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Hi I'm Josh Matthews

I grew up in Utah, just out of High School, and am serving a mission in the Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Utah Mormon for sure! I'd see my bishop at the grocery store, the works. I joke that I snowboard religiously... Some seasons I'm on the mountain more than I go to church, and I go to church every week! I grew up a member in the church, with parents who taught me how to follow the gospel and be happy for my entire life. While they both served full-time LDS missions, I've always wanted to follow their example and serve a mission myself. Right now I'm serving a Mission in the Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mission, and it's great! I love the chance I get to share what I believe and help others come unto Christ. The gospel has allowed me to stretch and grow, all the while finding comfort, joy, and confidence.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member, and while some may view it as a disadvantage, I consider it a head-start. When I was younger going to church and learning the gospel was just something you did. As I got older, and started having spiritual experiences (whether at church, in school, or with loved ones), my testimony of the God and his plan for me really started to grow. In high school, I began to branch out and get to know more and more people. I found that I became good friends with people who had come from all walks of life. Later I got the wonderful chance to share the gospel with some, and be the right example to others. Watching the gospel work in the lives of others and myself to see the happiness we each can (and will) have as we apply Christs teachings is really one of my biggest strengths in the truth of the gospel. It's designed to make us better, happier, smarter, etc; The gospel works, and it works wonderfully! That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I've discovered recently that it's not about where you are, who you are, or what you're doing that's really important. Rather, it's more of the decisions you make (especially when things get tough) that matters. I live what I believe by doing just that. I strive to live it! The people who have impacted me the most in my life are those who reach out in their own way by doing the small things. Whether it's a check up visit, a handshake at church, or even a wave driving by, I know how much I've been impacted by the way they share the joy the gospel brings, and I try to follow that same example.