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Hi I'm Kason

I am an exceptional student, a talented musician, a crafty and inventive thinker, a hard worker, and a Mormon!

About Me

I love anything that has to do with the outdoors. Hiking, camping, fishing, biking, rappelling, and riding horses are my favorite hobbies, but I am also an exceptional student. I am a state scholar in science due to my design and invention of a 100% recycled merry-go-round for use in off-the-grid areas of third-world countries. I have worked hard through high school in on campus collegiate studies so that by this May I will earn my Associates Degree as well as my High School Diploma. I love spending summers at the family ranch on the Grand Canyon enjoying conversations with guests, leading ATV and horseback tours, and entertaining with my musical talents as well as a special talent called "trick-roping!" When I'm not at school, church, or work, I love to spend time with my family and friends in any way possible!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and loved every minute of it! I have been blessed with a strong connection with my Father in Heaven, and love the feeling I get as I live his gospel and strive throughout my difficulties to become more like Christ. It is a beautiful thing when all at once we notice God's fingerprints in everything around us, and once I saw my Heavenly Father's personal influence in my life, I gained an unshakable testimony of his gospel. I have worked to strengthen and build a testimony of the church my whole life, but recently I have come to know of not only the greatness of the Mormon Church as an organization, but I strongly believe in all of its teachings as I pray, ponder, and receive personal revelations and confirmations that what I am being taught is true. I love the Mormon church and am grateful to have the blessing of being a part of that great religion!

How I live my faith

My favorite way to live my faith is to serve. Service is one of the key principles of my religion and the feeling I get when I show my love to those around me, and to my father in heaven, is worth much more than all the time, energy, and work that's put into service! Through the youth groups of my church, I have helped in neighborhood and community improvement projects and cleanups. We have also planned, organized, and led clothing and food drives. As a boy scout I have helped in over 40 eagle scout projects, and have earned my own eagle scout award, in which I accumulated a total of over 150 hours of service! I designed a merry-go-round that could generate electricity for schoolchildren in underprivileged areas of the world, and have helped in many humanitarian drives and projects aimed to help people in Haiti and Guatemala. As a member the the student council in my school I have raised funds for a student who's house burned down, and with the help of the student body sent a child with leukemia on a trip to Disneyland with his family. It sounds like quite a bit of service and time sacrificed on my behalf, but in reality I have gained more spiritually and emotionally than I have given by far. Service is a way to help me come closer to the Savior, and I love the great feeling I get as I live my faith by serving those around me!

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is Awesome. We still have to face the trials and hardships that everyone else has to, but we have the love of Christ and the Holy Spirit's guidance and comfort to help us along our journey. Our religion is centered on family, and one of the greatest treasures I have been blessed with through the church is a loving eternal family. With the faith and testimony I have acquired through this church, I can face the trials and hardships with an eternal perspective. One of the greatest things I love about being a Mormon is that I know where I came from, where I am, and where I am going. Show more Show less