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Hi I'm Matthew Wright

I'm an Idahoan, a Sociology student, a brother and son, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to serve others and do outside activities or just spend time with good friends, especially girls. I desire to help bring God's children to Him because He loves them ALL so much. I am a twin and have 4 older brothers, and love them all. I'm a Sociology student (senior) at Brigham Young University-Idaho, when I'm not busy with church or personal projects, and I Love science! I plan on going into humanitarian field work once I graduate. I like to exercise, do yoga for my back; love Irish, classic, Celtic, and Christmas music; and play and sing with the piano and guitar. I LOVE America and am so grateful for how God inspired its construction. I want to have an eternal family. I've written an LDS novel.

Why I am a Mormon

I have gained a testimony of Jesus Christ through hard enduring work and patiently waiting. The Lord has answered my prayers in ways I never thought possible. I have health challenges, and if it wasn't for the gospel in my life and the teachings of Christ that softened and opened my heart, I probably wouldn't be around today. I am so grateful for the Lord saving my life, every day, through loving doctors and practitioners and through the active atonement of Christ, which is available in all its fullness and power in only this The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know this church is true. I have learned there is a little feeling-peace and assurance from no other source but God-that is available through association with and, even more powerfully, in the membership in the doctrines and principles and powers of this church. It testifies of truth, and when I receive that, I have learned that I can trust in it, and when I have received it, I have received a testimony from God and can not deny it, and that God would hold me accountable if I ever did. I love the gospel. It has brought more peace than anything else I have ever experienced-EVER.

How I live my faith

I serve in my church as a ward missionary. I try to never let my mom open a door when I'm around, if I can help it. She deserves all the service I can give. Reading scriptures is like breathing to me. I LOVE it. Everything past, present, and future is contained in them, and through the Holy Ghost, I hope to eventually understand and live by ALL of it within...but I'll do my best right now to grow. I've lately been learning best how to love others just the way they are, and to be grateful for all the diversity in the souls and experiences of others-to help me learn of successful and different, sometimes better, ways of living that can improve my own life and relationships.

What is faith?

Matthew Wright
Faith for me is more than a belief. It is a trust that I can count on something every time. I trust and so I act. When my room is dark because the light is off, I trust that if I turned on the switch, the light will glow with electricity which will lighten up my room and give me the ability to see. I have faith that the light will turn on, so I flip the switch. When one has faith, it is always with action. It is different than hope. For instance, I hope that my computer won't die on me, but that doesn't mean I have faith in it, because it may be slowing down or running bad. With the light though, I have see others turn on the switch, and the light goes on for them. I now see that it might do the same for me. So, I turn the switch on and the light turns on just as bright as it did for others. Then my faith becomes firm and unshaken, because I now will never doubt that if I turn the switch on, the light will lighten up. This is faith for me. Show more Show less