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Hi I'm Matt

I'm from California. I love sports and being outside and having fun, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up playing sports with my family, we were always playing around in our backyard. I love being outside and in the outdoors camping and fishing. Through high school I played football and any other sports we could get a group of people together to play. Afterwards I coached football and worked as a lifeguard.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon faith. And didn't pay attention to anything that was being taught for a long time. Going to church was just the thing do do on Sundays because thats what the rest of the family did, I wasn't a particuarily big fan and didn't feel as though I got much of anything from going to church. I was in high school and having a good time and fairly content with life, although not overwhelmingly happy. Eventually our congregation changed and I met some people in the church that I became good friends with. Through their influence and testimony and examples of living the gospel of Jesus Christ I gained an interest in what the church really had to offer. I began to read from the Book of Mormon verses at a time and to try and pray to my Heavenly Father daily. At first I didn't notice much, but then I began to realize that when I took the time to read from the Book of Mormon and pray in a day I felt good. I felt like I was closer to God and that I had an extra strength in my life. I continued to study and read from the scriptures and strive to pray and improve my relationship with God. And progressively through the quiet whisperings and promptings from the spirit I learned that this church is true. That there is a living prophet on the earth today and that when we follow his council we are blessed and in turn happy. I learned that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and through that book I learned that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and my Savior and Reedemer.

How I live my faith

I am living my faith by serving a full time mission for the Lord Jesus Christ, and I try daily to do what He would have me to do, and to reach out to those in need.