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Hi I'm Matt

I'm 6'7", I'm a college student, I work at FedEx Office, and I enjoy helping others out. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am not that different from most people, other than the fact than I am super tall. I love doing about anything outside when the weather is warm, I love the mountains, I could look at them all day long! I love laughter. Good, clean laughter, because I think humor is a big thing that helps us get through hard times in life. I am fluent in Portuguese thanks to my mission. I served the Lord in Mozambique, Africa where all day everyday for two years I spent showing others how to come unto Christ and feel of his love. Mozambique has a big place in my heart. I had so many amazing and powerful experiences and met so many extraordinary people that I am filled with gratitude to my Heavenly Father for giving me the chance to serve.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have felt in my heart on numerous occasions that the teachings in this church are true. I know that the promise that James gives us in the New Testament is true, that is, "If a man lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men freely and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him." Just as Joseph Smith followed James' counsel and asked the Lord what he should do and received an answer, so have I. Many times in my life when I am faced with a tough decision I counsel the Lord to ask Him what I should do, and he answers by the Spirit in my heart. I know that God lives and loves every single one of His children equally, which are all of us here on earth. I know that anyone can feel His love if they seek Him. I know that Jesus Christ lives today, that this is His church restored again upon the earth by Joseph Smith. I know that He felt every pain and sorrow that each one of us has ever and will ever feel, and because of that, He knows how to help, comfort, and guide us through difficulties we often face in life. Lastly, I know that anyone who has the sincere desire to know if this church is true can! Read the Book of Mormon, pray to know it is true. Attend church, and follow the teachings that you learn, and sooner or later you will without a doubt feel in your heart that these things are true. I know, because I've done it myself. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I do my best to look for little opportunities to serve others. I try to pick one thing to do better everyday. I feel good knowing that when I serve others around me, I am serving the Lord. I returned about 6 months ago from a 2-year mission in Mozambique, Africa, where I spent all day everyday serving others and sharing what has brought me so much happiness in my life; The Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life, and I'm always willing and eager to talk about my mission with anyone.

What is being a Mormon like?

Matt
I've been a Mormon all my life, and from what I've heard about what some people think Mormons are like, you might be surprised to hear that we're not that different than most people who aren't Mormon. As Mormons, we believe that by living standards, or keeping commandments, that the Lord has set, we are blessed in this life as well as in the life to come. Some examples of these standards, or commandments, are the Word of Wisdom, which prohibits the consumption of illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and highly caffeinated drinks such as tea and coffee, and the Law of Chastity, which is having no sexual relations before legal marriage and complete fidelity to your spouse after marriage. I live these commandments, I go to church every Sunday, go to chuch activities every so often such as bbqs, dances, sports games, etc. I enjoy doing things outdoors, I love basketball, lacrosse, and eating donuts. I enjoy watching movies, basically, what i'm trying to convey is that Mormons aren't like what you might think. Show more Show less