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Hi I'm Mathew Johanson

I grew up in Kearns, Utah. I love playing tennis and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a full-time missionary serving in the Canada Toronto Mission. I enjoyed playing tennis in high school. I am the oldest in a family of 6 children. I enjoy watching sports and playing them as well. I am half Brazilian and love spending time with my family. I've lived in the United States for my entire life but have enjoyed traveling to other countries such as Mexico and Brazil.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I choose to be a Mormon is because of the powerful feeling of love that I feel when I am reading my scriptures, teaching my class, or attending the church services. There is a spirit in this church that I have not felt anywhere else. I have attended meetings held by other religions and just could not feel that spirit quite as strong. I have felt the Holy Spirit witness to me that this is His church and that Joseph Smith really did see God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. And I feel that by living the principles taught in our church that I can become a better person and draw nearer unto Christ.

How I live my faith

As a full-time missionary I have the opportunity to preach the gospel in the area I am assigned. I invite others to come unto Christ by doing things like reading scriptures, praying, attending church and being baptized. I also go to homes of people that are part of our congregation and bring messages that will help them to come closer to the Savior.