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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a kid who likes to longboard from Los Angeles. I'm studying physiology with hopes to be a doctor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised about 30 minutes outside of downtown Los Angeles. I grew up loving the beach and sunny weather and have always enjoyed good music, whether it be going to concerts or playing my ukulele. I''m studying physiology at college with aspirations of going to medical school to become a cardiologist or an oncologist. One of my newest passions is Hispanic America. I obtained this after having lived in Guatemala for two years and learning to love the people that live their and their ways and customs.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I Mormon? It's something I think I should remind myself of fairly often. Growing up I always went to church just because that was what I was supposed to do. Then, it came time for me to make a decision about whether or not I wanted to serve as a missionary of the Lord. Many people I knew already seemed to know about the certainty of the Gospel of Christ and I felt like I needed to know for myself. I decided to do what several people had told me to do growing up in order to know if the church was true, and that is to read the Book of Mormon and ask my Father in Heaven, the only person who knows all of the truth, about whether or not it was true. I needed to know for certain that God really did exist and if the church which I had attended all of my life was truly His kingdom on the earth. So my freshman year of college, I read the Book of Mormon and tried to do all I could in order to grow close to my Heavenly Father and asked Him in fervent prayer if the Book of Mormon was true, if it was written by prophets, if it had been revealed to us today through modern prophets, and if He still spoke to His children today. The feeling of happiness and joy I had with me was something I had never felt and was a happiness that I knew the world could not offer me. The feeling stayed with me for a long time, and I knew that that was God's sign to me that the Gospel was true. Every once and a while I need to repeat my question to God and reassure that I am in the correct path. I am a Mormon now because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church on the earth today. I know that God has called a living prophet on the earth today who can relay to us God's will an lead us back to our Heavenly Father. Being a Mormon makes me happy beyond belief and gives me comfort knowing about my Father's plan for me while I am here on the earth. I am a Mormon because it makes me happy beyond belief!

How I live my faith

Right now I live in an area that is part of a young single adult stake, so our whole congregation is made up of people from the age of 18 to 30. I get to participate with the leaders of the area and get to help plan activities and work on maintaining any paper work or anything that needs to be done for the stake. Also, every Sunday I go to church to learn more about the Gospel of Christ and strengthen my testimony. Something that is very important for me is daily scripture reading and prayer. I make sure to participate in religion classes either at school or in my local congregation. For me living my faith involves keeping to the path of Christ's Gospel the best I can and keeping the commandments given to us in the scriptures and by leaders called by God in order to receive all of the blessings that He has for me.