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Hi I'm Takuto Wada

I'm from Tokyo, Japan and am an Economics student at BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently living off-campus near BYU and am studying Economics and Math. When I come home from my mission, I plan to try out for the BYU soccer team; I originally was playing soccer at Occidental College, which is in Los Angeles, before transferring to BYU. A few of my hobbies include: working out, playing basketball or soccer, reading, and listening to music. I am interested in Finance and management as well - recently I did an internship at a private wealth management firm. I have always been interested in investments as well as economies.

Why I am a Mormon

For a long time, I had started to drift away from the church and ultimately put myself in a position where I was not worthy to even go on a mission. I remember at times this would bother me, but because when I was younger I had just simply "gone through the motions" I never felt like I was a part of something special. Initally I decided I didn't want to serve a mission, and tried to justify this. I hated admitting I was mormon, and felt like if I told my friends I was going to serve a mission they would never talk to me. However, one night I had a dream of myself serving a mission. In this dream, my friend's respected my decision and just moved on. I was shocked, I didn't realize that if this was something that I truly believed in, then I shouldn't be ashamed, because if those were my "friends" then they would not disrespect me in any way. When I realized this, I knew that I had to come to terms with my worthiness and prepared my process of repentance and began to "act". I read my scriptures, I diligently went to church, and prayed often. I knew that the effect it had on my life was immense and by doing so, my mind has cleared. I am no longer bogged down by issues of my worthiness or even about whether or not I should go on a mission. I am a mormon because through my own personal conversion, I can testify that my dream and my decision was truly inspired of God. I cannot wait to serve a mission.

How I live my faith

As far as a calling goes, I will be set apart as a missionary very soon. Deciding to go on a mission was a huge leap of faith, but the way I have been able to live this way is through action. The more I decide to not read my scriptures or obey God's commandments, I drift away and forget what is important. By diligently setting at least 30 minutes of my time a night to scripture stoudy no matter what, this has helped me live worthily and continue to build my faith as a member of the Church.