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Hi I'm Matt

I'm Canadian, Utahan, Missionary and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love to play and/or watch every sport ever created. I am going to BYU in the fall of 2015. It has been my life long dream to get there. I have a very large course load and love challenges. These challenges have made me the person i am. I moved from Canada to the United States about 7 years ago. It was very hard, but i had to push through it and keep on keeping on. "Just Do It"

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because there is nothing else on this planet that can compare with the truth of this gospel. I know with every fiber of my being that it is true. The Fathers commandments are for our good eternally and they do bless our lives. I have no idea where i would be without this church. I most defiantly would not be the same person i am today. Being raised in the church has been a huge blessing in my life. I would have no purpose in life if it weren't for this gospel. I am a Mormon because there is no other way on this great earth where by we can attain true and everlasting happiness, and eternal life.

How I live my faith

I am a Missionary for Gods true church. I love being able to serve people. I try to live my life as close to Christs life as possible. I hope to live my life full of service to all, and strive to be like Christ by being obedient to commandments, keeping covenants, and showing love to all that i meet. I will not be a hypocrite and act differently at church then i do at school or work. I want people to see who i am and what i stand for. I hope they will see how happy i am and ask why it is so. I am looking for those opportunity to teach and bring people to the Gospel. I have tasted of the Happiness it brings and wish to share it with ALL.

What is the First Vision?

The First Vision is the beginning of the restoration of the true and everlasting gospel of Christ. It started in the early 1800's. A young boy named Joseph Smith was growing up in upstate New York. During this time period there was much religious controversy. Young Joseph, about 14 years of age, was confused in regards to which of the many religious sects was true. So while Joseph was reading in the first epistle of James he came across a verse "If any of you lack wisdom let him as of god.. and it shall be given him" (James 1:5). So Joseph decided he would heed this invitation and ask. So on an early spring morning Joseph walked into a grove of trees and started to pray and ask God with all his heart. As Joseph prayed he saw a vision and in his own words he said "I saw a pillar of light exactly above my head, above the brightness of the sun... When the light rested upon my i saw two personages whose brightness and glory defy all description standing above me in the air, and one spake unto me calling me by name said pointing to the other said this is my beloved son hear him." This experience in the grove changed the world. As Christ talked to Joseph he told him that none of the other religions were true. He was told that the true gospel would be brought about threw him. This is the second greatest event to ever happen on the face of this planet. the first being the Resurrection of Christ. Show more Show less