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Hi I'm Jeff Weyand

I play three sports. I am an Eagle Scout. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am an 18 year old guy who loves to play sports. I have played football and wrestled and thrown track for my high school for four years. I went to state for wrestling and am fishing for a scholarship in the shot put. I was recently accepted into BYU Provo, which is my dream school. I have plans to go to Medical School after I get back from my mission in Nicaragua. I am taking college classes along with my high school plan and I will soon graduate with an Associate Degree along with my high school diploma. I am serving as a seminary council vice president for my school's seminary. We take a class period each day and learn of Christ and how to live a better life. I am an Eagle Scout. I earned it when I was 15 and I'm very proud of that achievement. Also, I love working on cars. I have a car and a truck that I get to repair and maintain and it is fun to learn about. I am trying to fix up my truck right now because it was totaled in an accident. My Bishop has a nice shop and he took the time to help me repair the damage. Right now in my life, the main thing on my mind is my mission. A mission is where you leave your life behind for two years and go to another part of the world and invite anyone who will listen to act and come closer to Christ. I was called to Nicaragua and so I have so much to learn, including Spanish. I am so anxious and excited to go, even though leaving my life behind will be a big challenge.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church and my family taught me from the beginning the values and actions and lessons taught within this church. When you are born into a church, you start off going because it is what is expected of you or what seems popular from your perspective. There comes a time when you must learn for yourself. You might decide for yourself to continue in your families traditions with the church, or venture off based on your own experiences and beliefs. For me, I have had a witness that the LDS church is true. I have read the Book of Mormon many times, and prayed to know the truth of it each time and have had the same response; the Book of Mormon is a true testament of Christ. The restored gospel of Christ found in the LDS church is held together with the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, so for me to have received many witnesses of its truth, I can have faith in the fulness of the gospel. I can know that when I have a question, I can ask God in prayer and he will answer. If I want a specific blessing, I can pray for help and live the laws of the gospel and be given everything the Lord has for us. I can know that if I want to be happy, I can share this truth with everyone I come in contact with.

How I live my faith

I conduct the music for my ward each Sunday. I also participate in my youth group with kids like me. We help each other learn of Christ and live His way. We try to find ways to bring others closer to Christ. Also, I go to a class specifically made for people my age preparing to serve a mission for the church. I was called to serve in Nicaragua and I am making the final preparations to leave soon.