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Hi I'm Matt

I am serving a full time mission in the Tennessee Knoxville Mission, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Valdez, Ak. I was raised by my parents that are both active members of the LDS church. I love to ski, both nordic and alpine. My bike and I are inseparable, I use it all year round for all my transportation. I am an Eagle Scout and love the outdoors. My other hobbies outdoors include kayaking, rafting, hiking, camping, and conquering mountains. I am currently going to college at The University of Alaska Southeast Juneau, where I am taking general classes to prepare for an Electrical Engineering degree after my mission. I am preparing to attend a mission for which I have received a call. I will serve in the Tennessee Knoxville Mission. I have always loved participating in the church and its activities, from youth activities to scouts and sunday worship.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was raised a member of the LDS church, I had to still find out for myself if I was true. Seeking an answer, I have got on my knees to pray to my Savior, I studied the scriptures and found an answer. I pray and study everyday, to continue to learn about the Savior and his gospel. I know that Joseph Smith restored the true gospel and that the prophet of my church is called of God. The gospel more than anything gives me a direction in my life, where I should be going and what I should look for in life. I am greatful for the Gospel and what it does for me daily.

How I live my faith

I was raised in the church by my parents who were both active and faithful. They taught me to take part in the activities at church. I help plan and organize youth activities and other get-togethers. I have also helped take care of the church grounds at my hometown church like lawn care and landscaping. I always try to set the best example I can for those around me, even though I am not perfect. I put all my energy into my church callings and make sure those around me are taken care of. I make an effort to volunteer in the community where ever I am, charity is a very important part of my life.