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Hi I'm Matthew Graves

I'm a friend, man in training, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Mesa Arizona off a little dirt road. I would wander barefoot and happy over the scorched ground of our five acres with my rhino-hide feet. I would climb the grapefruit and orange trees that we had, sit on a branch, peel fruit, and listen to the wind. I love being in nature. It always reminds me of growing up. I am the third of six children, all of a loving mother and father. I love being with my friends; I love always being able to be the crazy one of the group who everybody laughs at, even when I do really stupid things. I'm kind of a show-off. But that's okay, right? I love playing hockey, going on dates, and really getting to know what people think.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is true. I know that it is. It may be a bold statement, but I have recieved a personal confirmation from the Spirit of our Heavenly Father that it is. I am a Mormon because of the Book of Mormon. There is no other book on the earth that is more true than the Book of Mormon. I have recieved a witness of that because I have asked for myself if it is. If you truly want to know, read it yourself and ask God, in the name of Jesus Christ if it is true. Do it willing to ACT on the answer you recieve. I know you recieve the same answer I did.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing all that I can to come closer to our Heavenly Father. I know that I am not perfect, but I try to apply the principles of the gospel in my life to progress towards it. I live my faith by trying to see, act, and do as the Savior of the World would. My faith helps me know where I am going, what I can hope to achieve, and it gives me something to always come home to; even when I am on the other side of the world. I live my faith by serving the children of our Heavenly Father. I am a missionary in the California Carlsbad Mission.