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Hi I'm Mason

I am a cowboy. I am a cellist. I am a mormon.

About Me

I am a mix of a redneck and a city boy! As such, I have many hobbies that are found in both lifestyles! I have several horses and love riding them. One of my most memorable experiences was when I was asked to watch a couple thousand sheep for a couple days for my brother-in-law. I was able to ride my horse, followed by five dogs, alone through some of the most beautiful country in all of God's earth. It was a marvelous experience. Other hobbies of mine are music and almost all that it entails! I have played the cello for several years and find a peace in good music that can't be found anywhere else. I am currently serving a mission in the El Salvador San Salvador mission. Sports is not a strong point for me because I have never been athletic so I focused my life mostly on music. When I return from my mission, I will be majoring in Agricultural Business and am very excited for the upcoming events in my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was among the relative, fortunate, few that were born into this wonderful church. It was apparent to me at a young age that whether this church was true or not, the morals and principles that are not only taught, but lived by our members, are morals and principles that are essential to happiness, and because I realized that, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it. With that knowledge, I chose to follow in my parents foot steps and ask God whether or not this was the true church because everything about it just felt right. I prayed and prayed and unlike many who have a warm feeling or something along those lines immediately, I did not recieve my answer immediately and it discouraged me. However, what I was soon to learn is what the scriptures say, that time is relative only to man. I had to wait till the Lord, who knows us all, thought I was ready to recieve that answer that I needed. So for me, my knowledge of the utmost truth of this gospel came in small steps. I would read the scriptures and of a sudden, I came across a scripture that reached out and grabbed me and said to my heart, "Mason, you have experienced the happiness all your life that my gospel brings, and you know that it is true, so don't doubt!" That was when I first knew that this gospel was true and from then my knowledge just grew more sure everytime I felt of God's spirit. A few years later, during a time of great self doubt in my life, I was watching our beloved prophet and leader, Thomas S. Monson, speak to the church and I just was hit with the spirit. It seemed to make my heart leap. The first feeling that I got was the the Lord loved me and would make all my worries ok, even if there were hard times before it got easier. The second, and no less powerful, impression that I felt was that the man I was watching, President Monson, was in fact THE true and living prophet and spokesperson for God, and since that was true, then the gospel he taught is the Lord's and is true! WOW! What a marvelous feeling! I broke down in tears right there and just felt so good! Because of the impressions I have felt that were sent to me from God, I KNOW that this church is the true church. Other religions teach truth, but in this church, we are blessed to have a complete restoration of all the saving ordinances and the correct authority to administer them. I know that this church is true and I love it with all my heart. And that is why I continue on as a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Aside from just trying my best to live the teachings and standards of this gospel, I have had many opportunities to give back to the church. Some of those ways is to serve in a calling in it. In our church, the leaders of the church are chosen from among the congregation, giving them the opportunity to learn as well as teach. As a youth in our youth programs, I was able to serve as the youth leader of all of the groups as I grew and changed from one to another. As a Mormon, we are all given opportunities to participate in maintenance, setting up, officiating, and running functions of the church. It truly is a marvelous organization.