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Hi I'm Jeff Wight

I grew up in a military family. As such, I have lived in various areas across the United States. Being LDS is great.

About Me

Firstly, I should probably just let you know that I hate these. They're always super awkward and lame. If you read this, please look past the inordinate level of awkwardness. If you don't read it, that is super okay, because the important stuff is below. Anyway, please enjoy the ensuing cliche life story and list of my hobbies. I was born in Colorado Springs, but I only lived there for a couple months before I moved to Grants Pass, Oregon. I should probably just tell you now that my dad is in the army and I have never lived in the same place for longer than three years. I then moved back to Colorado, then Fairbanks, Alaska (this was definitely my favorite place), then Tennessee/Kentucky (Fort Campbell is right on the border so I'm not entirely sure which state I was in geographically, the post office was in Kentucky though, so yeah), then West Valley City, Utah, and now Preston, Idaho. Even though I technically live in the country, I am a city dweller at heart. I love to run. I have been doing track and cross country for pretty much ever. I play the cello too. I'm not super fantastic, but it's a fun time. Reading is my thang (yes I meant to use thang and not thing.) Many also consider me to be a hipster. But I'm not, except kind of I am. I'm currently serving a mission in Guatemala.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate enough to be born in the Church. This was such a blessing. My testimony of the gospel was nurtured over the course of my entire life. However, the moment I first knew for sure it was true, was during my freshman year in high school. I had just made a goal to read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover. At the end, I just felt... I don't know how to describe it. It just felt right. I knelt down and prayed. More rightness. I knew it was true. That is why I'm LDS. Also, moving around so much, change was a constant part of my life. I would have a new house, new school, new friends, and new everything every couple years. However, one thing never changed. I would always have the gospel. Everywhere I have lived, the gospel has been the same. Along with my family, the church is the only thing in my life that has never changed. It has given me so much support and comfort, I don't know where or who I would be with out it. I love this Church.

How I live my faith

I go to church each Sunday. Sometimes, I'm not sure how I would ever function without church each week. As of right now, I am serving an LDS mission in Guatemala. Whenever I teach a lesson to others and I can see in their face that they know what I'm teaching them is true, that's the whole reason I am doing this. There is no better feeling in the world than knowing the truth of the gospel. I guess I just try to do what the Lord has commanded me. I am not always successful, but that is now what is important. What is important, is that we learn from our mistakes and improve everyday. I try to remember that. I don't think that people should conform to the standards of society and that is what I really love about this church. Society's views on fashion, morals, and everything is always changing and is not my taste, but the Church is always firm in their morals and never conforms to what society says is acceptable. I take that principle and use it to live life in accordance to the Church's standards, which have become my standards, and not give in to the norms of society.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Jeff Wight
The Word of Wisdom is a revelation given through Joseph Smith about how to maintain healthy bodies. It involves not partaking of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, or drugs. Some aspects of the Word of Wisdom may not make total sense, but God created our bodies, so He knows a lot more about how to keep them healthy than we do. Even if there is no scientific reason behind not drinking coffee or tea, the Lord has commanded us, and it gives us an opportunity to have faith in him. Show more Show less