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Hi I'm Matthew

I like to laugh and have fun! I grew up in St. George, UT. I have 12 siblings - seven sisters and five brothers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 12 siblings, and I love spending time with my family. I have always believed that second to God is my family. I also believed that I'm here on the earth to be happy, to learn and to grow. I have a relaxed personality, and enjoy laughing with friends. The best thing about having a big family is that there is always something to do. Before serving a mission, I worked as a swim instructor to teach kids how to swim. I would spend lots of time long-boarding and thinking about life. I am now serving as a full-time missionary with a Spanish-speaking assignment. I love sharing the Gospel with the sweet Hispanic people here in Washington. No other pursuit in my life has brought me so much happiness than serving a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church. I have always believed in God and have attended the Mormon Church, but hadn't completely understood the reasons why that is important. When I began to serve a mission, I was instructed to be obedient to God's commandments and the mission rules, pray daily, and read the scriptures. I followed this instruction and have gained a knowledge that God blesses His children when they're obedient to His commandments. When we have faith, repent, are baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost and endure to the end, we can return back to live with our Heavenly Father again.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a full-time missionary in the Washington Kennewick Mission. Each day brings many opportunities to share with others about Jesus Christ's Restored Gospel. I love to teach simple principles about the gospel. It's a blessing to not only share what I know about God and His love, but to serve those around me and help them feel of His love that way. I am far from perfect, and every day God gives me challenges to overcome. I find peace from the mistakes that I make when I repent. I know that there is no mistake or sin that we can't be forgiven of through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me more happiness than any other thing in my life.