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Hi I'm Matthew

I love to help people and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music. Playing music, listening to music, writing lyrics to music, anything to do with music is my passion. I also love to read. There is nothing better than reading a good book for the first time. Right now I am making all the "most important" decisions of my life. What school am I going to go to? What am I going to study? What am I going to do with the rest of my life? What do I want to contribute to the world? It's all kinda scary and exciting at the same time. This is where I am right now. I come from a family of 5, I being the youngest. I LOVE my family. They are the greatest.  

Why I am a Mormon

I LOVE my family. They are the most important part of my life. I cannot imagine life without my family there. My parents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They raised my siblings and I in this faith. I have gone to Church with my parents for as long as I can remember. I have seen my parents gain strength throughout their lives from their personal conversion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have not always believed in the faith of my parents. At one point as a teenager, I was resentful because everybody at Church seemed to "know" that it was all true and I did not. I remember laying in bed one night when I was on vacation at my oldest sister's house. I had the thought that I should open my scriptures and read. I opened them and read. As I read, I knew that what was written was exactly for me. God showed to me that he really was there and he knew me personally. I know that we are all God's children and that he loves and cares about each of us. When I got back home from vacation, I talked to my bishop. He helped me understand what I needed to do next. He challenged me to read the Book of Mormon, from front to back, and pray about what it taught. I did. I finished it shortly after the first of the year. I remember feeling so excited that I could not wait to pick it back up and read more. I remember that I would go through school and certain verses from the Book of Mormon would come to my mind that applied to the things that I was learning or situations that I was in. It helped me a lot and I felt like I had something that I could hold onto that I knew would not change. At the end of the Book is a scripture that says that the Holy Ghost can tell us the truth of all things. The Holy Ghost has made a deep impact on my soul and I know that the Book of Mormon is true. As I said before, I LOVE my family. This Church teaches us that our families can continue on after this life. We can spend forever with the ones that we love the most. When I gained a testimony of the Book of Mormon, I knew that this teaching was true and I know that I can spend eternity with the most important people in my life... my family. This is why I believe.

How I live my faith

Right now I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My purpose is to invite others to come closer to Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel. I search for those who are willing to accept Jesus Christ and his gospel and I strive to build the faith of everyone around me. This has been my focus for almost 2 years and I love it! I have seen God work miracles in the lives of others and in my own life as I see people change completely for the better. It is wonderful. Before I came on my mission, I was a member of the Church's youth program and I also volunteered to teach the little children in Sunday School. I love to help others come to a knowledge of God and their savior, Jesus Christ. It has become one of my passions.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Matthew
 No! We are willing to help all people who are in need of service. James 127 says, "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himsilf unspotted from the world." No religion can claim to be true Christianity unless it follows the example of Jesus Christ and helps those who need it.   Show more Show less