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Hi I'm Wes

I am half Nicaraguan, I have lived all over the world, and I am a Mormon

About Me

I was born in the U.S. But because my father was in the Navy while I was growing up, I lived in Japan, Mexico, Argentina, and all over the continental U.S.A. My favorite pastime is to read and play soccer. I am now married with two children and I work in healthcare administration.

Why I am a Mormon

There came a time in my life that I doubted that there existed a God or an afterlife. At this time I could not help but feel an overwhelming sense of fear and despair. I could not feel happy thinking that this life was it, that after death I would cease to exist. After a time of feeling despair, I decided that even though I did not know for a fact that God existed, I wanted to believe so I could feel hope, which helped my feel happy. Since that decision, I have not had any miraculous experience that has proven to me that God exists. However, I have had strong thoughts and feelings of His love that help me feel more confident of His and my own eternal existence. The most important way I have come to feel God's love is knowing how He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to help me overcome those things I can not do on my own. Jesus Christ makes two things possible for me, (1) Resurrection for a life after this one, and (2) Repentance and Restitution for the errors that I have done on in my life that I can not fix. Both of these factors, that only Jesus Christ could make possible, are what give me peace of mind now and hope for an eternal life after my death. I have also come to know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only organization of people that has (1) God’s authority to act in HIs name and (2) has the whole truth of God's Plan of Salvation for humankind. These are the reasons why I am (1) a Christian, and (2) a Mormon Christian.

How I live my faith

Every night before my wife and I go to bed we kneel and pray together. After the prayer I start thinking what specific things, if any, I did that day to help my wife. If I did one or more specific things to help her, I tell her I love her. I view love as service, I can not love without having served first and this is how I live my faith. Overall, I live my faith by first serving my wife and children, second by working honestly and adding a needed value to society, and third by serving my church and community as opportunities arise.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Wes
I feel that homosexuality is simply another human weakness that men and women have to deal with. Every person except Christ has to deal with one or more difficult weakness. I do think that this is a harder weakness to deal with than many others because it deals with a person's sense of wanting to love and be loved. However, like any weakness it can be overcome. I also believe that Men and Women each have, unique to their sex, natural characteristics. These characteristics combine when they come together in legal marriage to the benefit of each other, as well as fostering the best environment to raise children. This is why I only endorse marriage as being between a Man and a Woman. Show more Show less