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Hi I'm Matthew Sterling

I love to play hacky sack. I love the outdoors. I'm a Morman.

About Me

I worked at Panera for 2 years but now work for a call center. I love to play disk golf with buddies and ultimate Frisbee may just be my favorite sport. I am ecstatic for my up coming mission in Brazil where I will be for 2 years. I just graduated high school where I participated in a variety of activities and clubs. Some of these included a Debate and Forensics class, clay sculpting and wheel throwing classes, productions and plays to become a thespian, engineering courses and foreign language clubs. I had a best friend growing up that I would do everything with, once even climbing our school all the way to the 3rd level of the roof. I just moved out from my house in Derby to Topeka.

Why I am a Mormon

My testimony is very plain and simple. I strongly believe, because i have had the truth born to me by the Holy Spirit and by the blessing i have received that this is Christ's Church. It is the church that he established when he was on earth and it has been restored through prophets that live, lead and guide us today just as prophets were called to lead and guide the followers of Christ in the Old and New Testament. After all the things that i have seen, experienced and been apart of there is no way i could deny the truthfulness of this gospel. The best way to live, the way that brings lasting peace and joy is by following His commandments and by listening to the Prophet. The Church of Jesus Christ not only provides the opportunity to live the way our God wants us to live, it also provides the support. This is the true and living restored Church of Christ on the Earth and I am overjoyed to be a member of it.

How I live my faith

I am simply preparing for a mission. I have visited other churches and know that this church is the church that Jesus Christ restored to the earth and that I am able to draw closest to him through the ordinances and acts of faith that this church participates in. I have been a youth leader 3 out of the 5 years that I was able to go to church camp and had a blast every year.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Matthew Sterling
Once we believe in Jesus Christ, we begin to understand the Atonement and the Love he has for us. It is through love that we are able to become our best selves. I can personally testify that pure untainted love regardless if it is in a romantic relationship or not, is the most powerful force in the universe. If we have faith in Jesus Christ, it means that we also have faith in the love that he shares, and as our example, we should strive to model our lives after His teaching and his Love. We can all have this love for each other, just as Jesus tells us is the 2nd greatest commandment "Love thy neighbor as thyself". This is what will allow us to grow in our relationships and create productive ones. Show more Show less