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Hi I'm Matt Fitzgerald

I have to be competent in everything, Mormon.org's intro has me use less characters than twitter, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I say I have to be competent in everything, I mean it. I love soccer, longboarding, snowboarding, popping (dance), guitar, music, reading, video games, and literally anything else that could give me a challenge. I want to be the best I can be. I don't care if it's ping pong or riding a unicycle, I want to learn it. I think the important thing between you reading this and me willing to answer questions is the fact that we want to have made ourselves worthy of people saying "That guy could kickflip into a congress session and they would pass a bill requiring free ice cream throughout the world." Not very practical, but the concept is awesome. And I know you want that impression to be over your head. We all started small though. I started as a kid with a skin disorder called exema that made me itch my own skin to shreds for years. Frankly, it was weird. It still is. But I learned at an early age that life was exactly what you made it. Everyone had their own problems. I knew what it was like to be weird and I made sure to be kind to everyone. I learned to be funny. I learned to work hard. Wherever success was to be shared, I shared it. Life happened, and I have learned a buttload (126 gallons, look it up) of things. I've attended a year of college and am now going to serve a mission in Puerto Rico.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the sense and happiness it brings into your life. It's hard, many people downplay just how hard it is to live this religion. But every step is worth it. Having had moments in my life where I lived the gospel as exact as I could and having times where I haven't -- I have gained a true knowledge of how great it makes you feel. There is simply no feeling that can be compared to the joy being a Mormon brings. As a kid did you ever rip open a pack of Pokemon cards? That was joy. But it still doesn't compare to the feeling I get when I know that I have an eternal family; The feeling I get when I know that there is power in prayer; And the feeling I get when I know that The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints is the true church of God. I have gained a knowledge of those statements through a lot of work and personal experiences. I grew up with parents that raised me in this gospel, but I remain because of MY experiences. I have felt the joy that comes from this gospel and I have seen the positive effect it has on my life. Because MAN this gospel really is better than that fresh pack of Pokemon cards.

How I live my faith

I attend church weekly and make sure my life constantly reflects my values. The world I interact with doesn't need to see me pray at night, but I make sure live the gospel every day. I get my toe bit by an unruly lizard? I make sure not to release any expletives. Playing music in a car? I'll keep my music clean. Someone tells me there is a dragon*? They are probably on drugs and I will not join them. I simply try to reflect my beliefs through how I handle myself in every situation. Yes, I am going to serve a mission. I recently taught the gospel to the young single adults. But I make sure to live my faith in every situation. *No offense to any dragons out there.