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Hi I'm Matt

I grew up in California, I am studying to become an English teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 20 years old, I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Jacksonville Florida mission. I have grown up in the LDS Church and I love the church so much. I graduated from High School and attended a year of college before serving my mission. I am halfway to recieving my Associates Degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis on English. At the conclusion of my mission, I will return to college and go on to finish my degree, and to go even further in my schooling. I grew up in California, and lived there until we moved to Wyoming, after my father passed away and my mother re-married.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Mormon church. I had my moments when my faith was severely shaken though. I have visited other churches and learned about other religions, but I have choosen to be a Mormon for several reasons. The knowledge of the Plan of Salvation has blessed my life. After my father passed away, I gained a reassurance of where he is, and how I can be with him forever. The knowledge that families can be together forever has helped me to cope with his passing. I know where my father is, and I know that I will be with him some day. I have struggled with Clinical Depression all of my life. I have never found the medication that has completely worked. It is only through the restored gospel of Jesus Christ that I have been made whole. As I read the Book of Mormon, attend Church and sincerly pray to my Father in Heaven, the Holy Ghost comes into my life and blesses me with continual peace of mind.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Jacksonville Florida mission. I have dedicated two years of my life in the service of God, spreading the message that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in it's fulness through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know with all my heart that he was a prophet of God, and that the current prophet, Thomas S. Monson is called of God.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Yes, I KNOW that there really is a prophet on the earth today, like Moses. In Amos 3:7 it says, "Surely the Lord God will do nothing save he reavea;s it unto his servants the prophets." Through the bible, we know that God is the same, yesterday, today and forever. God guided his people all throughout time... From the fall of man all the way down until today. Sadly, due to the wickedness of people, there have been times when prophets haven't been on the earth. But that time is over. The heavens are open again! Show more Show less