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Hi I'm Mason

I'm a student at BYU. I love sports. I want to be a basketball coach. I love my wife, my family, and my friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a sports fanatic. Basketball, soccer, football, tennis, golf, baseball....I love it all. I'm studying journalism at BYU, but my real aspiration is to be a basketball coach. I come from a huge family, and grew up camping near Jackson Hole, WY and rafting the Snake River almost every summer. We also love to hunt, fish, and water ski. I play the piano and the alto saxophone. I served a full-time mission in the Mexico Cuernavaca mission. I married my gorgeous wife on July 31, 2013 in the Mesa Arizona Temple. When I'm not watching sports, I love to watch movies and read books.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a long line of Mormons on both sides of my family. My parents have held several leadership positions in the church, but their first priority was always teaching my siblings and I about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Throughout my whole life, I never seriously doubted what they taught me; I always had a testimony of the Church. Because of that, I don't really have an incredible or interesting story of conversion. What I do have are several experiences that have strengthened my belief. I have felt the Spirit of God so strongly and clearly at pivotal times in my life that I cannot possibly deny my faith. I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is the true word of God. I know that God lives and loves me, and most importantly, I know that Jesus Christ is my Lord and my Savior. No matter what anyone might try to tell me, or what doubts may arise, I cannot be convinced otherwise because the witness I have is from God, and I know it's true.

How I live my faith

My wife and I live in a college town where we attend a ward for young, married students. Our responsibility is to organize and update the ward bulletin board. We are also in charge of "spotlighting" families in our ward. People are constantly moving in and out of the ward, and it's hard to meet everyone. So, about every other week we invite a couple to our home for dinner, get to know them better, and print out little flyers about them for everyone in the ward to read. We LOVE this job, because we get to meet tons of new people and make so many great friends. My wife and I have also made a habit of studying the scriptures daily - together and individually. Apart from everything we learn from God's word, constant scripture study invites the Spirit into our home and makes everything else better in our life. I also think it's important to set aside time each day to quietly ponder. I've found that eliminating distractions and thinking about Christ is the quickest way to receive revelation and learn about the Gospel, even if it's for just a few minutes at a time.