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Hi I'm Matthew

I grew up in Utah and Idaho. I'm currently serving a mission in the Hawaii Honolulu mission and loving it. I'm a mormon

About Me

I enjoy reading and playing video games. I also enjoy being with my friends and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was 8 and have been a member my whole life. For a while it was just something that I did because it was expected of me. It wasn't until I was preparing to serve a mission that I felt an incredible love for the gospel as well as the people I would be serving. I didn't know at the time where I would serve my mission but I knew that I needed to serve a mission so that I could bring greater happiness to my spiritual brothers and sisters. Since starting my mission I have had so many witnesses to me that this church is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God and that he restored the fullness of Jesus Christ's church on the Earth today. I know that Jesus Christ is our brother and that He suffered and died for our sins that we can be forgiven and live with him again. If any of you read this and still don't know if the church is true then pray about it. As a missionary I can talk to someone til I'm blue in the face and it won't make a difference. The only way for you to know is to ask God in faith if the things you've learned and heard are true. A marathon is started by taking that first step. If you don't take that step then you've already lost.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a two year mission to help spread the gospel. I love serving the people here and being able to see a difference in their life.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Matthew
When Jesus Christ was on the earth he was baptized to show us the way. When we are baptized we follow His example. Baptism is one of the requirements to be able to live with Heavenly Father again. Some people never had the chance to hear the gospel or to be baptized when they were on the earth. Because Heavenly Father loves all of His children He has provided a way that everyone will have a chance to recieve the gospel and to be baptized. Baptisms for the dead are performed by people here on the earth to benefit those that have already passed away. I know that Heavenly Father loves us all and providing a way that all of His children can but saved, not just a few of them, truly testifies of that to me. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Matthew
Heavenly Father loves us and wants the best for us. He knew that we wouldn't be able to do everything we needed to ourselves and that we would make mistakes. With this knowledge He sent His son Jesus Christ to be an example for us and to provide a way for us. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can be forgiven of our sins and return to live with Heavenly Father again. It truly blesses my life knowing that even though I make mistakes I can make things better and become a better person. I'm very grateful that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me enough to provide a way for me. Show more Show less