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Hi I'm Mats Otto Mudrow

I'm a Game Show Fanatic, Polynesian adopted into a White family, Performer, Debater, and I'm extremely loyal. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am OBSESSIVE about Game Shows. Specifically Reality Television. (i.e. Survivor, The Amazing Race, American Idol, etc.) I love them because every single time, more people come out better, and stronger, alongside new friendships that they never would have had any other way. Besides Game Shows, I also love Theatre. I've only been in a couple of musicals, but they've been the best of my life! I'm currently working on an original play, that's sort of an adaptation of Cinderella, focusing on her evil step-sisters. Also, I'm in Debate. I argue mainly in Lincoln-Douglas, but sometimes branch out to speech events like Impromptu, Oratory, Dramatic/Comedic Interpretation, etc. I'm also a Ballroom Dancer. I'm not in it as much as I'd like to be, but I'm currently on my 2nd team, and I'm considering going to a company. As you can see, I like attention! Regardless, my Debate team just won State, after placing 2nd in Region, and my game-show craze gave me the chance to appear in a video by a popular LDS youtuber! (Stuart Edge's "Kindness Around the World (Inspiring)") I've received a lot of cool opportunities in my life, and though I may sometimes get a bit cocky, I always come back around and remember it's because of Jesus Christ, and my gracious Heavenly Father that I've received these chances. I always try to remember that it's because of Them that I'm where I'm at.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized at the age of 9. Though I didn't understand the importance of that decision, I am grateful for it every single day. To be quite honest, I started to fall away from the Church the moment I was baptized. I didn't like going. I felt alone almost all the time. I got some extremely tough problems that seemed like God was against me. Just this past Summer, I had decided to go back to Church, after not going for three and a half months. When I came back, I lasted a month, and stopped coming again. By the end of July, I remembered that I was signed up for an LDS Youth camp, that I signed up for the previous December. Of course, because my parents had paid $400, I had to go. I was excited for the chance to be with friends, but in my heart I knew that if this camp didn't solve everything, I was going to stop going to Church completely. The week was AMAZING. Every single one of my problems was SOLVED. None of them were gone; but it was as if the Answer Key had been given to me, and all I had to do, was allow myself to use it. It was the best experience of my life, and I learned so much. I know now that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father really do love me. I had always believed it.. but had never known. Now I do. Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father care so much. And I'm so upset that it took me so long to figure that out. But, I'm happy I figured it out. I'm a Mormon, not only because of my experiences, but because I've never felt truth in any other way. Everything happens for a reason, otherwise it'd all be chance. Which; if it was all chance, there'd be no reason for us to exist. And I refuse to believe that.

How I live my faith

I try to be a constant missionary at school. Though, I've never received any callings within the Church, I try to invite others to go to Church all the time, through my example. The world is rough, and I attempt to be a light to others. Anytime I see somebody having a bad day, I go and try to make them feel better. The LDS Church teaches to accept others for who they are, and so I try not to be judgmental in any form. Though, sometimes I do have my own struggles, at the end of the day, I can always look back at the day in a positive light. Heavenly Father is always there for me, so I try to keep him in mind every single second, of every single day. He's always offering to be there for us, so why not let him. I try to be an example of Christ every day. Christ gave his life not only for me, but for that kid that bothers me in class every day. For the bully that picked on me every day. For the girl whose so judgmental and doesn't try to hide it. We all know somebody like that in our everyday life, but there's no reason to treat them badly. Christ died for THEM. But, not only them, but for YOU. So, really we need to love each other, and let God's love fill our hearts, so that we can stop having these barriers between us.