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Hi I'm Joshua Dale Mason

I'm a musician, lover of all knowledge, and a seeker of peace. My name is Joshua Mason, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 21 years old. I was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the majority of my life. I served as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had the wonderful opportunity to do so in the Spanish language. I have two parents who taught me everything I needed to know to get through this life. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister and now have 4 nephews and 2 nieces and being an uncle has been one of the greatest joys I've ever had. Honestly, there are many titles that I could go by - college student, musician, devoted movie-goer, scripture lover (and I guess just a lover overall of knowledge), soccer fan (and sometimes player), and a junior at Brigham Young University-Hawaii - but one of the greatest titles that I realized during my mission is that I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because when I was 14 I found my faith really being tested. Growing up in the Bible Belt, I knew a lot of people including friends that would make fun of me or persecute me just for being a member of this Church. It led me to really do some soul searching and I found that my experience was very similar to Joseph Smith's. As I looked at the teachings of the Church, it just all made sense I would later receiving a spiritual confirmation that this Church was true. When I went to college, I decided to finally read the Book of Mormon all the way through; because of my narcolepsy, reading was not an easy thing for me so I just didn't bother during high school. I read it and prayed to know if it was true. Two days later, I was watching a Church program called General Conference which is where we hear talks from prophets and apostles. Before the first talk, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang a hymn titled "Come Unto Jesus". These words filled my soul and I wanted to know how I could come unto Him. Then one of the apostles talked of the power of deliverance and mentioned the Book of Mormon's power as the word of God. It was in this moment that I was filled with the Spirit and understood that I had already begun my journey to come unto Christ because I had read the Book of Mormon. This gave me the direction I needed to serve a mission and to develop my relationship with Jesus Christ. In a nutshell: I am a Mormon because I know it's who Jesus Christ wants me to be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing all that I can to constantly have the Holy Ghost with me because that's how I know that I'm living the way God wants me to. One of my favorite things about this is is it means that I'm constantly looking to love and help people because I know that as I serve others, I am serving God. I served as a missionary which means that I gave up 2 whole years of my 'normal life' which included giving up watching movies (which I love), listening to music (which I also love), missing out on a lot of the World Cup preliminaries (which I also love) and putting aside college, work, and dating (if you haven't guessed yet, I love ALL of these things!) so that I could be 100% focused on God's work. strive to think of my Savior daily. I strive to study the scriptures daily. I strive to live by the commandments that have been given to me. Some consider them limitations, I consider them opportunities to exercise my faith. I strive to live in such a way that I can always say that I truly love God, and as all know the very essence of love involves trust and loyalty. Thus, I serve. I give. I help. I uplift. I testify. I witness. But most importantly, I love.

What is being a Mormon like?

Joshua Dale Mason
Being a Mormon isn't like any other thing you can be. It is a lifestyle, and one of commitment. However, it pays off in not only eternal perspectives, but in daily life. Being a Mormon means that you're someone who is family centered. You cannot be a "true Mormon" if you have hatred towards any figure in your family. Though you may experience times where certain figures frustrate you, you will realize once your mind has cooled down that you are in need of humility and that with God's help, you can love each and every one of your family members. Show more Show less