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Hi I'm Mason

I grew up in a small town in north Idaho. I love music, singing, math, science, running and sports, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a sophomore in college right now but am taking a break to serve a mission for the church, and am absolutely loving it! I also love music and singing, and have been in choirs at school ever since seventh grade. I also have a passion for distance running. I ran cross country and distance track all through High School (even making it to the State meet a couple times in cross country) and plan to continue running all my life. I really enjoy doing things outside with my family and friends, like camping, playing sports (especially skiing and snowboarding), hiking, or just hanging out. However I don't only enjoy outdoor activities. I enjoy watching TV, playing video games and reading books in my free time as well. I also really like to learn new things and random factoids, particularly in the realms of Science, Math and History. I guess you could call me a nerd in that regard. In High School, I worked as a lifeguard at a water park for three summers and absolutely loved it. I enjoyed feeling like I was helping people to be safe while they played in the park.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason is very simple and logical: I know that it is true. I have always felt that this Church and its doctrines were true, but I also have made a point to really figure it out and change those feelings into knowledge. Christ promised in Matt 21:22 that if we ask in prayer with faith, we will receive an answer to our prayers, so that's what I did. I prayed to know if the Church was true and I received the answer that yes it is, and that is something that I cannot deny. I know that Heavenly Father answers the sincere, faithful prayers of all his children no matter where they find themselves in life or on this earth. I know that following the gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me countless blessings in my life and helped me to really feel of my Father in Heaven's love for me. I know that because Jesus Christ atoned for my sins and died on the cross, that I will be able to return to live with him and Heavenly Father again in Heaven if I repent of my sins and do my best to keep their commandments throughout my life, following the path that Christ led.

How I live my faith

The primary way I live my faith is by trying to do live up to Christ's commandment in Matt 5:48 to "be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect." I know that no one will ever actually achieve that in this life, myself included, but that won't stop me from always trying to do my best to keep God's commandments and to be the very best I can be. I know that in so doing, I have been and will continue to be blessed abundantly throughout my life by my Heavenly Father.