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Hi I'm Matthew

I grew up in Washington. I'm an avid video gamer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a gamer, in all sense of the word. I play anything that comes my way. In general, I like to play games that can test me mentally, or take a large amount of physical skill. Some of my favorite games are Magic: the Gathering, League of Legends, and Guitar Hero. Games have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and its one of the 3 main pillars of my life; those pillars being my religion, my family, and games. I live in a family of 7, myself being the oldest child. Life as the oldest is never easy, but it is important being able to set that example for my siblings. Soon I'm going to serve a mission, and I'm so excited. It's something I've wanted to do for as long as I can remember, and I'm happy I am getting the opportunity to serve.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel extremely blessed to have been able to be born into a loving family who knows and understands the gospel. I have been taught from a young age about the gospel, and have been helped to form habits that keep my life gospel oriented. Satan has worked on me, and it is often not easy to remain a member of the church. But I have prayed constantly to be able to receive a testimony, and to know this church is true. My life has not been easy, but the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost, and the knowledge of this gospel has helped me in my darkest times. I am about to take one of my biggest leaps of faith yet, serving a mission for this church. I know that I will be protected on that mission. I know I was called by the prophet of God on the Earth today to serve this mission. I know Thomas S. Monson is God's prophet. I know this church to be true. I know that we all are blessed with this gospel because a young boy decided to pray in the woods about which church to join, and was visited by God and Jesus Christ. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I love this church, I know this church is true.

How I live my faith

While preparing to serve my mission, I have been called as a ward missionary. This has given me the opportunity to prepare for my mission by going out and teaching with the missionaries. I also meet with our ward mission leader, other ward missionaries, and the sister missionaries on weekday nights to discuss how best we can fellowship and welcome investigators into the ward. I also have the wonderful opportunity of home teaching. I teach 3 families with my dad, and we go once a month. It is a wonderful blessing to me.