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Hi I'm Matthew

I'm a member of "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" "A Mormon".

About Me

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm a father of 6 children. I've served in the USAF for 6 years. I am currently working at a State correctional facility as a Factory Manager. My hobbies are football, basketball and hanging around with family.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young man growing up in the Church I leaned a lot on my parents testimony that the Church was true. As I was getting ready to serve a mission for the Church I thought it would really be necessary to find out for myself if the things my parents and those in the Church had taught me were really true. I had been reading in the Book of Mormon in my senior year in High School in our seminary class. This was my forth year of Seminary which covers all the Churches standard works the Old & New Testaments of the Bible and the Doctrine and Covenants of the church as well as the Book of Mormon. While reading I decided to ask God if this book of scripture was true and was the Prophet Joseph Smith truly his Prophet and the one that was his instrument to bringing back the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that had been lost for many years after Christ and his Apostles had been Crucified or killed due to Apostasy. After much prayer I had had that confirmation in my heart that it was all true and the truth had been restored to prepare the world for the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ. I was then ready to share that message on my mission and still do today to those who are willing to here.

How I live my faith

I have been called as a counselor to our Bishop. We work together in bringing youth and adults to their Savior Jesus Christ. We seek out those who are in need either spiritually or physically. We try to help with the communities in our area with the programs that already exist to help the needy in this area. We work with emergency response teams in the area as well providing names of those willing to help when there is an emergency in the area.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Matthew
None are required to serve, however all young men are encouraged to serve at age 19. Young women who wish to serve may do so when they are 21. Also retired couples may serve. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Matthew
The Book of Mormon is a volume of scripture written by prophets who came from Jerusalem and were instructed to leave prior to the Babylonian Captivity. They came to the Americas around 600b.c. It is a history of these people as they inhabited this promised land. It is also a record of their dealings with God and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less