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Hi I'm Matthew Hadley

I grew up in a small town in the state of Washington. I lived and worked on the family dairy farm. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a large farm/ranch with my family and my cousins down the road. Through High-School I played three sports; football, basketball, and I ran track. I am currently a student-athlete at Brigham Young University. I have the chance of getting to play on the BYU football team. I enjoy riding horses and shooting guns.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church I have had the chance to establish and build my testimony off of my parents testimonies. But there came a point in my life where I knew that I had to find out for myself if the Book of Mormon was true. I finished reading the book for the first time by myself when I was 14. I knelt down by my bed side and acted on the council Moroni gives in Moroni 10:3-5. I prayed to know if the book were true. I can't explain exactly how I felt by using words; but to do the best I can, I will say it was a warm feeling over my entire body, and I knew that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I love this church and I know has the true and everlasting gospel here on the earth. It provides the way to live so that we can return to live with our Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ once again. I love the Plan of Salvation. We recently lost a loved one in the family. To have the knowledge that we will see him again brings comfort and joy to my soul. I love the Atonement; especially for the privilege it provides us to repent and be forgiven, as well as the comfort it brings to us through out trials. I love this gospel. I know it is true. I say these things in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

Growing up I participated in my community by being apart of the Boy Scouts as well as being in leadership for school. I am currently teaching a Sunday school class called "Gospel Principles." The best thing I can do in such a small community is continue to be an example. Trying to do your best at all times and in all places is the best way of living my faith.