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Hi I'm Travis Mathews

I Love Country Music, Love my Family, I'm adopted and I'm a mormon

About Me

I Love hanging out with Family and friends. I am currently serving a mission in Northern California. I love to fish and Listen to good music that lifts me up. I also love movies. I am one of ten kids, i was adopted with two of my siblings to a family that consisted of a two loving parents and 3 really good kids. there was two girls and one boy and they adopted three of us kids which was two boys and one girl so now there is three and three and its a good even number so all the fights are equal now ha ha.

Why I am a Mormon

at first i became a mormon because my family was all mormons or latter-day saints. I went to church and read my scriptures but did it because i had to, but when i was a senior in high school i decided that the gospel that i have been taught most of my life was either true or it wasnt. I could either follow the teachings which sometimes go against what is popular or i could go out and do whatever my friends were doing. I changed from reading the Book of Mormon because i had to to reading it to find out for myself if it is true. there is no other way to know if it is true i prayed and i received an answer from our Heavenly father so i gained my own testimony through the feelings that i had felt. I can honestly say i know that God lives and loves each one of us the same. if nothing else this gospel makes me be a better person and love my neighbors which is what its all about. Doing good to everyone.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to treat everyone how i would want to be treated. I try to do the best i can at whatever i do. it is sometimes hard to live our faith, but thats when we have to remember that God is on our side so why should we be afraid of who is against us. Fear is Satans greatest tool, being afraid to change and become better, or having fear that we are never good enough for the Saviors love or mercy, that we are too far from him now and can't come back. the best way i live my faith is to live it and be an example to others.

What is faith?

Travis Mathews
Faith to me means believing in what we feel, and at times the world will be against us. when the world is against us is when we need the most faith, faith means to know something is true based on what we feel. i have felt the spirit testify to me that God is our loving heavenly father and that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world. faith is something that is lifelong and not just gained imidiatley, faith requires us to do our part and read the scriptures and ponder its teachings in our hearts and then to pray about it to know of its truth then to act on the answer we recieve. to me this is faith walking in the light not just standing in it. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Travis Mathews
To answer the question yes lds/mormons do believe the Bible to be the word of God. we also believe in the Book of Mormon. we believe that the Bible and the Book of Mormon support one another and go hand in hand. The reason we stress the Book of Mormon so much is not because we believe its more important or better than the Bible, but it is because if one reads it they will come to know that Jesus Christ is the son of God. that Joseph Smith was a true prophet upon the earth, that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God today and that the Chuch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints is the true Church upon the earth. these are things you will come to find out as you read and ponder the teachings of the Book of Mormon. You must read it ponder it and then take the time to kneel down and ask God if its true and I can promise you that you will recieve an answer. I can testify of this because i did it and found the answer and i do know that it came from God our Eternal Father who is in Heaven. the Bible is just as important but how else will you know that the things we teach are true if you dont take the time to read the Book of Mormon read it and i know that it will change your life, because it has changed mine. Show more Show less