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Hi I'm Matt

I am a college student. I love sports, music, and just about everything else. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in a very musical family, and I will be forever grateful for that. My parents let me take piano lessons from since I was a little kid, and that has been such a blessing in my life. Music has helped me to enjoy my life, relieve stress, and also bless the lives of others around me. I love being able to create music through composing and arranging, and currently my new goal and challenge is to learn jazz piano. Staying active has also been a favorite hobby of mine. I absolutely love playing an intense game of basketball, volleyball, or any other sport! I also enjoy a good hike, bike ride, or camping trip whenever I get the chance. Staying healthy makes me feel great, and it also gives me more opportunities to spend time with others. I am extremely grateful for the chance I have to continue my education at college. Right now I am studying chemical engineering, and while I don't know yet if I will continue on with that, I love what I have been able to learn through all the classes I have taken! Learning new skills, concepts, and ideas is something that I will always enjoy. I've found how much I love interacting with people, whether it be family, friends, or new acquaintances! The one thing I think that can make any experience better is to share it with someone else. Whether it be having fun with others, helping them, teaching them, or anything else, those are the times I like best.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know that this is the same church that Christ organized when He was here. It has been restored again to the earth through living prophets, and what a message that is! Knowing that this church is led by men called of God just like Moses and Abraham gives me such a sense of peace. I am a Mormon because I have studied and prayed about the message that this is Christ's gospel brought back to the earth again. Through this process I have come to know that there are prophets again leading and guiding us and that they have brought us more teachings and scripture to follow, such as the Book of Mormon. Living the teachings of this church, the teachings of Christ, gives me the greatest fulfillment out of anything else. The feelings of peace and joy I get while living these principles combined with the answers I have gotten through prayer are how I know that this is truly Christ's church, and He is guiding it!

How I live my faith

Right now I am serving as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This means that I am out teaching others about our faith, doing service, and acting as a representative of Jesus Christ. It's an honor to be able to act in His name and help others come closer to Him in their own lives. My favorite part of this service is teaching! I love teaching in general, and teaching about Christ and how to follow Him is so rewarding. First off, I love the challenge of explaining things so that others can understand, and then it is amazing to see the joys others find when they choose to follow Him as well. It is definitely an experience I will always cherish.