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Hi I'm Matteo Bortone

18. Of part Italian heritage, born and raised in England with an LDS family. I am preparing to serve my mission. I am a Mormon.

About Me

During the time this profile is being made, I am just about to start my final exams as a senior (wish me luck). I am a big fan of Basketball and Soccer and play both competitively- of course I'm a Utah Jazz fan (no GSW bandwagon for me). I love art and music and take much joy in being creative, as I see creativity as my strength academically. I was born and raised a Mormon, and am leaving for my mission in the next month, I can't decide yet wether I'm too excited or too nervous!

Why I am a Mormon

At first, I wanted to find my own reasons to be a member of this church. I questioned many aspects of the church through pure curiosity and desire to know exactly what church I was born into. Despite now reaching an age of independence, many experiences with friends and family have given me a unique feeling that cannot be replicated in any other religion or without religion. This unique feeling is not coincidental, it is the foundation and improvement of my young testimony. Although there is much I have to learn and questions that I wish to be answered, this core feeling I know I would not have without the church helps me understand that this is where I want to be and where I desire to belong. With the right experiences, anyone can have these feelings, no matter who you were or what you've done in the past- this church can help you improve your life and give you the same unique feeling I have but personally for yourself; a feeling of peace and sanctuary in a very tumultuous world.

How I live my faith

I have been a Deacon (12-14 year olds) president and Teacher (14-16 year olds) president in my ward. I have completed my 4 years of seminary and enjoy home teaching 2 families with another young man who is also preparing to leave for his mission.