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Hi I'm Matt Thomas

I'm the oldest in my family, love music, journaling, Science, public speaking, Scouts and working with kids. I'm basicaly a Mormon

About Me

I love families, i have 4 younger siblings they're amazing! I love music, science, politics and speaking in front of people. Working hard has been part of my life, i worked on an agricultural farm for 4.5 years. My Christian faith has been a big part of my life, i have played the trombone for 9 years and i plan on performing after i return from my mission. The outdoors has been another huge part of my life, i went to Philmont about 2 years ago. I loved it and plan on returning, the Boy Scout program helped to mold the outdoor fun loving side of me. When i was 13 i decided to camp out in my back yard from Thanksgiving to January 2nd. I wanted a full freeze out experience. I got what i wanted and i loved it. I enjoy swimming, soccer, basketball and baseball. I played baseball for a session but i quite because the coach put the main practice on Sunday. I played basketball for our Young Men's church ball team. That was my favorite, i did summer swim league for time but i stopped because i decided to work to pay for my mission. I have paid for my mission in full, and i'm certain i will be paying for College as well. I have great faith that God will bless me with the resources that need to bless my family. Journaling has been a great force for good in my life, it has helped me record my life, it's relaxing. I love to take pictures, i have a Nikon Coolpix AW110, it's an awesome camera! I also have a YouTube channel linked through my FB.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because i asked questions about God in prayer. I was baptized at age 8, and i have grown up in the church, but that has never stopped me from asking and acting in Faith upon the invitations or impressions that come to my mind. My Faith has become knowledge as i patiently have waited to receive the answers to my many questions. The Temple has been the greatest source of knowledge for me, every time i go there i learn some thing new every time. It is the best place on Bumi. The principles of strong family relationships is another key ingredient in my life. The Mormon faith strongly urges and proclaims that all of it's members should strive to have harmony in the family. The Mormon faith has many materials on how to keep that harmony of peace in the home. LDS.org has links to those resources. As i have dug deeper into the Mormon faith than comparing it to the faiths of others, i see the stark difference that proclaims to me that the LDS or Mormon church has the fullness of the gospel.

How I live my faith

I have that there is great power and love in the Priesthood of God, the Book of Mormon, the Bible and the Atonement of Christ. When i became a Priest the Young Men in my ward began to look up to me. That pushed me to set the example of a worthy Aronic Priesthood holder. I am now an Elder in our ward and i still participate with the Youth as much as i can. I participated in a Home School band and Jazz group, i also performed in a Community College Orchestra. In both these places i had great opportunities to stand up for what i believe in, share my small but simple testimony. I had more opportunities in the Home School band because it is a Christian environment. I have many wonderful memories from those years. The Scouting Program is another place where i had many opportunities to serve, Scout Camp was a prim place for that too occur.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Matt Thomas
The Holy Ghost can bless your life in many ways. Christ promised His Apostles that the Holy Ghost would “teach you all things” (John 14:26) and “guide you into all truth” (John 16:13). He also said that the Holy Ghost “shall testify of me” (John 15:26). The Holy Ghost talks to us in a small yet distinct impression, hardly does He ever speak to us in voice. Show more Show less