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Hi I'm Mack

I`m 4th Generation Japanese. Canadian. I love 80s music, and making people smile. I`m a mormon.

About Me

Southern Alberta has been my home since I was born. I love my family, friends, and the countless blessings God has given me. On top of that, I love the way a bass guitar feels when its in my arms. I´m currently having the time of my life serving the wonderful people in Japan as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church of goodly parents, who taught me the gospel since birth. As a child, I mostly lived off the testimony of my parents. I went to church and obeyed my parents, living contently without really knowing why people give up 2 years of their life to serve missions around the world, or why living by the commandments were important. As a youth I wanted to gain faith in this church. Faith is like a seed; and like a seed, it grows through works. The most important thing someone can do to know if this gospel is true is by sacrificing his/or her time to read the Book of Mormon, and then sincerely praying to our Father in Heaven to know if the words of the scriptures are the word of God. After exercising this truth for myself, I was overcome with joy, and felt comfort in the words I read. I know that God wants us to grow closer to him, and he will confirm that truth to us if we ask. Over the last few years, I've had a variety of experiences that have helped my faith in this gospel grow, and that have also helped me feel the love our Father in Heaven, as well as the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

My last church calling before being called to serve in Japan was Ward Photographer at a Young Single Adult ward. With this I got to meet all the new members of the ward and take pictures of each new member for the organization of the ward. Every month, I received the opportunity to visit families and individuals in my ward, to share a gospel message, and to grow stronger relationships with them. I try to exercise my faith in this church each day through daily prayer and scripture study. There are a few weekly classes I take at the LDS Institute of Religion. Even though I have a testimony of this church and its gospel, I strive to gain more knowledge of the doctrines and principles we as members live by.