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Hi I'm Matt

I work as a CPA. I hope to always live by Mountains. I'm engaged to a beautiful woman. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up and spent most of my life in Utah. The great people that surrounded us always allowed me to find great and uplifting friends -- for whom I'm very grateful. Upon completing high school and a semester of college, I spent two years in Siberia (Russia) as a missionary for our Church. Upon returning, I resumed school and graduated with a Master's in Accountancy. I now work for a large and prestigious public accounting firm in Colorado. If I had to describe myself, I'd say that I love learning. I love to hear about new ideas and see new technologies implemented. In my spare time, I love to develop new hobbies, skills, or read. Aside from the outdoors and general athletics, I love woodworking, reading, graphic design, cooking, and being with people. I love to share things that I have learned with other people and could easily see myself seeking a teaching position sometime down the road. An exciting change coming up for me is marriage. I'm currently engaged to a beautiful woman and am excited to spend the rest of my life with her. Although it will be a big change, I can't wait for the new experiences and challenges we will enjoy together. I've still got a lot to learn about life - but that is why we are here, to learn and grow. I hope I can make the best of each new opportunity!

Why I am a Mormon

Great Question! I have been a Mormon all of my life. I was baptized as an eight year old and have always been active. I am a Mormon today, not because I was raised in this religion, but because I asked God to let me know if I was attending His true church -- and I received my answer. In the early 1800's a religious revival swept the country. One of those impacted by this Christian revival was a boy by the name of Joseph Smith who, like many others, wanted to understand God's will for him and join himself to a Church that taught the doctrines of the gospel in their purity. After sometime, he read a passage of scripture which states, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God." And so he did. The result of that prayer began a restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ in its fullness and purity. Upon asking God through prayer, God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph and answered his questions. We refer to this experience as the "First Vision." Information on this experience by Joseph is readily available here on Mormon.org. I share it because I know that if an individual sincerely wants to know what the Lord would have him do -- or more specifically, whether the doctrines of the Mormon Church are of God -- I know that God will make those truths known. I have received an answer through prayer and cannot forget or deny that it came from Him. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a lot of different ways. Individually, I seek a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father through daily personal prayer and scripture study. While most people won't ever see me do these things, I feel blessed and strengthened with a stronger resolution each day to do something good. These little daily habits give me the tools I need to maintain my Faith in a world that increasingly encourages actions not in line with the Commandments of God. I have communicated to Friends and Family my beliefs and strive to live in accordance with those beliefs to the best of my ability. At work, people are very aware that I am Mormon. As they have questions about our Faith, they come and ask me for clarifications and answers. By being resolute in my decisions to follow Christ, my friends and co-workers don't ask me to drink, smoke, or do anything like that because they know what I stand for. In my Church, I currently act as the President of an organization of men. My responsibilities include the administration of a program to allow each family to receive instruction and service by these men in their homes. I am responsible for assisting in the welfare efforts of making sure that each member of our congregation are taken care of and have food sufficient for their families. I am responsible for helping individuals develop the faith to grow and progress and be worthy of someday entering the Temple. How do I live my faith? I think the answer is that I do what I think the Lord would have me do. I seek inspiration during my scripture study and pray. When I feel His answers, I try to act promptly. I know that by following that guidance, I can be a better servant of His - and find a greater happiness in this life.