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Hi I'm Braydon Mason

I grew up in Riverton Utah. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I´m currently serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I've been assigned to labor in the San Jose Costa Rica mission. I grew up in this church and I am so thankful for being around faithful members for my entire life. Having the support of my family and ward family has helped me become who I am today. My family means the world to me. I love them and appreciate all their support! I ran for the Track track team in highschool as well as XC and I loved it. I made many friends and it helped me develop skills both physically and mentally. I decided to try out a little bit of archery before my mission and I loved it. I completed 2 semesters up a Utah State University in Logan where I studied Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of which I plan to continue studying. I'm an Eagle Scout and a big advocate for scouting. It taught me many leadership skills and how to work effectively with people. I learned of many aspects of this world and developed many skills. I like to joke around, drive my car, and hang out with my friends. My friends mean a lot to me and by picking friends with the same standards that I had, I was able to live worthily in my life to prepare for, and to now be on, a mission. I guess if I summed myself up it would be: I love my God, my savior Jesus Christ, my family, my friends, and the life that was given to me so that I could expierence all of these things.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I wanted to know for myself of the validity of what is taught to be true. With so many Latter-day Saints in the areas that I grew up in, I always felt like it was simply the right thing. However just growing up in an LDS family and around LDS people was not enough for me to come serve a mission. Leaving my family, my comfortable home, my education, my friends, my car, and everything that I had to go and serve a mission for 2 years was not based upon the testimony of another or for the social acceptance of the members I associate with. Sure I had doubts, everyone does, but I came to realize that the only way the doubts would be confirmed or thrust away was through praying to God. I'm a very logical person and accepting that there are many things I simply can't explain was hard for me. That is why I am so grateful that I have had the gospel for as long as I have. I've been surrounded in the love of my God and my savior. The spiritual experiences I had through my youth have been a huge strength to my testimony. Holding onto those memories and spiritual experiences have helped me to know that the church I joined at age 8 is true. Perhaps you have come across "Moroni's challenge" in Moroni 10: 3-5 and perhaps you haven't. I would challenge you to read the words contained in that chapter. Like they say, through the power of the Holy Ghost, or the spirit of God, you can come to know the truth of all things. It wasn't an easy path and I didn't develop a huge testimony overnight, but I do want to say that finding out for yourself is possible. I want to stress to all my brothers and sisters of the world that God, through His holy spirit, will let us know the truth of all things. I testify that God loves each of us and we are all His children. Jesus Christ is our savior and master. His church is on the earth again. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

As I said before, I'm currently serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Although I'd rather prefer to say that I am serving a mission for my savior Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon if that's what you'd like to call me, but to me this is only a nick-name for someone striving to be a diligent and faithful follower of Jesus Christ, also known as a Latter-day Saint. I'm serving a mission to be that faithful and diligent servant I know that God wants me to be. I'm living my faith by responding to the call that God has assigned me through His prophet Thomas S. Monson as well as through His apostles. As a member of Christ's true and living church, it is expected that I live each day worthy of having the spirit of God with me. I do this by; reading in the scriptures each day, the Book of Mormon as well as the Bible; praying to my Heavenly Father each morning and night; finding ways to serve others, even if the things I do are small and simple; realizing that I am truly a child of God and that He loves me; as well as striving to live my life worthy to always be ready to be judged in the life to come.