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Hi I'm Matt

I live and grew up in Arizona. I love to play sports. I love to laugh! I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing sports! I've played volleyball, soccer, swim, baseball, softball, football. I'm always moving and always doing something. I also like to watch movies and spend time with friends and family. I'm adopted and I love the family that I will be spending all time and eternity with. If all I had in this life was the family that I have, that would be enough for me. They mean the world to me and I would do anything and everything for them.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that this is the true church of God. It is the one and only church that I have and ever will believe in. I know that the Book of Mormon is the true Word of God and that it is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was called of God to restore the fullness of the Gospel. I know that he saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. I know that families can be together for time and all eternity. I'm grateful for the opportunity that I have to be with my family for all eternity. I know that this life was given to us to grow to be like our Father in Heaven. I know that Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten of the Father and that He came down and Atoned for my sins and the sins of the world and I will be forever in debt to Him and my Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by constantly reading the word of God, the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and by going to church and I am currently serving a mission in the South Dakota, Rapid City Mission to help bring others to the same understanding that I have.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Matt
The Restoration was necessary because although we had the bible no one on earth, after the death of the Apostles, had the authority to act in God's name. The earth fell into a state called an Apostasy. This is a time when the priesthood, the power and authority to act in God's name, was no longer on the earth. Many people had a lot of the truths that the Savior Jesus Christ established during his ministry, but a lot of the simple truths that were known at that time were lost. The original church of Christ was lost after the people rejected the Apostles. In the Bible it says that you will know the people who represent Christ by their fruits. The Book of Mormon is that fruit and the proof that Joseph Smith was a Prophet called of God and that he had the power and authority to act in His name. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Matt
One way we can come to know our Father in Heaven is through sincere prayer to Him. If we talk to Him with a sincere heart he will answer us. In James 1:5 it says: "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." Our Father in Heaven promises us that if we will but ask, He will answer our prayer. Ask and you will receive. Show more Show less