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Hi I'm Matt

I've moved over 10 times in my life, all around the United States. I love to longboard and play the piano. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a missionary for the church, going to Lima Peru. I love the medical field and eventually want to become a nurse anesthetist. I also love to longboard in my free time. I enjoy being in the outdoors, especially in the mountains. I've done archery as a hobby for a few years, as well as fishing. I'm not a fan of cold weather, so I enjoy living in places where it is warmer. However, I do enjoy snowboarding, but only every once in a while. When i'm with my friends I prefer to be doing something active like longboarding or jumping around at a trampoline arena. I do quite a bit of reading, when I have the time for it. I love reading all kinds of books, but especially ones that make me think and form my own conclusions. Overall, I enjoy doing anything that makes me laugh. Most of the time that's with my family, which consists of my mom and dad, three brothers, and no sisters.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that this church is true because of the revelation that God gives to me, I have a testimony of it. I have read the entire Book of Mormon and prayed about it like the scriptures say. I got an answer from God. I know He speaks to us today because He loves us and wants us to return to Him one day. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and continues to lead and guide his childern through a living prophet. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet because I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know he translated the book by the power of God, and I know that God personally appeared before Joseph, with his son Jesus Christ, and spoke to Joseph face to face. I know that Jesus is the Christ, and my Savior and Redeemer. He lived a perfect life without sin. I know he suffered for all of our sins in an event called the Atonement. I know that only through Christ can I be saved and return to my Father in Heaven. I know that Christ suffered for us and did all He did because of His love for us. He truly loves us. He wants to see all of us be happy here upon this earth. I know that happiness can only come be obediance to the laws that God has given us today. I show my love for my Savior by following his commandments and trying to become like him. I know families can be together forever through God's power. I know that families can only be sealed for eternity in God's holy temples, and by the proper Priesthood authority. I know I will be able to live with my family in eternal happiness if I keep all the promises I have made to God. Most of all, I know that God loves me, and all his childeren here on this earth. I have felt his personal love for me, and I have also felt the love he has for others when I am serving those people. I know nothing can separate us from the Love of God. He will always love us, and He will always be waiting for us to come back to Him.

How I live my faith

I find the most enjoyment from giving service to other people. I love the looks on the peoples faces who are being served, and the gratitude they show afterwards. It doesn't matter if I'm shoveling snow off of driveways or helping to take care of an elderly womans yard, it's all good to me. Sometimes I'm asked to teach a class at church on sundays, which I actually enjoy now that in college. I loved being a leader and helping other people to learn and grow. I've been a leader of a few of my youth groups before. Those experiences really taught me about myself and what impact I can make on other peoples lives, even though i'm just one person.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

I have come to know my Father in Heaven by reading the Bible and Book of Mormon. I read about the life of Jesus Christ and I know Christ did nothing save what he saw his Father do. I know that Heavenly Father is merciful and kind, as many scripture stories illustrate, but I also know he will chasten us when we are not doing what He has asks. But, He chastens us because He loves us and wants us to be happy by living the commandments. I have also come to know my Heavenly Father by praying to him in faith, and asking Him if He is there and if He is mindful of me. I know he loves me because He has answered me. I know that if anyone prays unto the Father, in the name of Chirst, having faith in Chirst and believing in him, Heavenly Father will manifest himself unto them by the power if the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less