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Hi I'm Wesley

My name is Wes. I love being with my family and playing sports. I will soon serve a mission in Japan. Why? Because I'm a mormon!

About Me

My name is Wes. I am currently a senior in high school. My life is so full of blessings and joys I don't know where to begin. I love sports. Playing, watching, or talking about them is something I have enjoyed for my whole life. I play tennis on my high school team. I love to learn. It's not to hard to find me deep into a novel. I began playing the piano at the age of 6, and have enjoyed ever since that time playing for others. All these things are great and things I enjoy, however my greatest joys in life come because of my family and the truths that come from the gospel. I am a son, brother, and uncle currently. My family is very close. I have four brothers and a sister. I am the 5th of 6th kids. We enjoy eating delicious food prepared by my amazing mother. We love playing games and talking as a family. I have two nephews and two nieces whom I love to laugh and play with. These things are special and bring a lot of happiness to me. Even as a teenager, I have had the opportunity to serve and grow in callings in the church. I am now preparing for a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been called to serve in the Japan Fukuoka Mission. I'm so excited to serve a mission! I'm so excited to spread the joyous news of Jesus Christ and his antonement to the people of Japan. I have been so blessed in my life. I'm ready and willing to share these blessings with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my entire life. I was born into this church. I have grown up with this church, yet I have had to make a personal descsion on whether or not I believe in this church. I have prayed and received an answer from God that this church is true. The Holy Ghost has confirmed the truthfulness of gospel doctrine and principles time and time again to my soul. I know God lives. I know that his son, Jesus Christ lives. They are two separate beings. They love each one of us and have desires that each one of us return to live with them again. I know that he speaks to men on the earth. This is through living prophets and apostles. They are found on the earth again today. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a true and living prophet today, I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. He saw God the Father and his Son. The Spirit has borne a powerful witness that this event did occur. I am grateful for the principle of faith. I have not seen any of these things, yet I know that these things are true. They bring so much joy and happiness to me. They bring light to my soul, when all seems dark. This light is for all. We need to be the ones to reach and grasp this light. The Book of Mormon is the word of God and was translated by the power of God. The priesthood had been restored and blesses the lifes of so many on the earth today. If you have ever had any question about God or what your own purpose might be, I know that if you pray to God with real intent, he will manifest himself in your life, and will guide you to the answers you seek. Jesus Christ lives. He loves you. He loves all of us. His call to us is to become like him. I'm so grateful for his atonement and the power of change that it brings into our lives. Our sins can become white through the blood of the Lamb, if we will turn our hearts to him. Come follow him.

How I live my faith

Even as an 18 year old, I have had many opportunities to serve in the church. In my teenage years I have served in a variety of callings. I have served in leadership positions beginning at the age of 12. With the guidance from adult leaders, I have taught Sunday lessons to those in my quorum. These teaching opportunities have helped me develop teaching attributes that will bless my life as I will soon serve a mission. Since the age of 14, I have held the calling of a home teacher. As a home teacher, you are assigned a companion and as a companionship, you visit 2-3 assigned families in your Ward. In the visit, we get to know the family, teach and instruct, and serve the family in capacity that they might need. My father and I were companions for three years. His diligent example has taught me many things. I have learned to give lessons, care about our families' circumstances, and how to be a true friend. This past year, I was given the calling to be a family history consultant. I have developed a love of family history work. Family history work is a large part of our church's structure. We believe that families can be together forever. In our family history work, we search out our own ancestors and perform temple work for these individuals. This allows us to be sealed with our immediate family and extended family. Those that never received the opportunity in this life to hear this joyous message, have a chance to be together with us forever. I have loved learning about my own ancestors. These callings have blessed my life and have helped developed me into who I am today.