Hi I'm Matt
Medical student. Husband. Father. And I'm a Mormon.
I am married with two children ages 2 and 4 months. My wife and I are currently living in the southern United States where we attend medical school. We are both from the west coast.
Why I am a Mormon
In this world right now, every day I look at the news and see how many things are going wrong. So many people attacking, slandering, lying, or cheating on others. There is no foundation upon which to build. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides such a foundation. It teaches precepts that help us to find true happiness no matter what is going on around us. The Gospel of Jesus Christ provides a way for us to raise our children to fulfill their potential and find true happiness in this life. It gives us the strength to stand tall even in adversity or temptation. Most importantly, when I prayed about the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith, there was an overwhelming feeling telling me this is true. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God and Joseph Smith was called as a prophet of God.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by attending church every Sunday, reading the scriptures daily, and teaching my family as often as possible about Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. Since the precepts taught by this church have shaped my life, I live by them each and day. Each Sunday I teach a Sunday school class where a lesson is taught on a gospel principle, ie faith, repentance, baptism, etc.