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Hi I'm Matthew

I grew up wherever the Army sent our Family. I'm an Army Brat, I play the Guitar, I love Photography and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I've lived in many parts of the United States and also lived in Germany for four years. Moving so often taught me to be adaptive. Always having to make new friends and learn a new culture (yes, there are many different cultures in the United States) can be challenging. But each new challenge also brings new experiences and opportunities. Since I was Home Schooled, the world became my classroom. We would learn about historic events, people, places, and the circumstances that shaped the times. Then we would go to the places seeing and touching history, making it become real to us. I've gained a greater understanding and appreciation of the world I live in.

Why I am a Mormon

Having been born into a Mormon family one might think that is the reason I'm a Mormon. And while yes, growing up in a Mormon family meant going to church and other activities, that is not the reason I am a Mormon. I'm a Mormon not by circumstance but by choice. I have seen the "fruits" of this church, the blessed lives, the blessed families, the joy and healing it brings. I've searched the scriptures and prayed to know the truth. I've found the truth. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I like seeking after the "Why" of things that are important to me. Why things happen and why they are the way they are. This has helped shape my understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I try to look past the easy answers for why I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I learn more with each opportunity I'm given to serve in a calling. Over the past couple years I had the opportunity to organize the music for my Ward. That experience shaped my understanding of the importance of music in the lives of people.