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Hi I'm Ian

I'm from Hawai'i, go to BYU, love the ocean, Public Relations major and a Latter-day Saint.

About Me

I am Ian and I was born in Japan and lived most of my life in Hawai'i. I attend college and am studying Public Relations and want to work in the sports or music industry to help promote good, wholesome entertainment to the public. My interest is being around others, seeing new places, staying active and healthy, being balanced in my life and enjoying the life that I am given here on earth. I love the ocean and the outdoors and keeping my body healthy. God created our bodies to be taken care of. I want to travel and see others happy. I want to be the change in people's lives. I want to be a disciple of Christ. I am a son of God.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint. My parents are both converts to the church. My immediate family are the only active members on both sides of my parents family. It was during my junior year in high school that I was truly beginning to see the importance of the restored gospel in my life and became converted since then. I struggled throughout my life just like everyone else here on earth but I know that if it wasn't for the restored gospel and its teaching, life would be much harder than it is. I am grateful for the privilege to have also served a full-time mission for the church. I served for two years in California where I was there to share the blessings and changes that I have seen in my life to tell to others the wonderful gift of the Atonement and restored truths that brought peace and love to my soul. It was during my mission that I found the meaning of service and obedience to the teachings of the gospel. I learned many things from those experiences and the people that I met and taught which has made me appreciate my membership in the Lord's restored gospel. I know what I know in this restored gospel and it can truly make anyone happy and find belonging in this world that we live in today. I love the gospel, I know President Thomas S. Monson is God's chosen servant to lead us and speaks to Him and has all the keys of the priesthood to guide his church here on earth. There is a living prophet today like there were in the past. God will never change his ways of calling a prophet and if we listen to his voice we will be led back to Heavenly Father once again. I know the Book of Mormon is the way that we can find out if God's called a prophet, if Joseph Smith was a prophet who restored the gospel and saw God and Jesus, and that the priesthood to guide his church today had been brought back to earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my actions and deeds. I want others to know the gospel by the way that I live my life in line with what I believe. I come to know things as I gain experience and trials. It is how I have learned to know that there is opposition and there is divine help from God. My family and friends help me live my faith by surrounding myself in positive and uplifting individuals who want me to be the best and get the most out of my life. Life is a time for challenge and test of what we can do away from our Heavenly Father's presence. We have the agency and decisions to make in our mortal lives that will help us get back to Him one day as we live the gospel and share it with others who need it; everyone of us here on earth. I have been a Music Co-chair for the past year and music is a big part of my life. The hymns can bring a peace and serenity to a wounded soul, helping them to feel God's love for them. I know that during my mission, I sung hymns with my companions to members of the church and to those that we were teaching the restored gospel. I have seen those who we sung to being touched by the music and the words that can bring one's faith and belief in Christ that He exists, that his gospel has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith and that the Book of Mormon is the keystone to Christ's restored church once again on the earth. I attend BYU Provo because I know of my standards and where I stand on certain subjects in life. I have had many opportunities to grow and see myself change for the better in secular and spiritual learning. I chose to come to BYU because of the atmosphere of learning and living is in line with what I believe to be true. I feel that this university has so much to offer to all those who are willing to use it and share it with those who are unfortunate and need our help in these times of days. I can make a difference in someone's life and this world is my campus and what a better place to prepare to serve others.