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Hi I'm Matthew

I grew up in Manteca, California. I am going to serve a mission in Canada, Winnipeg. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an 18 year old American who converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was 17. I grew up with a mom and stepfather. I am the youngest of my two brothers and my two stepsisters. I played sports and music growing up in my house. THe sorts consisted of basketball, swimming, football, and soccer. I started to play music when I was ten. I am a very friendly and outgoing person! Always have been, always will be.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I grew up in a Catholic family, who attended Sunday mass on a regular basis. As I grew up though, my family started to stop going to church until one day, we stopped going all together. It was not until the summer before I became a freshman when I knew I was missing something in my life. I realized quickly that I missed having religion in my life. So, I started going to different churches with my friends and they were all nice, but they didn't seem to be whole. So I kept searching and as I was going to all these churches (including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), I realized that this church had something else than the other churches that made it feel...better. So, I took the missionary discussions after investigating for three years and after seven months, I was baptized a member. I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I know that Heavenly Father loves every single one of us and that we can return to Him again one day through the power of the atonement. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joesph Smith was a true prophet of God. I know that as we strive to know what we need to do in this life that Heavenly Father will guide us to His will and that we may receive blessings by following the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

How I live my faith

I am an active home teacher, I love serving the communities I am staying at, and I am serving a two year volunteer mission!