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Hi I'm Matthew Ingram

I grew up in california, I am the youngest of Eleven, I love to Cook, Dance, go to the beach be with family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of Eleven siblings. i am now currently serving a mission in the greatest state that there ever was North Carolina, i love to ride quads and to cook, i miss my favorite past time and that is dancing.i am a foodie, i love to be at the beach and i am always available to talk and to listen. The thing i love the most is getting to know people that i have never met before and hear their stories. My family has taught me about the things that matter most in this life and i would not trade those experiences for any thing in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

i am a member of the L.D.S church because i had a very great experience what i was 15 and when i was 18. when i was 15 i was at what is called E.F.Y(especially for youth) it is basically a church summer camp. when i was there i decided to take the advice of my leaders and to read and to pray about the book of Mormon and to ask The father in the name of Christ if the book was true. i did so and i received the most powerful witness that is was true. After a time i distanced myself from the gospel and was in my car in 2008 when i was 18 and it was at a time that i needed to know if God was there, as i prayed and asked for my Father in heaven to show me his love, i felt and knew that he did i asked again to know if the book of mormon was true and to keep that testimony in me i received that knowledge again. i am also a "mormon" because my father and mother were great examples of faith and strength in my life and there example and love for the gospel has greatly blessed my life. I also would not be a member if it was not for the countless times that my siblings councled me and shared experiences from their missions with me and how i saw that experience they had bless their lives, i decided and felt that what i had a testimony of needed to be shared, and that is why i am serving a mission and that is why i am a mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by serving the lord and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. i also live my faith by striving to do as much service for others as i can, a wise king in the book of mormon said that" when ye are in the service of your fellow me, ye are only in the service of your God" i have learned a great deal about service and how much it can bless our lives and soften our hearts and soften the hearts of those we serve. I also live my faith by being a christian and following the teachings of Christ and trying to be an example for my nieces and nephews. my faith in Christ has brought me so much joy and happiness in my life that i felt the need to share with others the great joy that i have felt many many times from living gospel standards, I'll never be perfect on my own but i know that i can be perfected in Christ, it states in the book of Mormon in a book called Moroni 10th chapter and the 32nd verse, it reads "Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God." through living my faith i have felt that power.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Matthew Ingram
i would say that to safe guard our selves from the addictive grasp of pornography is to avoid it as we would a terrible plague because that is just what it is. i would counsel husbands and wives to pray together to seek the knowledge from God as to how they can keep themselves and their families safe. have your family computer in an open area in your home so that all can see what is going on, it is when we think no one is watching and we are behind closed private doors that temptation seeks after us. I warn as did a leader of the church that Pornography will blast a spiritual crater in our souls that will deaden our feelings to the holy ghost. We need to take careful precautions as to how we can avoid it. We Need toalso teach our children the terrible effects of this sickness, as a family we should everyday study the scriptures and kneel and pray for protection from such things. If you do happen to come across pornography, become Joseph of Egypt and "flee" from that encounter as did he with Potipher's wife. i promise all that if you are tempted that the lord will give you strength to resist all evil. Show more Show less