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Hi I'm Matt Skinner

I'm a full-time student, returned missionary, an Army service member and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I've played basketball ever since I was 4 or 5 and really sports has been my life ever since. I served in the Texas Houston South Mission and am currently a full-time student. I come from a very big family with which I am very close!

Why I am a Mormon

There have been several experiences in my life that have helped me know that the church is true. I would say that I always known deep down that the church was true, but when it came time for me to go on a mission I had to know for myself whether or not I really did believe in everything that I had been taught growing up. If I was going to go and testify to people for 2 years that a 14 year old boy saw God and Jesus Christ, and he was called to restore Christ's church I had to know for myself. I found out by simply by kneeling in prayer and asking Heavenly Father if is was true and I felt a peaceful confirmation that it was. Since that time I've continued to nurture my testimony and know without a doubt that this church is true! Another life-changing experience came after my mission as I worked to overcome some challenges I was struggling with. In John 7:17 we learn that if any person follows the will of God then he will know whether or not that doctrine is really His. As I persistently followed the teachings and doctrine of the restored gospel I literally became a new man! I know that it was the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ working in my life that changed me. This experience has helped to strengthen my testimony that this is the true Church and that it was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know that anyone can receive these blessings!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing the Restored Gospel with others and living the things I believe the best I can. I served a full time in the Texas Houston South Mission, and I continue to share the gospel whenever I can because I want others to be able to experience the immense blessings I have. I know the Restored Gospel is true, Jesus Christ is my Savior, Joseph Smith was called to restore the church, Thomas S. Monson is the true and living prophet, and the Book of Mormon is true!