Hi I'm Matthew Bruce
I'm a Mormon.
I'm Matthew Palmer. I live in Utah. I was born to parents of the Mormon faith. I served a mission for the LDS church in Ecuador for two years. I am studying Geology. I currently am employed as a teacher.
Why I am a Mormon
I mentioned that I was born to parents that are members of the Mormon church. That obviously had some influence in my being a Mormon as well; however, that is not THE reason. I believe God has ONE truth. And I believe all truth can be found within the true teachings of our Heavenly Father. I found out for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the source of that heavenly truth. The way I know this is through careful study of the Book of Mormon and the Bible and through prayer to my Heavenly Father, asking Him if this was His true church. Though I have never seen God's face, or heard His voice in my physical ears, there have been too many evidences in my life and powerful spiritual experiences that I could NEVER deny that God has taught me this is His church. I know that is true.
How I live my faith
I try to have the way I live day to day be the demonstration of how I live my faith. I am certainly no where near perfect, but with the Savior Jesus Christ, He makes up for that and walks by my side. Some things I strive to do to live my faith are serve in the church. Here locally with one of the Bishops (a leader of a geographically defined congregation) I have the privilege of serving as his secretary to make sure people are able to come and visit with him when they have troubles that they need help from. I strive to pray diligently and read my scriptures first thing. Before all things I desire to put God. Again, the perfection is not near on my part, but because Jesus was perfect, I can lean on Him, and He helps me live my faith and be obedient to the commandments of God.