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Hi I'm Matthew

I'm from the Las Vegas valley, I love marching band, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm from Henderson, Nevada and spent most of my time there playing in my high school concert, jazz, marching, and pep bands. I love concert music, big band jazz, marching band performances, vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles... basically everything related to fine arts and music. I've just changed my major to psychology and am very excited. I am an Eagle Scout, a former drum major, a valedictorian, a college student, and most importantly a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon all my life. I grew up in a family that lived the gospel of Jesus Christ, and I was baptized when I was eight years old. Since then my knowledge of the gospel has grown as I've attended church, seminary, and institute, read from the scriptures, and continued to pray to my Heavenly Father for help every day of my life. There isn't a day that goes by that He isn't watching over me, and I am so grateful for the inner peace that comes into my life every time I turn to the Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I believe part of living the gospel is simply learning to use the gifts that each of us has been given. One of those gifts for me happens to be listening and connecting with people. This gift has allowed me to help people through times of serious personal trials. It certainly has been a blessing being able to "mourn with those who mourn" and "comfort those who stand in need of comfort" (Mosiah 18:9).

What is the First Vision?

The First Vision was the visitation of God the Father and Jesus Christ to the boy Joseph Smith as he prayed. Joseph described his experience as such: "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. ... When the light rested upon me I saw two personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other - This is my Beloved Son. Hear Him!" Jesus Christ then personally answered Joseph's prayer. Show more Show less