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Hi I'm Bryce Andrew Watson

I was born in Provo, Utah in April of 1996 but have lived most of my life in Mesa, Arizona.

About Me

I was born into the LDS church to my parents Jason and Larissa Watson. My father is an Australian convert to the church in addition to being the current women's volleyball coach for Arizona State University. If anyone wants to talk collegiate volleyball, I am your man! But besides volleyball, my main passions are camping, hunting, and firearms. Some people enjoy parties or clubs; for me, as soon as I know I can sneak away for the weekend I am out with a few friends or by myself in the desert around Phoenix. Fair warning, however, if you start talking about guns and hunting I have been known to become VERY long-winded and technical. Currently, I attend Arizona State University as an undergraduate student majoring in Business Management but will soon be leaving to serve a mission for the church. I will shortly be reporting to serve in the Scotland/Ireland mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church so, unlike others, I am unaware of what it means to go through conversion with the perspective of an adult. However, without being specific, during my high school years I fell into some pretty serious sins and, even though I never became disillusioned with the church and its teachings, I was an empty shell, outwardly everything a born-in-the-covenant Mormon boy should be, but inwardly my heart was far from God. Everything changed during the Spring of my senior year of high school when, utterly crushed under the weight of my sins and unable to adequately explain why I was not preparing to serve a mission, I confessed to my parents and bishop what I had fallen into. Those next 4 months were easily the hardest time of my life; despite my sincere desire to change, to change the way I had been living for more than two years was incredibly difficult. Ultimately, what got me through it was the desire to be better and, most importantly, Christ's Atonement. His Atonement is real, and powerful, and it works. I understand what that means now, more than any lesson or scripture reading could ever convey. I am a Mormon, because He lives, He is real, and He knows each of us so, so personally. There is no problem he cannot fix, no wound he cannot heal, no scars he cannot cause to fade. This is the message I will share as a missionary. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Unlike many of my friends, I did not chose to serve a mission immediately at age 18. Quite simply, I was not ready to serve a mission then and required a year to learn, grow, and develop myself and my faith in this church and in Jesus Christ. At the time of writing this profile, I am exactly 80 days away from my report day to the England MTC. If I am perfectly honest, I still don't feel ready to serve a mission; my testimony is not where I want it to be and I don't feel 100% worthy to serve. However, I have faith that, because this is what the Lord wants me to do, then He will help me. Moreover, regardless of my own personal struggles, I do truly believe in the truthfulness of the Gospel. I am not sure why, but learning from the scriptures and listening to the modern day speeches from modern prophets and apostles has always just felt right. And because I know it is right, it is my duty as a son of God with the blessing of his restored truth to preach his word in Scotland/Ireland, to find those who are only kept from the truth because they do not know where to find it. That is my calling as a missionary, to find the people specifically meant for me who have been searching for the gospel of Jesus Christ.