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Hi I'm Matthew

I like to write stories and jam out on my harmonica. I have a wonderful family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a member of a very large, split family. I believe that the terminology for it is a nuclear family. I have a Mom and Step-Dad and a Dad and a Step-Mom with several step-siblings. I really enjoy all of them and we all get along great. I am someone who loves to tell stories. In whatever way you can tell a story, express an idea or a thought, I will be interested most likely. Some specific ways I like to do this are writing stories, writing poetry, writing songs, and playing instruments. My favorite way to do this is to write stories. I just love thinking of characters and specific things that they can do or go through in order to grow. I love to reflect God and His love in what I write or teach specific morals like unity or love. And I'm a mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this is the church that God directed me to participate in, for it has the fullness of Christ's gospel. My parents have been divorced since before I can remember and that had always stressed and pulled on my happiness while growing up. There was a time when I was expecially depressed and lost and couldn't find which way to go. I was trying to find happiness, peace, purpose in life, and self-confidence. Every where I turned though I came up unsatisfied and just more empty and depressed. I wasn't seeking for relief from God nor strength from Him as I should have. Rather than doing that I relied on my own strength, believing that I could make something of myself. I really needed God's help in my life. One day I hit rock bottom. As I thought of all my attempts at happiness I realized that I was still miserable. As I pondered I realized that one of my friends was actually a very happy person and everyone seemed to get along with him. I realized that he was blessed in his life because of the love that he had in his heart for everyone. At that moment I realized that the only thing that matters in life is love to love one another and to love God. That night I got down on my knees and asked God to give me a little part of His love that I could grow it for those around me, and He did. I started to grow that love for others. I started to go to church and pay attention and enjoy it. I started to have quality time with my family and love them and appreciate them and all that they have done for me. I started to read the scriptures. I had a wonderful experience with the Book of Mormon that I will talk about later on in this profile. I went to seminary, a church program for Latter-day Saint teens to learn more about God, and soaked up all that I learned. God really blessed me in this time of my life. My mom is now remarried and I have a good relationship with her, my step-dad, my dad and my step-mom. The Gospel heals hearts and homes.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to stand as a witness for Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. I always try to follow the Holy Spirit and stand up for what's right. Right now I am a missionary for Christ's Church in Texas. I knock on many doors and ask people to hear our message and ask God the Eternal Father in the name of Christ if it is true. The biggest way that I am living my faith right now is by personally representing Christ and His restored gospel as a missionary here in Texas. Another way that I live my faith is by simply being kind to others. One of the best ways to spread Christ's gospel is to spread His love. When I was baptized I made a promise with God to comfort those that need it, to help those that have need of my help, and to always be there for my brothers and sisters here on this earth: to be there for everyone. I take this responsibility very seriously and I try to be there for my friends, family, and everyone out here whenever I can. Another important way that I live my faith that I feel I should share is I strive to overcome my weaknesses. I am not perfect and will never be perfect in this life. One important thing about having faith in Christ and His restored gospel is having a knowledge of why we are down here, which is to learn and to grow. There have been many things in my life that have saddened me: trials that I go through, personal weaknesses, stresses of everyday life. Despite all of these things though I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I have felt His almighty and all-loving hand reach out to me from time to time and comfort me in the arms of His everlasting love. I know that Jesus Christ is real with all of my heart. I have experienced the reality of His Atonement in my life. He is God. He is the Son of God. I always strive to represent Christ and perservere through my weaknesses so that I can stand up for what's right, fight against the moral decay of this world, and reach out in love to others.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Matthew
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is our Savior. He is God's chosen Son to be our Savior. We believe what Isaiah has said concerning Christ, that He is rightfully called, "Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace" Isaiah 96 see also Mosiah 3 in the Book of Mormon. He is all of these things and so much more. He lived a perfect life, He taught us the way that we needed to go, that He is the Way. He established a church when he was on this earth. And then He did the most amazing thing that has ever been done on this earth He performed the Atonement for us. The Atonement is Christ's suffering for us in the Garden of Gethsemane and His death on the cross for us. Without Him none of us can go to heaven. He is my Savior, my Redeemer. He is my Jesus. I love Him, I worship Him, and I stand all amazed and the work He works in my life and in all of our lives. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Matthew
Mormon women are some of the most Christ-like people in the world. I was raised by a single mom and she labored with all of her heart to raise us. Women and men are absolutely equal in every respect of the word. Women it seems to me are endowed with special gifts and talents that to us as men are far out of our reach. Women bless the world every day. No one would be here without women. Men and women are meant to work together in unity and righteousness. Show more Show less