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Hi I'm Matthew Ruth

I am Matthew Ruth, I am on my 2 year mission and loving it.

About Me

Hey my name is Matthew Addison Ruth, I am serving in the Knoxville Tennessee Mission. I am originally from North Carolina, so I am happy to be in the south because it feels a lot like home. The people here are great, and I am so glad I get the opportunity to serve all of my brothers and sisters here in Tennessee.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the fullness of this gospel because I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet, that Christ is our Saviour, that the Book Of Mormon is the word of God. I have a firm belief in this church, and thats why I am a Mormon and a Missionary! I want to spread this great message to all people who are willing to hear it.

How I live my faith

I am living my faith by serving a full time mission. I have not always been sure I wanted to serve a mission, I always knew it was a good thing to do and the right thing to do I just didn't know if it was for me. But i decided to serve a mission and received my mission call in November of 2012 to Belo Horizante Brazil. i was originally supposed to go to the Brazil Missionary Training Center but my visa didn't come in on time so I attended the Provo Utah MTC. I spent 6 weeks there learning as much Portuguese I could and waited on my visa....that never came so I was re-assigned to Knoxville Tennessee! I am permanently re-assigned and will serve my mission here. I have been out 17 months, I return home April 8th 2015.