Missionary who Survived Three Different Terrorist Attacks Graduates from Naval Academy

After witnessing the devastation done by the Boston and Paris terror attacks and being critically injured in the Brussels bombing, Mason Wells was left with third-degree burns, emotional scars, and a shaken spirit. 

How could a merciful Father let evil prevail? Why had Mason been saved? What did God want from him?


On May 28th, Mason Wells graduated from the Naval Academy. So much has changed in the last 4 years of his life. From saluting every officer he passed to being the one saluted, too soon being married to his fellow Navy grad whom he baptized. Wells has shown that life can be crazy at times. 


His story before all of this, is what makes Mason such a conversation started. Not many people can say that they've witnessed three different terrorist attacks, let alone survive one of them.


On March 22, 2016, Elder Mason Wells, a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with his three other companions, were seriously injured at the Brussels Airport in Zaventem Germany where two suicide bombers detonated bombs killing 32 civilians and injuring more than 300 people.


His book, Left Standing, captures the experiences Wells had in every situation that he encountered, and how his faith kept pushing him forward.


Mason Wells’s story is a powerful endorsement of the power of faith to shield us from unimaginable pain and horror while sparking encouragement from a reservoir of hope that resides deep within each of us. I want to study every page of this compelling book to see how I can learn from Mason … so I can make my own life better by nurturing a faith like his.
—Squire Rushnell, New York Times best-selling author of the GodWink series


Mason Wells’s testimony is one that reminds us where “Why me God?” is simply answered, “Why not you?”—wherewith true faith there can be blessings beyond the battles. Being caught in the crosshairs and the chaos of the enemy can bring supernatural healing and restoration. A memoir for the ages.
—Jonathan Cain, keyboardist for the band Journey


His book, Left Standing, is currently on sale at cedarfort.com.