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Hi I'm Matt Whittle

I'm a soccer player, a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest of a family of 6. I was born and raised mormon. I grew up in Kaysville Utah and am currently serving a mission for the church here in Carlsbad, California. I'm going to be here in California for the next year or so and I love it. I'll probably go back to Utah to study maybe mechanical or electrical engineering. I love working on cars and restoring them. I restored my 1974 f100 pick-up truck when I was 17. My dad has always taught me since I can remember to fix cars. We love working together on them. I love playing pretty much any sport, especially soccer. I love snowboarding, wakeboarding, camping, pretty much anything outdoors. My favorite place to be is up in the mountains. I also love to play guitar.

Why I am a Mormon

As I said I was born and raised mormon, and always went to church with my whole family, but what really helped me to know if all of this was really true was simply to ask God. I know that He answered me, and He continues to answer me. As I've tried to find things out for myself i've been able to see all of the blessings that come from doing what God wants me to do. I have read the Book of Mormon all the way through multiple times and I know that what it contains is true. I have been able to find out that this is the truth through studying it out and praying about it. I have come to feel my saviors love through what the Book of Mormon and the Bible contain, and how being obedient to what God wants brings countless blessings into our lives. I know that God is our loving Heavenly Father. That he is always there aware of what's happening in our lives. As a missionary we give two years of our life to go somewhere and share this belief. We also pay for it ourselves. There is no way I would sacrifice two years of my life away from my family if I did not know this was true.

How I live my faith

Right now I am serving as a full time missionary. I love participating in the church. All the members are very kind and fun to be around. The church always has fun activities going on, or cool devotionals. There are many ways that one can participate in the church. Growing up I would go to something called mutual. We would have fun activities for the different age groups during the week. They were fun wholesome activities that helped me learn and grow. I try to learn more and more everyday now from the scriptures, and the everyday experiences I have.