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Hi I'm Matthew Wasson

I grew up in Camas, WA. I love playing video games, reading adventure books, and serving others. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to play video games and spend time with my family. I love playing sports, hanging out with friends, and making people's lives brighter. I guess that's why I love this gospel. It's always nice when I can go up to someone I don't know, and say something that makes them feel great. I also like making personalized versions of popular songs. Or "parodies" of popular songs. I personalize them for those I care about, and always try to convey a message that says that I love and admire them. I'm grateful for the gospel and I believe it has given me this love for serving others. One characteristic that I think is central to who I am is that I am never afraid to do what is right. Very rarely will I back down out of fear. I don't care what other people say--if I feel that it is right, I will do it. So I guess courage is a huge part of who I am. I absolutely LOVE music, and I would love to have a life that revolved around it. But the thing I love most is bringing happiness into other people's lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I've learned what matters most in life. I've learned what brings us true happiness. Growing up, it took me awhile to learn that true happiness doesn't come from entertaining ourselves with what the world has to offer, but from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I learned that there is nothing more spiritually and emotionally satisfying than doing this. The Gospel teaches us to practice showing love to others and being an example and living as Christ would. If you're looking for true happiness, this is the place to find it. I really do know that God loves me. He is a God of logic, love, and power. The Book of Mormon, the Bible, and all the words of the modern prophets have helped me realize, understand, and apply this. If we trust in him, everything will work out right. Why wouldn't we believe in a God like this? He can help us out with literally ANYTHING that we are going through. I can testify of these things because I've seen them in my life, through reading and praying about the Word of God.

How I live my faith

If I can help anyone in this world, I will do whatever it takes to do so. I have been given many leadership callings in the church, and I have tried my very best to exercise these callings to the fullest extent. I know that I have been called to these positions for a reason, and I don't want God to wish that he hadn't called me. Right now, I have been called to teach and preach the gospel to the people of San Antonio, TX. I want to teach as many people as possible that Christ has restored his gospel upon the earth, and that the thing he wants most is for us to accept his gospel and be happy. This gospel has blessed my life so much, and it would seem selfish not to share it with others.