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Hi I'm Weston

I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am an Eagle Scout, an athlete, and a Mormon

About Me

Music is one of my several passions. I've been involved with a few different orchestras, and each was a great experience. I enjoy playing the piano and guitar with friends. Along with music, I also exercise. Me and my dad make a habit of going to the gym as often as we can. Lifting and sports have both played a big role in my life. In school I was captain of the varsity football team for two seasons. I also played on the basketball and volleyball teams at my school. As far as further education goes, I plan to join the Air Force upon returning form my two year mission in Ecuador. In the Air Force, I hope to pursue a career in engineering. My favorite subjects in school were physics and calculus, so those pointed me to engineering, my desire to stay physically active, and my love of country pointed me to the Air Force. I am an Eagle Scout, and through scouting, I have had many opportunities to lead others. Leadership is one of my strengths. I enjoy being able to help others accomplish different things.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in this church, so I have no grand story of conversion, but I do have a solid testimony of its truthfulness. I've been a member since I was eight years old, and at that age I only really attended because its what my parents did on Sunday. It was my choice to make at that time. I went because they brought me. It wasn't till I was about 13 that i realized the importance of this gospel. Although I had always been a member, it was at that time that I did have my own grand conversion to the gospel. I finally understood fully why my parents brought me each week. I was more independent in my decision to come to church. On days when my parents couldn't make it, I called a friend and got a ride to church. I had received a testimony of my savior Jesus Christ when I was 13. I understood His great and eternal sacrifice for me, not fully, but enough to know that it was something I needed to be grateful for. I am a Mormon because I had good parents who knew how to raise a rambunctious small boy. They understood the importance of their boy getting a testimony of the gospel for himself. I am a Mormon today because that testimony did come. I know my Savior lives, and that He died for me. That knowledge isn't always easy to come by, but in my church, it's clear. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in God's church on earth today, and the only way to be with our families forever and to live with God and His son Jesus Christ. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Since my youth, I've been a member of the same ward. I've been in youth groups with friends that I grew up with. I have been a president over these groups, and I have also been only a member. I was involved with our ward choir, at first just because my mom wanted me to go, but now I enjoy the experience, and I look forward to our performances. I have been a home teacher with my father. He and I would go out to other members in our ward and teach lessons, or perform service, such as a blessing or manual labor. I live my faith by going to church as often as I can. I live it by participating in lessons, and partaking of the sacrament. I live my faith by bringing the joy of the gospel to others by way of home teaching, or just talking to my non member friends about the church. Another way I live my faith is by being an active participant in our youth programs. This activity includes attending a youth activity once a week called mutual. It also includes being a part of summer camps and such activities. I live my faith by being worth to enter the temple, and by being an active member of my ward. Often, I have had people come up to me and make inquires of my faith and I have had to defend what I believe in. And I live my faith by being sure that I am always prepared and willing to answer those questions.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

New members are baptized into the church to make a covenant with God. A covenant is sacred promise between us and our Heavenly Father. When a person is baptized they promise to be numbered among God's people. They promise to always follow the Lord's commandments to the end of their lives. The Lord's part of this promise is that he will forgive us of our sins, so we can return to live with Him again. People often say that they have been baptized while they were a member of another church, and they question the reason they need to be baptized again. The reason is because baptism a sacred covenant that must be made with the proper priesthood authority. The authority that John the Baptist had when he baptized the Savior is the same authority that worthy men of our faith have when they baptize new converts. That authority was conferred to Joseph Smith by John the Baptist, and has been passed on to worthy priesthood holders ever since. Baptism is the first of many covenants we make with our Father in Heaven. It is the way to gain access into the Kingdom of God and is the way to be cleansed of our sins. Through the proper priesthood authority, it can be one of the single greatest decisions a person can make. Show more Show less