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Hi I'm Mason

I'm a regular guy who likes martial arts, motorcycles, music, and mountains, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being active and travelling. Hiking, camping, boating, and basically getting out and having an adventure is what keeps my batteries charged. That said, I also enjoy chilling out and watching a movie or reading a good book. I'm going to attend Brigham Young University after I serve a 2 year mission in Japan, and I am so excited for what the future holds! I guess that makes me a typical teenager, with my whole life ahead of me. (At least that's how it feels) Anyway, I've been involved in martial arts for 7 years, starting with Shotokan Karate and then Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Also I have a huge passion for motorcycles that started when I lived in Portugal for two years and a motorcycle was the most convenient way to get around that I had. I love learning foreign languages, the challenges that they present, and I find them absolutely fascinating. Finally, I have a very strong belief in Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father, and that is what guides me through all my choices and decisions.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of several things. The first is that I was raised believing in the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My parents have always been members of that Church, and so me and my brothers and sisters were born into a family where going to church every Sunday was the norm, so I've always been a Mormon. The second is that I have asked God in prayer what the right path is for me, and I've always felt that this church is His organisation here on Earth, and it holds all the answers that I need. Being a member of this Church is such a blessing in my life. Through it, I have always been able to find friends who I got along with and felt comfortable with. And more than that, the truths that I've learned from my leaders have given me guidance that greatly helped my own personal happiness. Thirdly, this church has helped me to make good life decisions to avoid dangerous paths, which otherwise my huge need for adventure would have led me to, such as drugs and things like that which could have led to me really wasting my time on activities that would have likely caused me problems in the long-term. Finally, the most powerful reason that I am a Mormon is the spirit that I feel when I go to church and am with other members. When I worship and serve our Father in Heaven I receive such a powerful, wonderful feeling that is truly hard to put into words. It is the Holy Spirit, and I can gladly trade anything I possess in order to grow closer to God and be able to feel his love for me and all of us through the Holy Spirit. I'm a Mormon because this church is true. I can feel it with every fibre of my being, from my head to the tips of toes and deep in my heart. I'm a Mormon because I know it's true. God loves me, he loves you, and he loves all of us. It is an unmistakable feeling that resonates within me when I follow the teachings of His church. I am a Mormon; I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

As I mentioned before, I will be serving a full time mission in Japan. I've been preparing for this since a was a little kid, when I decided that as soon as I was old enough I would go out and serve the Lord wherever he needed me to go. So I will go around serving the people in the area, and teaching them about Christ's gospel for two years. Also, I sing in whatever church and school choirs that I can, as I love being able to sing praises to God, and lift others up with music in any way that I can. I live my faith by trying to be the best person that I can be, and by being friendly and accepting to the people around me. I've had to turn down some kinds of invitations from friends (no hard feelings, love you guys) however, because avoiding alcohol and other addictive substances and practices is an important part of my faith. I know that keeping my life clean from such things allows me to stay connected to my Father in Heaven, and that I receive blessings for obeying His word in this respect.