Hi I'm Matthew
I grew up in Colorado, I love to perform in musicals and plays, and I'm a Mormon.
My name is Matthew. I currently work as an Assistant Labratory Technician at a branch of ALS Chemistry Labs. I love to sing and act, but can't dance very well (although I like to try!) I have a general interest in everything, but my main hobby and passion is vocalizing and vocal performance.
Why I am a Mormon
My parents joined the Church before they met each other, and I was born a Mormon. However, my family fell out of activity in my early childhood, and was mostly inactive for the bulk of my teenage life. It wasn't until I was 16 and had made some mistakes in my life that I decided to actually pray to Heavenly Father and ask if the Church was true. I couldn't live a double life anymore. I read the Book of Mormon while on vacation in Kentucky over a 2-day period, and the stories and doctrine contained therein sunk deeply into my heart. I prayed fervently over the next few days and received a powerful witness that the Book of Mormon is indeed a truthful, historical account of some of the inhabitants of the ancient Americas. Since that day, I have done my best to live as I know Christ would want me to live. The gospel has literally saved my life on numerous occassions, as I suffer from clinical depression. When the days are hardest, it is only through a reliance on the Savior that I am able to endure.
How I live my faith
I currently serve as a teacher for the men's class during Sunday School, an usher during Sacrament (the Mormon communion), and the music librarian for our local Institute Choir.