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Hi I'm Matthew

I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. I have eight siblings. I go to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born on July 4, 1996 in Orem, Utah. When I was six months old, my family moved back to Anchorage, Alaska. I have eight siblings. I played football for eight years. I have been a life long member of the church. I am currently attending BYU in Provo. I am studying Physiology and Developmental Biology and looking to eventually go to medical school to become a surgeon. I will be serving a mission this upcoming summer for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the blessings that the Church brings me. The knowledge of the Church doctrine really brings me peace and clarity that I would otherwise lack. It's great to know that I can repent of my sins and be forgiven because of Christ's atonement. I'm extremely grateful that families can be together forever, because I know that I will see my sister again, and that strengthens and comforts me every day.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in my day to day life. I was born into the Church, and that has really been a huge blessing. I was baptized by my father when I was eight years old. I attend church every week. I partake of the sacrament every week, which helps me repent of my sins. Besides going to church, I go to church functions and meetings. I read the Book of Mormon and pray every day. I know when I study the scriptures and talk to Heavenly Father, my testimony of the truthfulness is strengthened.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

The Lord blesses us with so much. When we pay tithing, we are giving back a small percentage of what He has given us. Paying tithing shows our gratitude and commitment. Tithing also blessed us in physical ways such as having a church building to meet in, having temples to go to, and having church materials. Show more Show less