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Hi I'm Matt Cottrell

I was born in Cody, Wyoming and grew up in Vernal, Utah. Served a mission in Alaska. I enjoy long walks on the beach. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I enjoy long walks on the beach because my heart can't take it. I also love sports and being able to go on a hike. I enjoy vary much being with my family. I have an amazing family. I am the youngest of 6 kids. I also have 2 nieces and 1 nephew soon to have one more niece. I served a mission in Anchorage Alaska.

Why I am a Mormon

Because it is the only church that has the whole truth on this earth. It will better your life if you stay true to the faith that you receive from this gospel. It is TRUE It all started when I was born to goodly parents in 1993. At that time we had a small family of six of us. I am the youngest. As I grew up I always stayed close to the lord and His true church. Thanks to a wonderful mother and a vary amazing father and step mother I always had a example to go by. My testimony of the True church started when my oldest brother went on his mission to Washington DC. I was just a young kid then so I didn't understand to much of why he had left for so long. I noticed when he came home that he was changed for the better. So I started asking myself some of those questions. Why is he different? Why does he seem happier? It was long before I figured out the answer to those questions. Now on my own mission I see that you become more happy because you see the Atonement work in others lives. You can see them change for the better and when that happens it will change you for the better. After my oldest brother went on mission two of my other brothers went on missions as well. Next oldest went to Seattle and another went to Portugal. Also both of my two sisters were married for time and all eternity in the temple to their husbands. I also have 2 nieces and 1 nephew who are a huge reason I am on my mission. We even got to go to the temple as a family right before I left for my mission.

How I live my faith

I was on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in the Anchorage Alaska mission. I have lived my faith by going around and teaching others about Jesus Christ and how His Atonement can help each of us. I have seen it work in others lives. Most of all I have seen the blessings of the Atonement in my own life. I have also held many other callings in the Church of Jesus Christ. When I was 15 years old I was the Teacher Quorum President. That gave me responsibility over all of the young men ages 14 to 15 living within the Vernal 6th ward. I found with this calling that I must seek the Lords help in all things. When I was 18 I was also called as the Priest Quorum second assistant. This gave me a chance to serve many of the people within my ward. At age 19 I was called again to serve the Lord in the Anchorage Alaska mission.The things that I have learned is: Jesus Christ lives. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. Jesus Christ is the head of this church and Tomas S. Monson is the living Prophet today. I live my faith by being a example and standing as a witness of Jesus Christ in all time and all places. I know it is true so I must be true to it.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Matt Cottrell
As a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I know that we can help people. So we go out and try to find people that we could go help. We can help them out in many ways. Through service we get to help people with there temporal needs. I have done many things like this on my mission like helping someone move, or helping care for a elderly person. Another way we help people is taking care of their spiritual needs. We help people learn about Jesus Christ. Our purpose as missionaries is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. How great is that calling! I have been lucky enough to help many people out with their spiritual needs. The Savior taught His disciples, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations” (Matthew 28:19). We as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take this deceleration and do just as Christ himself directs. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Matt Cottrell
The Law of Chastity is a sacred covenant that we promise to follow as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The power to make a child in this life is something that is so special that is should only happen when It is done within the bonds of holy matrimony between a husband and a wife. We know that with this power comes great responsibility. The best way to follow or keep the law of Chastity is to never do anything that would put you in danger of breaking it. Never be alone with anyone of the opposite gender outside of your own marriage with that person. God want us to be pure so that we can have a family after this life. If you strive constantly to keep the law of Chastity then you will find that your Father in Heaven is proud of you. You will feel closer to God because you are really becoming pure like Him. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Matt Cottrell
I guess that some people don't understand what our religion teaches. Some might think that we would control the members of our church's thoughts or even actions. This is not true. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believes vary strongly in Agency or the ability to choose for yourself. It is my testimony that Christ lives. I received this testimony it by my own study and prayer. Not by someone else. So you choose to follow Christ. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Matt Cottrell
No we do not practice polygamy. If you would like to know why the Church at one time practiced polygamy ask father Abraham. In the Old testament times many of the prophets in those days practiced polygamy. The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is patterned after the original church. So if it was at one time part of Christ's gospel then why would it not be in the restored gospel? It would be. Now at this time the Lord has commanded us not to practice Polygamy. We love the lord and we have chosen to follow what he has told us. In the Proclamation to the World given by President Hinckley in 1995. It states that Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God. That is true. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Matt Cottrell
The Relief Society is POWER!!! Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Matt Cottrell
The prophet today is the leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints. He receives revelation from God to lead this church. His name is Thomas S Monson. He has 14 other men who help him. Show more Show less