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Hi I'm Matthew

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Matthew. I'm a computer science major, but I'm also interested in film and creative writing. I write lyrics and poetry every now and then. I am proficient at the piano, an adequate bass singer, and a wishful beginner on the guitar. I like cool, cloudy days. Autumn is my favorite season. I used to ride my bike to school early in the morning, and in the fall I could clearly see the constellation Orion.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and their forefathers were raised in the Mormon faith, and so I was raised up in the faith as well. My parents were good and kind teachers. Growing up I often wondered about other churches--what they would be like, what they believed, how they behaved--but whenever someone would teach me about their beliefs I could never be convinced. My church makes sense. My God is a God of love; There are consequences to all our actions; We are all brothers and sisters, family, in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Of these things I have no doubt, and I hope I'll be able to share the joy these truths have brought into my life.

How I live my faith

I pray to my God multiple times a day. I study the words his prophets both gone and present have given to us. I worship regularly in the temples of the Lord. I do all I can in strengthen my fellow members by faithfully carrying out any assignments or callings that I'm given. I teach new converts and old members; I've been asked to prepare and perform sacred ordinances; I've been called upon to administer to the sick, the weary, and the downtrodden; But in all things I aim first to be an example of the believers, of the faithful in Christ Jesus, that I may be worthy of the Lord's blessings, an example of faith for other members, and a light to those who are wandering in spiritual darkness.

What is faith?

Faith is hope in something that you cannot see, but exercise trust in by the way we live. It's called a principle of action: We treat something we cannot see, something we cannot prove, as a fact, an immutable truth by which we live our lives. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Book of Mormon is an account of a branch of the house of Israel. It tells of the lives of people who were brought to the Americas and the civilizations that grew from them with particular attention given to spiritual things: prophets, prophecies, miracles, and the appearance of Christ to these people after His resurrection. It testifies of and expounds upon many of the teachings found in the Bible and gives a promise that those who read and pray with a sincere desire to of the truth of the Book of Mormon will receive an answer to their prayers by the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less