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Cody, Wyoming, United States
I am serving a 2 year mission in Montana/Wyoming For the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints (Mormons)I have been out over a year and I love it

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Blessings of Scripture-400th Anniversary of the KJV Bible

Lets pick that dusty old book on our book shelf and study the Word of God!
Elder Matthews

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Watch Your Step

Pornography is a very horrible it can and will destroy our lives if we get sucked into it. we should all watch our steps and not step into any traps that satin has set out for us.
Elder Matthews

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Johnny Lingo

This Video is a little longer than most but it is well worth the 23:51 that you spend watching it.

No matter what we think we are all worth 8 cows all it takes is a little self confidence.
Elder Matthews

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mormon Messages: Moments That Matter Most

I thought that this video was cool so I thought I would share it with everybody.

The most important thing in my life is my Family. My most favorite memories is the time spent with my family...
Family is what matters most in my life. What matters most in yours?
Elder Matthews

Friday, June 10, 2011

Daily Quotes - Giving vs. Living

Giving vs. Living 
The Lord expects us to be as faithful, as devoted, as courageous as those who went before us. They were called to give their lives for the gospel. We are called to live our lives for the same purposes."
- Robert D. Hales -

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Daily Quotes - Competing for God's Love

Competing for God's Love 

"Too often we behave as if we were in massive competition with others for God's love. But we have His love; its our love of Him that remains to be proven, Such as through service to others."

- Neal A. Maxwell -

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Good Timber

A few weeks ago my mother sent me a letter and it had this poem on it and I really liked it so I thought I would share it with all of you.

The Tree that never had to fight,

For sun and sky and air and light,
But stood out on the open plain,
And always got its share of rain,
Never became a forest king,
But lives and dies a scrawny thing.

The man who never had to toil,
To gain and farm his patch of soil,
Who never had to win his share,
Of sun and sky and light and air,
Never became a manly man,
But lived and died as he began.

Good timber does not grow in ease,
The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees
The farther sky, the greater the length
The more the storm, the more the strength,
By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
In tree and men good timbers grow.

Where thickest lies the forest growth
We find the patriarchs of both.
And they hold counsel with the stars
Whose broken branches show the scars
This is the common law of life.

by Douglas Mallock

Life is never easy, the only thing that we can do is to work hard and get strong.
Elder Matthews

Monday, May 30, 2011

Daily Quotes - Being Overwhelmed

"No matter how serious the trial, how deep the distress, how great the affliction, God will never desert us. He never has, and He never will. He cannot do it. It is not His character. He is an unchangeable being; the same yesterday, the same today, and He will be the same throughout the eternal ages to come. We have found that God. We have made Him our friend, by obeying His Gospel; and He will stand by us. We may pass through the fiery furnace; we may pass through deep waters; but we shall not be consumed nor overwhelmed We shall emerge from all these trials and difficulties the better and purer for them, if we only trust in our God and keep His commandments."
- George Q. Cannon -

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Daily Quotes - Trouble-Free Life

Trouble-Free Life
"The Gospel will show us a way through and around our troubles. It promises no crown without a cross, no triumph with out a battle. Remember, the storms beat upon the house built upon the rock, even as they do upon the one built on sand."
- Hugh B. Brown -

Friday, May 27, 2011

Daily Quotes - Performing Extraordinary Deeds -

Performing Extraordinary Deeds
“We must remember that much spiritual growth does not occur suddenly but rather through time and experience. The encouraging message of the gospel is that God does not often require us to perform sensational or extraordinary deeds but rather to try to do better today than we did yesterday. He is mindful of our desires, our determination, and our direction as well as of our deeds.”
- Brent L. Top -

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Daily Quotes (Women's Influence)

When I came out on my mission my sister started sending me 3 by 5 cards with quotes on them and I thought I would start taking the quote and doing a daily quote on my blog with them so here is the first one.

Women’s Influence
"No matter what circumstances you sisters’ experience, your influence can be marvelously far-reaching. I believe some of you have a tendency to underestimate your profound capacity for blessing the lives of others. More often than not, it is not on the stage with some public pronouncement but in your example of righteousness and the countless gentle acts of love and kindness done so willingly, so often on a one to one basis”
- James E. Faust -

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. he noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. "Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that at the worst times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. How could you leave me when I needed you the most?"

The Lord replied " My precious, precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of suffering. When you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.

The Lord is always here for us even when we don't see him.
Elder Matthews

Friday, May 13, 2011


In an arch you have lots of stones, the foundation, voussoir, springer and the keystone. All of these stones you need to make an arch but one of the most important stones there is in the arch, is the Keystone. In the Websters dictionary it says about keystones, "Keystone is the wedge shaped piece at the crown of an arch that Locks the other pieces in place." So if you have the keystone, the arch stands, if you take it out the arch falls.
     Joseph Smith once taught, "The Book of Mormon is the Keystone of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints." All the pressure  is on the Book of Mormon. If that gets taken out then everything falls. If the Book of Mormon is not true than Joseph Smith did not see our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. That would mean that they did not tell Joseph to Restore the Church that Jesus Christ set up on the earth. It would also mean that Joseph Smith is not a prophet and we would not have a living Prophet on the earth today. Which would mean God dose not speak to mankind anymore.
But the Book of Mormon is true.
  Elder Holland once said "For 179 years this book has been examined and attacked, denied and deconstruction, targeted and torn apart like perhaps no other book in modern religious history—perhaps like no other book in any religious history. And still it stands."
“No wicked man could write such a book as this; and no good man would write it, unless it were true and he were commanded of God to do so.”
  I am so grateful that I have found out for my self that the Book of Mormon is true, and because I know its true I know that we have a prophet on the earth today, that our Loving Heavenly Father still speaks to all of us today and that Joseph Smiths is really The Prophet that restored Christ's Church, that Jesus really is the Christ, The Son of a Living God
Elder Matthews

Elder Holland's talk "Safety for the Soul

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

My mom is nothing short of amazing
she is Super Women she is smart, she is a nice, she is always there for me. She has always taught me by example. I love you Mom, Happy Mothers Day!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Armor of God

On April 27, 2010 I was in Powell Wyoming and I went over to a house of one of my favorite people Abraham and we started to talk like we always do and talk about the scriptures and he had a card  with some scriptures on it and it was about the Armor of God;

Ephesians 6:11-17  

Shield of Faith
Armour of God"11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 
12For we wrestle not against  flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye maybe able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 
14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truthand having on the breastplate of righteousness
15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace
16Above all, taking the shield of faithwherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 
17And take the helmet of salvationand the sword othe Spirit,which is the word of  God:"
     Now the part that I want to talk about in verse 16 where is says "above all, taking the shield of faith," I think it is really interesting that it says above all I have asked a lot of people why would it say that why is the shield of faith so important? My companion when I got this card said, 
     "Well a shield is your first and last defense its the last thing that you put on when you are going to a battle but its the first thing that you use. It also takes the hardest hits."
      Then when I came here to Cody I asked a few more people and my companion at the time said, 
     "It dose all of that and much more your shield shows who you are and what you stand for, it shows who's side you are on, it shows the kind of person that you are." 
     When we have the shield of faith we show that we follow God and Jesus Christ and we have Faith in their love for us and His atonement. I can tell you that I know that God loves us more than we can imagine and that Jesus Christ did something so great for us that made it possible for us to return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father. I am so great full that I have the chance to be here online and show my shield of faith.
Elder Matthews