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Hi I'm Matthew

I am from a small town in Utah, I am currently going to College and I am preparing to go on a mission. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a little farm town in Northeastern Utah. I am the forth child of seven, so growing up was never boring. I love being outside doing things! Some of my favorite things to do are to go: wake boarding, four wheeling, hiking, and in the winter snowboarding. All throughout High School I played varsity sports. I played baseball, basketball, golf and I loved to run track. My mom was the track coach she really pushed me to do my best. While growing up I worked as a landscaper. Through that I learned how to work with small engines and see how things worked. I believe in working hard, and playing even harder.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in to the Church and have been going since I was little. By learning and actively going to my activities I have learned that this is the true gospel. Some one once told me to go back to the roots to see really what you believe. So that is what I did. God created this earth for us. He then sent us here to receive a body and to learn and grow so we can be happy. God then sent his only begotten son to die for us, so that we might be able to return and live with him once more. We have all of these things because God loves us. So why am I a Mormon? Because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches love. I believe that the authority God has been restored to the earth again and through that we can be truly happy.

How I live my faith

While growing up I was very involved in the church, and through that I was able to help give back to the people that have helped me become the person that I am today. My senior year I was a Young Single Adult Leader and was able to plan activities. When I went away to college I was again called to be in the same calling, or position. It was really fun to interact with so many different people to learn and to grow together in a good environment. I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Illinois, Chicago Mission. Helping others come unto Christ through his gospel has been one of the greatest experiences that I have done. I have seen the power of God work in peoples lives and change for the better.