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Hi I'm Mat

I love sports, I love music, I'm from Las Vegas, I'm not a BYU fan, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born and raised in a family of six kids in the Vegas valley in a city called Henderson. I love to play sports. especially volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, and soccer. I love all kinds of music. I can't say that I have a favorite band cause I would feel like I'm betraying all the other bands I like. So I really just listen to anything that is good. I cannot say, even though I am a life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, that I am a BYU fan.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church and my parents raised me as best as they could to help me follow my Savior's teachings but I wasn't the perfect child. I knew the priciples of the Gospel were important but I didn't apply them as I should and I didn't gain a testimony of its truthfullness until I started things on my own. I went to college for a semester and loved my time there away from home on my own for the first time. It was weird cause I didn't have my mom there to tell me that it was time to go to church or anything like that. It was me alone that could force myself. I knew I needed to go and that it was important but I still didn't have a testimony of why I should go. So what I decided I needed to do was find out it this is truly the path that Heavenly Father wanted for me. So I read the Book of Mormon and I prayed about it to see if Christ really was my Savior, and that the LDS church is his church, and that Joseph Smith was truly a prophet of God. and I got an answer! and I now know that the Book of Mormon is true. It was really cool for me cause I really started to feel the Holy Ghost stronger in my life when I started to really study the scriptures and really pray and ask for guidence. I know that anyone that reads the Book of Mormon can find out that it is true by the power of the Holy Ghost. and when we recieve that peaceful, happy feeling from the Holy Ghost we kill 3 birds with one stone and find out staight from God that Jesus Christ is our Savior, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Christ full and one true church on the earth and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and in turn all the prophets that have been called in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are prophets of God. and that is why the Book of Mormon is so legit.

How I live my faith

 Well as of right now I am living my faith by serving a two year full-time mission in the Texas Fort Worth Mission. I get to go and ask people to do what I did and find out this is the path for everyone and not just me.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

God has put us all in families for a reason. It is the most important social unit ever. We can have friends and stuff like that but the home is the best place to learn and grow in the Gospel. I mean we can go to church on Sunday but that is only 3 hours of our week. It is best to apply and teach the Gospel in the home with the family. Also God has given us our families so that we could recieve happiness and support from them. And of course God wants us to live with our families forever. Show more Show less