Hi I'm Matt
I'm a lawyer and a Yale graduate. I love my wife. I'm a Mormon.
I represent banks and lending institutions for a living. As a hobby, I translate Chinese publications into English. My wife and I drive a truck that runs on straight vegetable oil. My brother-in-law converted the engine to run that way. In the 1990s, I served a mission sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with Chinese speaking families in the Los Angeles area.
Why I am a Mormon
My mom met with missionaries from the church when I was in grade school. I first read the Book of Mormon when I was 14 years old. In this church, the important thing is to read the Bible and the Book of Mormon for yourself, and pray about them to God for yourself, to decide whether their message is true. I did that, and I am so glad I did. When I first started college, I learned the Greek language and read the New Testament part of the Bible in the original Greek language. A close study of the teachings of the Bible strongly reinforced my beliefs. Everything about my church gives my life tremendous meaning and a sense of purpose. My wife and I had a baby daughter who passed away two years ago. We know that we will be united with her again, because we believe that happy family relationships last forever.
How I live my faith
I go to church meetings on Sundays where I have a lot of good friends. One of the great things about my church is that no matter where you go in the world, you can always find good new friends there. I also serve in the church by helping set appointments and keep minutes at meetings for a regional church president, who happens to be another one of my good friends.