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Hi I'm Matthew Cushing

I'm a Utah boy. I love my family. I enjoy athletics. I'm serving a full-time mission in the Florida Orlando Mission. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I, Matthew, having been born of goodly parents....love my family! My parents are terrific. I am the 6th of their 7 children. We all have a very close bond, for which I am very grateful. We have many priceless memories of each other and we turn to each other for love, support, and advice. I love spending time with my family, and it is my favorite activity of all. I also love to participate in athletics. Some of my favorite athletic activities are basketball, soccer, running, bike riding, lifting weights, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, badminton, bocce ball, rock skipping, horseshoes, croquet, and simply working out. I dream of marrying an amazing girl in the temple of the Lord and righteously raising a family in the Church.

Why I am a Mormon

The easy answer for this would be because I have always been a Mormon. I was born and raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was baptized at 8 years old. I have done the things that were expected of me. But, like everybody, I am imperfect. I have made lots of mistakes. These mistakes caused me to distance myself from God. But, through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I have been able to repent and change my heart. This allows me to grow closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ than before. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints makes me happy. It is as simple as that. The Gospel gives me the knowledge of where I came from, why I am here, and where I am going after this life. It also allows me to know that my family can spend eternity together. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Jesus Christ's church on the earth today. I know that Jesus Christ is the head of this church. I know that the Book of Mormon, along with the Bible, create the fulness of the gospel. I know that our Father in Heaven and His son, Jesus Christ, love us so much. They truly love us more than we could ever hope to comprehend. I love this gospel, and I love my Heavenly Father and I love Jesus Christ. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Currently I am living my faith by sharing it with others! I am serving as a full-time missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Florida Orlando Mission. So far, it has been a very humbling experience. My calling as a missionary allows me to share my beliefs with other people who I have never met before. I can help people discover hope and develop a love for the Savior, Jesus Christ. Also, I have the opportunity to serve people in almost any way imaginable. I have personally grown a greater love for the gospel and for my Brother and Savior, Jesus Christ. I have also learned a lot about how to become a better companion, son, brother, uncle, father etc. I wouldn't trade the experience of serving the Lord full-time for anything in this world.