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Hi I'm Matthew Russell

I grew up in Utah. I'm a College Student. I love Sports. I am attracted to guys... and yes, I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am from Spanish Fork, Utah I'm the 4th of 5 boys I love playing sports Music is my life I love to sing I'm a student at Utah Valley University I may be a little obsessed with the color Orange ;)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a strong Mormon family! Which I now know is a total blessing. Growing up was a little difficult with my Same Sex Attraction. It made life a little confusing, and i didn't feel i belonged in the church. i prayed and prayed for God to make me 'normal' and to take away my attractions to men. It never worked. When i moved out and went to college, i started acting on my attractions, and slowly fell away. It wasn't until i realized how far i strayed, and how miserable i was. I decided to get down on my knees and say a prayer. Which was rare for me. The answer i got has changed my life. I have come to know that God allows us to go through trials, to make us stronger and to progress. Knowing this fact, has helped me overcome everything that has been thrown at me. I know that i have been given this trial, so that i can help others come closer to Christ. I have chosen to be a Mormon, because i want to be happy. I want to know what true happiness really is. I want to be able to feel the spirit on a daily basis. I want to become the best i can be. But all in all, i want to change people's lives, including my own. I am so proud to be part of the LDS faith. I'm a mormon, and i always will be.

How I live my faith

My faith in Jesus Christ, is what gets me through this life. There are many things that we come to earth to endure. Trials to go through, and lessons to be learned. The biggest one in my life is that i live with Same Sex Attraction. In other words i'm "gay". While this huge trial in my life took me away from the church for a little while, it has also brought me back stronger than I have ever been. Through my experiences dealing with Same Sex Attraction i have realized how important a good support system is. I now live my life in the service of others. I love helping others, especially when it comes to the church. I love helping other make their lives the best they can be.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Matthew Russell
I can honestly say that everything on this earth tell me that there is a God. This life is incredible when you stop and think about it. There are so many things around us that scream out that there is a God. - Other People - Nature - Space - Music - Animals - Scriptures - etc. But most of all, The Holy Ghost testifies to me that there is a God. A God that knows us by name, and knows everything that is going on in our life. The feeling i get from the Holy Ghost while i am listening to music, out in nature, or staring at the night sky all point back to a loving God. Things here in our lives are too amazing for there not to be a God behind every part of it. Show more Show less