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Hi I'm Matt Grooms

I'm from Montana, I love all sports, I'm a suicide attempt survivor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an 18 young man currently attending BYU down in Provo, Utah. I have five siblings and I just love my family. I love sports and played football in high school, until that was ended abruptly my junior year when I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. I'm also blessed with challenges such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, and post traumatic brain syndrome with long-lasting effects. If it weren't for this Gospel and the support I received from my family, friends, church leaders, and most importantly my Father in Heaven, I would not be writing this right now.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it is the only organization that I have ever been a part of that makes me feel loved unconditionally. I've seen the blessings that come through steadfast discipleship of Christ. I've witnessed the power of the priesthood of God here on earth and the miracles that are brought forth by it. I've read the Book of Mormon and I know of it's divinity and it's perfect truth. I'm a Mormon because I know that's where Heavenly Father wants me to be.

How I live my faith

I love to be active within my church, helping out with service projects like painting houses or just simply talking to the single elderly people in my congregation or community. I let myself be a tool in Christ's hands and I love talking with people, especially being a listening ear for those who have a lot they need to say. Church isn't the only place I live my faith, though. I live my faith through all the encounters I have on a daily basis with people. I do as Christ did and spend my time with those that need strength, who need a friend.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Matt Grooms
A testimony is a simple, solemn witness of spiritual knowledge. Testimony's come from the Holy Spirit and not from the Bible or the Book of Mormon, although those are where one would turn to build up a testimony. As one searches the scriptures and prays to his/her Father in Heaven of the divinity of said scriptures, silent but powerful testament is given by the Holy Spirit of the truth of these things. Testimony's rarely, if ever, come in a grand and glorious way, but rather by a still small voice of conformation. Show more Show less