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Hi I'm Weston

I'm from Alaska. I'm a hobbyist taxidermist. I'm a husband and father, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Alaska and love to be out-of-doors hiking, hunting, and fishing. I also enjoyed hobbies like taxidermy and learning to play various musical instruments. After high school I served as a missionary in Veracruz Mexico; being a missionary was a great opportunity to give back and the experience helped me to care much more about others and has profoundly influenced my life for the better. Next I attended college where I studied chemical engineering, met my wonderful wife, and we started the adventure of our family together! We currently have three children who are full of fun and energy and I try to play with them everyday. I can't believe how fast time seems to be going and I appreciate how my faith and my religion help me to consistently stay focused on what is most important. I love my family and I love families everywhere and I hope everyone can be happy at home!

Why I am a Mormon

I have read The Book of Mormon and prayed about its message and through many small and simple experiences in my life I have come to know that this book and what it teaches about Jesus Christ and His gospel is true. I also believe that today, like in biblical times, God, our Heavenly Father, has called Prophets to lead and guide His church and His children here on the earth today. As I strive to obey the commandments I feel peace and closeness to God, I feel he loves me and my family and wants the best for us, and I can see evidence of His love in my life. I know God lives and loves us, I know He sent His Son Jesus Christ to live and die for all mankind and that He taught us how to return to God. I recognize that some people may honestly question how a person can say they know these things. I submit that, while it can be hard to explain with words how I know, I can simply say that I've felt feelings in my life and I've had experiences in my life that can be explained in no other way except they are of God. I believe God knows how to communicate with His children and He has communicated with me. I invite all people everywhere to seek for personal communication with God and God's communication with his children and I know as you seek Him He will lead you to truth, peace, and love, and I testify that the fullness of these things on the earth is found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite opportunities in church is sharing a prepared message in church meetings. I love to study deeply about a gospel topic like faith in Jesus Christ, or repentance, or charity, and then share what I've learned. It's process that helps me and I hope those I share the message with become better. I am usually assigned a topic by a local church leader and then I research and study about the topic and try to figure out what God would want me to teach. I also try to think of stories from my life that I could share that could relate and help inspire others. Then when Sunday comes I stand up in front of all the people who came to church and share my 10-15 minute message. I really like to invite my friends of other faiths to hear the message as well. I am also responsible for the spiritual and temporal needs of many of the men in the congregation. Most have young families, some are in college, and others are older. All of them have important needs and I do my best to follow the example set by Jesus Christ in giving selfless service to these men and their families. I pray for them often and regularly receive inspiration from God about how to help them. Each week I meet with a few men who share similar responsibilities and we plan what topics should be addressed in Sunday lessons to help families and individuals, we report on our efforts to visit and serve those who might be going through an especially hard time, and we think about how God would have us use our time to help our fellow men, and then we try to go and do those things during the next week.