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Hi I'm Wesley Allen

I love serving, hiking, adventuring, and just living life. I love my family, meeting new people, and smiling! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Wesley, and I love life so much! I just graduated from high school in 2016, where I served as Student Body President my senior year, as well as Varsity Captain of both the school soccer team and cross country team. I participated in HOPE Squad, a peer suicide-prevention team, as well as show choir and concert band. I have two sisters, one older, one younger, and have two amazing parents that I am so grateful for. Towards the end of my senior year of high school, I received my mission call to the Korea, Daejeon mission, and will report on August 17, 2016. One of my best friends received his mission call just a couple of weeks earlier to the Korea, Pusan mission, while his sister is currently serving in my mission, the Korea Daejeon mission. To top it off, my dad served in the Korea Seoul Mission about 20 years ago and can't wait for me to get to experience that culture. I couldn't be more excited to have the chance to serve as a representative of my Savior Jesus Christ for the next two years, and I love Him with all of my heart. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed my life in countless ways, and I can't wait to be able to share this wonderful message of joy with the people in Korea. I plan on studying at Brigham Young University when I come home in 2018, working in engineering, developing prosthetics and other medical equipment, and raising a happy family centered on our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both members of the church when I was born, so I was raised as a child being taught about the blessings of living the commandments and following the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ. While I never really had too large of doubts about the truth of the gospel, there was a point as a young man where I had to really decide whether or not the Gospel of Jesus Christ was something I really wanted to continue having in my life. Clarity did not come immediately, but as I continued to live the gospel with faith, studying the Book of Mormon and Holy Bible daily, praying with all of my heart to gain the peace I was searching for, I gained my own testimony of the wonderful truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I find SO much joy, peace, and just pure happiness from applying the principles of the gospel in my life, and the more I learn, the more I gain a testimony of the love our Heavenly Father has for each of us. I know that my Heavenly Father has a plan for each of His children, and with all of my heart I want to do my very best to stay close to my Savior and continue to build my relationship with Him. I love my family, and I know that through my faithfulness to the teachings of my Heavenly Father, I will be able to bless not only my family now, but my future family throughout eternity. I still don't know everything, but I do have the strongest assurance in my heart that as I continue to push forward with faith and trust in my Savior Jesus Christ, I will be able to continue learning, growing, and being happy forever and ever! I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

One of the things that brings me the most joy in life is reaching out to new people and making new friends. Over the last four years of high school, I put a lot of effort into learning names and genuinely getting to know as many of the members of our student body as possible. I have also applied this at ward activities, and continue to build stronger and stronger relationships with those wonderful people around me. I have made so many life long friends doing this, and love those I have had the chance to serve with all of my heart. It is also my privilege to be assigned as a home teacher to a handful of amazing families. Two of the families have a bunch of little kids, and I have absolutely loved getting to know them and feeling of their simple, yet powerful love of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I love loving people, and I am so grateful for the example of our Savior of spending quality, meaningful time with those who mean so much to us. Though I am far from perfect, the home has been a wonderful place to get to learn and live gospel principles. As a family, we hold Family Home Evening every Monday night, where we get to sing hymns, read scriptures, pray, give lessons, and enjoy activites together as a group. Over the last couple of years, opportunities to invite other youth to join who don't have the same gospel foundation in their home, have grown and has been an amazing blessing for our family. Our Family Home Evenings have now grown from our original five members to a booming 10-15 people, along with the missionaries. It's an amazing opportunity to spend time with one another and to be uplifted and taught by one another. Singing, praying, and laughing together are just a few of the ways Family Home Evening has blessed our lives. This is a gospel of love and selflessness, and I have found so much joy from reaching out and loving in the Savior's way.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Wesley Allen
Our Heavenly Father is wonderful. He loves us with all of His heart, and because of this, has made a plan for each of His children to both enjoy this life, as well as to live with Him again when this life is over. He knows each of our true potentials, and because of this, pushes us to learn and become the very best, happiest beings we can be. For this reason, He is perfectly just, recognizing a need for consequences in the learning process, but also perfectly merciful, recognizing our need as human beings to grow and change one step at a time, slowly but surely becoming more and more like God and His son, Jesus Christ. He loves each of us individually and personally, and wants nothing more than for us to succeed and to be truly happy with our families forever. Show more Show less