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Hi I'm David Matthews

I grew up in Utah. I come from a blendid family and love to write and publicly speak. I'm LDS.

About Me

Growing up was a rollercoaster. My Dad passed away when I was 9 and my Granpda became a second father to me. When I was 11 my Mom re-married and a couple months after the wedding, my grandpa who was my hero passed away. I have experiences first hand the emotional chaos of blending a family and I have experienced first hand what it's like to blend a family so well you forget that there is two last names. My family life has blessed me with some amazing opportunities to sincerely think about things with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. In High School I enjoyed wrestling, playing baseball, football, basketball, and lacrosse. However, I discovered my true love for writing and public speaking during these years. Now I attend college an am enjoying the acclamation process to adulthood. I have always loved education and I frequently spend time researching answers to personal questions in the various books I read.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Latter-Day Saint because I have felt love and peace from the Gospel of Jesus Christ during the bumps and bruises of my life and have come to realize that there is nothing in this world good enough to pull my intergrity from the doctrines of this gospel. I am a Mormon now because I choose to be, but I feel like everyday that I have the spirit with me I come to understand more and more what it means to take that title upon myself.

How I live my faith

I enjoy writing performance poetry and publicly speaking about my beliefs. I also love to organize activities with large amounts of people. I live my faith personally by finding questions in my scriptures and then scheduling appointments with my professors to help point me in a direction to explore potential answers. But the best way I have come to understand how to live my faith is by doing simple and silent acts of service for my family. Things like doing the dishes before everyone gets home, mowing, and laundry seemed to have made the biggest difference for me and my families relationships.