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Hi I'm Matt

I'm from England. I'm a qualified primary school teacher and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love to play sport, it brings people together (as long as it's not too competitive). My favourite sports are football and tennis. I have completed my studies at University in Primary Education and now have a job as a Primary School Teacher. I am married to my wonderful wife and have been for three years. We also have a wonderful baby boy, Joshua, with another baby on the way. I love my family and the principle that we can be together forever - because it's true!

Why I am a Mormon

I was brought up in the Church by my wonderful parents. However - there came a point where I had to learn the truth for myself, and not live off my parents testimony. I started to question the things I had been taught simply because I wanted to know for myself if they were true. This was around about when I was 15 years old. According to a promise given by the prophet at the time (President Gordon B. Hinckley), I read the entire Book of Mormon in between Aug-Dec 2005. I prayed to know the truthfulness of that Book...and I received an answer by the power of the Holy Ghost, exactly as a promise in the Book said I would (see Moroni 10:4-5). As such, I know that Christ is indeed my Saviour and Redeemer. I also know the scriptures to be true; the Bible and the Book of Mormon and that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. I am a member of this Church as I know it to be Christ's Church restored again to the Earth as it was in His day with the priesthood authority of God.

How I live my faith

I currently work with the men aged 18+ as Elders Quorum President, where I aim to help the members of that Quorum grow in the Gospel and come closer to Christ. I also serve as a 'home teacher' where I look after designated families and ensure their needs are catered for (physical and spiritual). I also served as a Young Men's President from 2010-2012 where I supported and led the Young Men's group in my Ward, providing lessons, activities and support to the 12-17 year old young men. I recently finished serving a 2 year full-time mission for the Church in the England Leeds Mission.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Matt
Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith. We recognise him as a prophet, but he was under the direction of the One who we do worship, Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and Saviour. Joseph Smith was merely the mouthpiece for the Lord, as with Moses, Noah and Enoch. Whilst we do recognise the price he paid fulfilling this role, we recognise, with infinitely greater awe and wonder, the price Jesus Christ paid on the cross for us. Show more Show less