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Hi I'm Wesley

I grew up in Texas. I have made a suit and dress out of duct tape, and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I love to mess around with duct tape, making everything from small wallets and flowers, to a suit and dress for Prom. One of the other things I love to do is just being outdoors in the mountains. They always somehow feel like home to me as I hike through their pristine beauty. While out on some of my excursions, I have helped make repairs on the go wherever I may be, like repairing hiking shoes, making a makeshift backpack out of trash along the trail, or even making a makeshift band aid. Both of these things, as I have gone through my youth, have brought joy to many as I have shared my enthusiasm so they can see or understand what I feel and can enjoy it for themselves. Also, I just got through my first year of college at Brigham Young University, going into the field of Mechanical Engineering so as to foster my love of making a building things that move and do fantastic things.

Why I am a Mormon

Why someone does something is an interesting question to ask, especially when it concerns spending two years of my life on a church mission while the rest of my high school classmates are progressing in their college careers, making this seem like an unwise decision on my part. But as I have been preparing to go on a mission, and even long before then, I knew that the Church was true. I definitely did not know this all at once, but in pieces. Because I am rather analytical in nature, I asked myself, "Why is this doctrine true?", and then being as I am, I decided to go and test whether it is true or not. I applied this type of thinking to The Book of Mormon, and decided to read it in earnest. Then, after noticing a positive and uplifting change in my life as a result of reading, I stopped for a short while. After a couple of days, I wasn't nearly as happy as I had been when I was reading the Book of Mormon. So, I started reading again and eventually asked The Lord if it was indeed true, and He gave me an answer that it is true.

How I live my faith

Some of the ways I live my faith is to be diligent in the callings I have been given. For instance, in my young single adult ward, I was one of the assistant ward clerks and helped the Bishop have all the paperwork type of needs for the ward consistently met and up to date so he would not have to worry about that and could better serve his ward. Then, in my home ward I work with the 8 and 9 year old children to help teach them about the gospel of Christ and His teachings. Seeing them recognize how His teachings can be applied in their lives and seeing them feel of His Holy Spirit reaffirms my own testimony that He lives and loves us. In my daily life, even among the members of my ward, I try to always be an example for them as they are to me. As we all make mistakes, it helps to know that someone else has probably done it before and I can always get help. It helps to always pray unto our Savior, Jesus Christ, because through Him, all things are possible.