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Hi I'm Matt

I'm from South Jordan, Utah. I'm the youngest of three kids. I love being outdoors and playing sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love doing almost anything outdoors. My hobbies are baseball, basketball, fishing, golfing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. I love being able to feel the freedom and fresh air of being out in the open. Another thing that I love is water. I grew up in the water and decided to join the swim team in eighth grade. I've grown up in Utah all my life. People often say that they would hate to live in the Utah "bubble" for so long. I completely disagree. I love Utah because I love living in a state with many different kinds of areas. You've got a large city here and there, yet there are mountains everywhere. I also like living in Utah because there are so many members of our faith that live here. Anywhere you go, you can run into someone who believes the same things and lives by the same values that you do. I think this helps me to be a better example to those around me, not only people who aren't of our faith, but also those who are. It's also nice to have so many friends that live by the same standards. It makes it so much easier to make good decisions when you have others who support those decisions.

Why I am a Mormon

One of the reasons I am a Mormon is because my family is. I've grown up in a home with a father who holds the priesthood and a mother who loves and cares about me. This has had such a huge impact in my life. I am so grateful for my ancestors who made the decision to join this church. I don't know if I would ever have joined this church had it not been for them. This gives me such a great appreciation for those who made this decision without having family members or friends who already had. However, this isn't the only reason why I am a member of this church. I know that this is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I also know that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I am a Mormon because there is no other church in this world that makes more sense than this one. I love this church because it is centered around families. I love my family so much and it is just so reassuring to know that if I live righteously in this life, I can live with my family forever. I also love this church because it helps us become better people and it brings us closer to the Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing those things which help me become more like Christ and come closer to him. I try my best everyday to refrain from doing those things which take me away from him. I know that I am not perfect but I know that through the atonement, I can still return to live in Heavenly Father's presence. I participate in my ward by serving as a teacher in my quorum. I am also a Family Home Evening group leader. I do my duty by home teaching and participating in the administration of the sacrament. I think the most important thing about living your faith as a Mormon is practicing what you preach.