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Hi I'm Waylon

I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

(Summer 2013) I love music. I enjoy playing the saxophone. Besides that, I play the piano, organ, guitar, clarinet, drums, bass, and a few others. It's a productive outlet for me to communicate with and meet many people; not to mention spread the Gospel as well. Music has a significant power that can bring much happiness to others, and being able to see that joy in peoples lives is extremely rewarding. I play the piano in Church meetings and have had several opportunities to perform in rock bands, jazz ensembles, wind symphonies, pit orchestras and all of that fun stuff. It's truly something I plan to do my whole life. Besides that, I love spending time in woodshops building furniture, primarily desks. Update (April 2015): I've been living in Tokyo Japan since October 2013, serving a mission for the church. I love this place and the people here with all of my heart and soul. It has been the experience of a lifetime. Sharing the Gospel with complete strangers each day for the past year and a half has been incredible. There are a lot of people in Tokyo. When I look out at the vast crowds of the thousands of people who pass by each day on the streets, I'm reminded time and again that they are all children of God, and that He knows each and everyone of them personally. That fact alone blows my mind. I love the Gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I've seen the Lords hand work in so many situations that it just proves to me more and more each time that he is there. Without the Gospel, I could not do what I do everyday. I thank the Lord for all I've been through and for the strength He's given me that's gotten me through. There come many opportunities in life to make decisions, to go left or to go right when there is a fork in the road. Many decisions have different outcomes, depending on the situation. Some lead to the same place, but some can cause a deviation that will take longer to reach the goal. For me, the Gospel makes the goal seem clear. Having the values and beliefs of the Church make it easier to make the decision that will help me reach the goal with the least amount of heartache or sadness. I've seen others choose the hard way and have seen what they have gone through. I've seen my religion mocked, laughed at, denied, blasphemed, and tried from every angle; yet I choose to believe it because I KNOW that it's true. How easy would it be to say it isn't? The world often encourages and pressures to take the easy way out, to "Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die". It takes faith to believe, and a lot of effort to stay on the straight and narrow- and that is the key. Faith. Nobody said that it would always be easy, but faith definitely gives reason to press forward. I have faith in Jesus Christ, and I know he died for me, and for you. No matter what anyone says, they can never take that away. I know that the Scriptures give us all of the answers if we actually read them and pray on them. I know and testify of the power of prayer; it's daily place in my life is unmatched by anything else. I know that the Spirit can manifest itself when we are worthy of its companionship, and it can be a constant guide in everything we do. I am very grateful for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; for without it, I would not be who I am today. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I strive to do my best in everything that I can. It's never perfect, but each time I try, it gives me more learning experience to grow with. I take the lead on many challenges and have had several great opportunities to serve. Serving a mission has provided many of those opportunities to help me realize how to better live my faith. I love attending the temple as often as I can. I believe that Sunday church services are meant for worship and praising the Lord with heart and voice. I love to do just that and show it through singing the hymns, or playing them on an organ turned up to a high volume that can truly bring the Spirit and present the message that the hymns are meant to provide.