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Hi I'm Mat

Just Married, Finally Graduated, Boy Scout Troop Leader. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Im 24, and I finally graduated college! I am preparing for a masters program then on to medical school. My wife and I are living in Indiana until I finish my masters program. We like playing all kinds of sports, but swimming and soccer are our favorites. I read everything from science fiction to history to medical research papers. I roller blade and rock climb with my wife on campus. I love learning languages and traveling, both of which go hand-in-hand! I volunteer as a Boy Scout Leader (BSA), which gives me an excuse to go camping and hiking ;)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the principles taught in this church have made me the happiest I've ever been. I have come to a knowledge that the Lord loves me and that He helps me each day. I feel so much gratitude for all of the help I receive, and in return I want to do whatever He wants asks. I rely on the Book of Mormon as a daily uplift and help. I do not have one specific event that has given me my testimony of the Book of Mormon. My testimony comes from the comfort and peace that I feel every time I read it. One test that I use to know if something is good and true is to see where it guides my thoughts. When I read from the Book of Mormon I remember all of the things God has done for me. The past few years that I have really chosen to rely on my Heavenly Father's help have been the happiest of my life. I know that the Lord, my Father in Heaven, loves me so perfectly. I feel a warm calm feeling each time I learn about Him. I want my friends to know how I feel. I recognize and believe that each person has full agency to choose what they believe in and why. I want to let them know what makes me so happy, that they can study it out for themselves and see how it works for them. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book, that it was written under Heavenly direction. I love to study the Book of Mormon along with the Bible, and this is where I learn about Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus Christ lives. I am so grateful for His great sacrifice for me. I know He loves you as much as He loves me. What more can I say? I only know how much joy being a Mormon brings to me. I hope that you will search it out for yourself. If you search sincerely, through prayer, I know that you will receive an answer as I have (Bible - Luke 1:5).

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow the counsel that I get from General Conference, the scriptures, and answers to my personal prayers. Of course I live imperfectly, but thanks to Jesus Christ I am able to repent each day and try again the next day! Each day Sarah and I read the scriptures and pray together. We also set aside each Monday night to spend just as family time. Through these activities I have seen our family grow closer and stronger. At least once a month my wife and I visit four families from our congregation. We visit, share a message, and help them with whatever they might need. We call this 'home teaching'. I try to live my faith by sharing this gift I have been given with all those close to me. I try to do the things that make me feel happy and at peace so that others will benefit from my example. Often times I do not have the confidence to speak up and share with them this thing that makes me so happy, but I am trying. I hope to develop confidence and love that will help me to share without fear.

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