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Hi I'm Royce

I was raised in Utah. I am half-asian half-white. I play ultimate frisbee as a sport. I love Japan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Sandy, so a born and raised Utahn! I am Half-Japanese and have learned Japanese for my entire life. I graduated high school with my Associate Degree and went into BYU as a Junior in College. I am now currently serving my mission in Kobe, Japan. My favorite stuff normally includes anything from Japan and sports, but mostly Ultimate Frisbee, the sport for my heart.

Why I am a Mormon

Well growing up in a family raised in the church kind of gives you an "in" to the church. However, when you seem to rely on your family's faith in the church, it is harder for you to be a firm believer in the Gospel. As I became older, I began to learn for myself on how I can better my faith within the Gospel. To gain myself a better testimony, it became a yearning to learn more about it. Learning from my parents and applying what I learned to myself helped me to better understand who I am.

How I live my faith

In my ward I have served as a ward missionary before I left for my mission and I had a hard time teaching. I truely had no idea how to teach, but my friend was very patient with me and was able to show me the way. As he taught, what I learned from him is to have compassion for everyone you know and see. Give them the most love you can give them because as you share yourself to others and give yourself to help others, you can also see how happy those you serve as well as how happy you are.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

For me personally, I dearly love my sisters and my parents. I am an only brother with 3 younger sisters and they are quite a handful. Even when I was younger I would have a hard time with them because they could at times be a little annoying. As I have grown up however, I began to realize how much I really do love them and there is no way I would give them up for anything in the world. That principle also applies with my parents. I know that sometimes parents can be a bit too pushy on what they want you to do. You must realize though that they are doing exactly what parents should be doing which is love you and hope to do what you want them to do to be happy. Show more Show less