SANFORD—Christopher Westberg of Sanford, will be returning from serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Tennessee Knoxville Mission in May of this year. Chris left in May of 2015. He was originally called to the Tennessee Nashville Mission, but because of a reorganization, he was later transferred to the Tennessee Knoxville mission.
Chris was trained at the Missionary Training Center in Provo. He spent six weeks there where he learned the Spanish language.
Chris was born in California, his parents are Brian and Mary Westberg of Sanford. He is the oldest of six children and the only boy. He graduated from Sanford High School in 2014 where he was the Senior Class President. He participated in football, track, FBLA, the Chess Club, and drama. His interests include playing the piano, playing the guitar, watching movies, Disc Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, and enjoying time with family and friends.
When he returns home, he plans to work for the summer to make some money to prepare for school. Afterwards, he will attend Adams State University to receive an Associate's Degree, and then plans to transfer to BYU Provo to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.
Chris says that what he has enjoyed most about his mission is "being able to testify of the love of God. I hope to do that even after my mission. I love and revere this gospel and I am grateful for the Lord Jesus Christ and his willful sacrifice for each and every one of us."