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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a small town guy. I love dirtbikes. I'm Mormon, and love it!

About Me

I enjoy just about everything. From music to cars, travelling, sports, and even a little acting. After one semester in college I chose to go on a mission for two years. It's been the best decision of my life. I enjoy going backpacking, hiking, camping, and just generally being outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, and He has led me to where I am today. I grew up as a member of the church, but like many I'm sure do, began to wonder about the truthfulness of the things I had been taught my whole life. I began to study more seriously our religion and others as I neared adulthood, and finally decided to put my faith to the test by asking God if this was all true. The key to this knowledge as I understood then and now is the Book of Mormon, so I decided to make a serious attempt to learn of the truthfulness of this book. I began to make it a habit that every morning before classes I would arise, shower, then pray. I would then read a chapter or two from the Book of Mormon and then pray to ask if it was true. It took a few weeks before my prayers truly became sincere, but I'll never forget the feeling of a direct answer to a sincere prayer in my heart and in my mind that everything I had been taught was in fact true, and that the Book of Mormon was, along with the Bible, the word of God. Of course, with time, feelings fade and memories diminish, but I have since then received many more answers to prayer that have reconfirmed the truth that God is our Father, he loves and cares about us, and that He leads and guides our church today. No other decision in my life has brought me more peace nor lasting happiness than that to find out for myself if this church is true.

How I live my faith

We all seek guidance to answers and direction to take our lives. Every day we make decisions about what we will do that day, where we will focus our time and energy and what our priorities will be. For me, my faith answers a lot of those questions. When I am not quite sure what is right I can always go to the Bible and Book of Mormon and my Heavenly Father through prayer to find answers to those questions. I don't have to continually make the same decisions over and over because those answers are already clear and they came from a place where the answers don't change. My faith helps me to know and then remember what is most important. You've got one life to live so why not live it to the fullest by listening to those who know best?

What is being a Mormon like?

Matt
Being Mormon is not too terribly different than not being Mormon, but then again, it makes all the difference. My faith is a fiber that is woven in each part of my life. Rather than seeing church as something I do on Sundays, I see my religion as the guidance for the choices I make each day, the activities I engage in, and the relationships I keep. It allows me to see the good in others as children to our Heavenly Father. It helps me to have patience with siblings and friends, and it pushes me to be better each day. Through daily study of Jesus Christ and lessons on Sundays that allow me to examine myself, I see myself constantly becoming the person I want to become. But of course I'm not perfect, and that's the best part. We as Mormons are many imperfect people who make up a great whole, each one filling in where the other lacks. It gives me peace to know I can do my part Show more Show less