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Hi I'm Mason

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Monticello, Utah, attended BYU and completed my formal education at the University of Utah.

About Me

I am a husband, father, grandfather and a retired university psychiatrist. I enjoy my family, friends and associates. I have more interests and hobbies than I have time including reading, cooking, gardening, woodworking, photography, traveling, sailing, bike riding, etc.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon in a small town, a member of a close knit family. My conversion was a life long process with particular emphasis on reading the Book of Mormon personally for the first time as a college freshman. That is when I acquired an assurance that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. This assurance/testimony was strengthened as a member of the Armed Forces and as a young LDS missionary. I know that God lives and loves me as one of his children, that his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, is my Savior and that the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. restored the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Holy Priesthood.

How I live my faith

I engage in personal prayer, study of the scriptures, family prayer and temple worship on a regular basis. I attend church every time I can. I serve as a counselor in the Sunday School Presidency and as a home teacher. As a volunteer retired psychiatrist I answer phone calls from all around the world from Mission Presidents, Area Medical advisors, Area Mental Health Advisors, Family Service Workers and Nurses regarding LDS Missionaries who may need support including medications. I engage in regular family history work as the Group Administrator for the Redd Family DNA Project at Family Tree DNA. This a company that does genetic genealogical work.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

We believe that we are saved by grace "after all we can do" (2 Nephi 25:23). Are we saved by works? No. We believe that God's grace is sufficient for all men and if we accept Christ and keep his commandments we can work out our own salvation with fear and trembling as Paul told the Philippians (Philippians 2:12). The better we keep His commandments the more we will be like Him and partake of the grace that is there waiting for us. Show more Show less