Mason Wells, a 19-year-old Mormon missionary, was at the scene of the terror attacks in Brussels recently. He suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, shrapnel injuries, and second and third degree burns on his face and hands. Despite his wounds, he is reported to be in good spirits and is expected to make a full recovery.
Remarkably, he was also in Paris last year while those attacks were carried out. And he was in Boston, one block away from the finish line of the Boston Marathon, during that attack.
This one teenager has survived three terrorist attacks in recent years. While you probably don’t want to invite him to your city, you must admit this is illustrative of how personal the Islamic terrorist threat really is, and of Mason’s own faith and resiliency.