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Hi I'm Matt

I grew up in Seattle. I am serving a mission in Calgary, Alberta. I love to sing, run, and eat unhealthy food. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm pretty much the most basic Mormon kid you'll ever meet. I was born in Provo, Utah while my parents attended BYU. I have been raised in the church my whole life. There are 6 kids in my family and we have lived in a variety of places, but most recently in Lehi, Utah. I went to Lehi High School and ran long distance for the Track and Cross Country teams at my school. My dear mother tried to teach me how to play the piano, but all I can play is Adele. I was the undisputed champion of french toast eating and arm-wrestling, but that's just because all of my friends were skinny, white kids. I consider myself to be slightly above average in most things, but my testimony of Jesus Christ and of this church is definitely number one. When I return from my mission, I intend to attend BYU and marry a smokin hot wife in the Copenhagen, Denmark temple (actual results may vary). I have a passion for Waffle Crisp cereal.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is true. Truth is universal. Truth makes us happy. I can let you believe that 2+2=5, you were close and you showed a good effort. However, that will not likely bring anyone happiness when they can only find partial truths, or even absolute falsehoods. There is a lot of good in this world, but we are not told to search for a slight amount of good or something that will occasionally inspire us to be better. Lots of people will tell me, "I already have a church" and that is great. But is it true? We need answers. We need the full truth; and the truth will set us free.

How I live my faith

Most recently I chose to live my faith by serving a full-time mission to the Lord in Calgary, Canada. Canadians are pretty weird (eh) but they still need the gospel so much. In Galatians chapter 5 (in the Bible) it says, "If we live in the spirit, let us also walk in the spirit." I have learned and felt enough about this gospel to know of a surety, for myself, the things that are true. I have seen the hand of God countless times in my life. I have seen the peace that comes from living the teachings of Christ and his prophets over and over again. When I have received these witnesses, when I have "lived in the spirit," I can think of no better way to "walk in the spirit" than to share what I know with those around me. Even the Canadians. Faith leads to action, and the one thing that can benefit all of God's children is the fullness of the gospel in Christ's true church. I know this to be true, or why would I be wasting my time inviting people to learn more? I will be here for two years and am determined to show my faith to the Lord by bringing souls to him and feeding his sheep.