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Hi I'm Isaac Mathews

I am an educator. I also love to write and play music. I'm happily married with four children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, father, and musician. I am an elementary school teacher who loves to have fun and learn new things. I love to spend time with my wife because she is my best friend. Together, we enjoy helping our children develop and grow every day. Our little family has a lot of fun too. Art and music is an important part of life for me. I believe God has given us many opportunities and things to enjoy life. I am an optimistic, creative, and caring person.

Why I am a Mormon

The teachings of the Church bring great joy to me because they help to understand why I am here and how to live with God again. I find meaning and purpose in my life as I learn of Heavenly Father's plan for us. When I see God's love for me and all people, I feel the great desire to share that love with my family, friends, and neighbors. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true source of truth and love for the world. Jesus Christ has done so much for all God's children. I feel in debt to Him for His eternal sacrifice. Everything I do to help others brings joy and peace to my life. When I serve others, I have a deep happiness that I will never forget. The greatest and most joyful experiences in my life have been the times that I have shared with my family and friends. All of my blessings come from knowing God and His plan of salvation. I will work to serve God my whole life because there is no greater purpose than to help others and to share what brings me joy.

How I live my faith

Every day I look for ways to help someone. Sometimes I do something to help my wife or my children, but sometimes it is a simple thing like holding a door open for someone who has a disability. Little simple things everyday adds up to be powerful ways to do good in the world. I may not be able to do a lot, but the little I can do I do it with love. I am currently serving as a Bishop in my area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A Bishop in the LDS Church is comparable to a Pastor of a congregation in Protestant Churches. Mormons call areas of 400-500 people "wards". I am responsible for making sure that every position in the ward is not only filled but the teachers, leaders, and members are happy and have their needs met. Every Sunday I conduct meetings with teachers and group leaders to make sure the children, youth, and adults in our area are safe and well (physically, financially,. and spiritually). I love to share my faith and love with people of other faiths too. I really enjoy studying other religions, cultures, and perspectives because I believe that I can learn from everyone. We are all God's children. I look for the good in all people no matter what their language, skin color, gender, or beliefs may be. I strive to always treat others how I want to be treated, and that brings me great joy. I pray to God everyday and research truths in the Holy Scriptures in order to learn how to someday return to live with God with my family again.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Isaac Mathews
Each member of the Church has the choice to serve a mission when they reach the appropriate age (19 for young men and 21 for young women). I served a mission because I felt that I owed my life to God. I know He has given me everything, and I gave my time willingly and lovingly. God has given us so much. We owe our whole souls to Him. We are in debt to the Lord because He has given us our lives and purpose. It is an honor to share my time, talents, and means to share the gospel with others. I find great peace and joy as I serve the Lord. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Isaac Mathews
Living in a world that is increasingly secular, it is sometimes difficult to know and show if something is true without trying to provide physical "proof" or evidence. But God is able to speak to our hearts and minds in ways that can not be physically proven or demonstrated in a laboratory. I have come to know that Mormonism, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Book of Mormon is true (from God) by learning, reading, pondering, and praying to know for myself. I have prayed and asked God my Heavenly Father if it is true. A feeling of comfort came to my heart, and my mind could see and understand that the principles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are from heaven. As I live the principles of Mormonism I feel happy. I live to help people in my family, community, Church, and friends. The Mormons seek to live true to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Living a life of service is a way to know that Mormonism is true. Just as the Savior taught: (I paraphrase) if we will do God's will, we will know it is of God (John 7:17). Living God's laws will protect and bless us. If all people lived the truths of Mormonism, the world would be a safe, prosperous, and happy place! Jesus taught, ..."by their fruits ye shall know them." (Matthew 7:20). The fruits of Mormonism are all good! Show more Show less