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Hi I'm Matthias

I grew up in Idaho. I compose music. I speak computer. I love Nintendo. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I would die if I couldn't listen to music. From Enya's walls of sound to the strains of Coldplay, from nostalgic soundtracks to the journey of an Orchestral Uplifting Trance piece, I get goosebumps when the right chords strike. I play four instruments: flute, piano, guitar, and violin, and I sing in the choir. I also compose and mix/produce my own music when I get the spare time. My talent doesn't lay in simply music, however. I also have a gift with technology, helping people with computer use and even teaching my own high school computer teachers. I've created several interactive games for my classes using Microsoft PowerPoint, and these were more than simply point-and-click experiences. I put effort and care into my creations, making a Wheel of Fortune game have the same soundtrack and cues, and making the letter-board animate identically to the television show—even going as far as to make an authentically designed, working model wheel to use for it. I'm attending Brigham Young University-Idaho to major in Computer Science and later Master in it at either BYU or DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, WA. My dream is to work at Nintendo, whose ideals for software use align with mine by utilizing this technology to bring families together and enjoy life together. With latent talent and an eagerness to learn, this route isn't too far out of the question for me at this time of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a logical person, and when I hear the term "religion," I get a little daunted. This is because of the many interpretations of the Holy Bible, where many don't make sense to a logical mind. Thankfully, God our Father has not left us on this earth to figure His word out alone. True to His word, "In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established" (2 Corinthians 13:1). He has provided us with another record and witness of Jesus Christ, one from descendants of Ephraim who came from Jerusalem across the sea to early America with the Lord's guidance. This record, The Book of Mormon, bears record of Christ visiting them after His resurrection, as well as His revelations to the prophets there, including many sacred things which were left out of the Bible after generations of translation. These engravings, compiled by the ancient prophet Mormon, were hid up in America unto the Lord, to be brought again to Christ's people through revelation and a prophet after a great division in Christ's church. These records would go hand-in-hand with the Holy Bible as two witnesses of Christ, building each other up and supporting each other, filling in the missing pieces of the Gospel and revealing the truth, fulfilling the prophecy in Ezekiel 37:19: "Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand." The stick of Joseph (Book of Mormon), as they're descendants of Ephraim, and the stick of Judah (Holy Bible), as it's the record of the Jews. With the Holy Bible and The Book of Mormon together, God's doctrines are logical and as clear as day. I know in my heart they are true, and they have brought me so much comfort in even the darkest-looking times. I invite all who are even a little curious to learn more, and to feel the peace this frenzied mind has felt.

How I live my faith

I do my best to follow Christ's example by being there for others. I'm a people person and can identify with and empathize with many others. I really enjoy serving others, including being there for the elderly whose lives are lonely and hard to live. I also love spending time with my family and geeking out with my siblings. I try to be friendly to everyone and make sacrifices for my family and friends. I stand true to God's standards and try my best to be a light to others even on the hard days...

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Absolutely. Throughout mortality, God has called prophets to teach His gospel to give his children direction and peace because He loves us and wants us to be happy. :) He reveals this gospel to the prophets through revelations, which are recorded into scriptures like the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, etc. These prophets have included people like Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses. Since the beginning, there have always been periods where the gospel was on the earth in its fullness, with God's holy Priesthood power present among worthy holders. This Priesthood is the authority and power from God to act in His name to benefit His children according to His will. These periods, as records show, would begin to disintegrate into apostasy, or when God's children reject His word from the prophets, and the proper authority would be taken from the earth. After living in darkness and the people's hearts are softened enough, God calls a prophet and is able to bring His gospel and Priesthood authority back to the earth in its fullness. When Jesus came to earth, people even rejected Him, and He was crucified. The apostles Jesus called were killed, and His church once again divided into a final Great Apostasy. But with America becoming a land of freedom, the time for God to again fully restore His church came. I know in my heart that this is Christ's church restored, never to be taken again, and that we have a living prophet of God to lead us to peace and joy in these days :) Show more Show less