized and set by the power of God. I was weighed down with the burden of my many sins, and I felt like I needed to open up somewhere in the Book of Mormon. The first verse I looked at as I opened to a random page was Alma 36:13: "Yea, I did remember all my sins and iniquities, for which I was tormented with the pains of hell; yea I saw that I had rebelled against my God, and that I had not kept his holy commandments." I kept reading, and I was blown away with how similar and applicable the experience of Alma before he repented was to mine. That the guilt and burdens he felt were just those that I had felt. And then came the light: Christ can remove all of that shame. As I read, the Holy Ghost confirmed the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon to my heart, and I knew that I would go on to serve a mission and help as many as I could "taste as I have tasted," as Alma puts it. The Book of Mormon is the word of God. I love this Gospel. Our message is true.

How I live my faith

Well, I currently serve in the Church as a missionary in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission. Basically that means that I get to devote two years of my life to the Lord in His service by teaching others about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that it is through faith in Him, repentance, baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end that we can find true lasting peace in this life and in the life to come. That all sounds really fancy with lots of big words, but basically my role right now is to break that down for others that are unfamiliar with the meanings and truths of the Gospel. I try to live my faith the best way that I can by serving everyone around me. Before I left for my mission, back in Corpus Christi, I served in leading a group of single men between the ages of 18 and 30 by seeing to their needs, and teaching them nearly every Sunday. I've really come to love service in this Church, and I try to set the best example that I can.