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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a hotel manager. I love to run. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a hotel manager. I love working with people and making their day. Just a few years ago, I married my best friend. We enjoy eating good food and watching television shows together. I was raised in the South Bay Area, California, where both my parents grew up and met. I am the oldest of four children. I love my family. We are all very close. A few years ago, I served a mission for the Church in Argentina. It was the best experience of my life! I also love to run and compete regularly in road races. I've completed two marathons and now I’m addicted and can’t wait to run another one!

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I have come to know for myself that the Gospel is true. I grew up in the Church—both my parents attend church actively. Going to Church was what our family did. I had very little personal choice in the matter. But when I left home after high school it was up to me to decide if I wanted to continue to attend. Luckily, I had already come to know that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was a modern prophet of God. So the decision for me was easy. I continue to be a faithful member of the Church because I have a strong testimony witness of the truthfulness of the Gospel. I feel peace, comfort, and security in believing the truths of the Gospel. I want others to experience the same joy I have.

How I live my faith

I believe that each of us influences those around us, for better or for worse. The Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches me what I need to do in order to be happy and to be a good example to others. There are a few things that I do that are especially helpful to me in my life. I read the scriptures and pray daily. I attend church meetings each week. And I serve others as much as I am able. I hope that my example encourages people to be better. It is not easy, and I am challenged daily. But I know that God is mindful of my desires and helps me along the way. I find that when I follow the commandments, the Lord blesses me with inner peace and gives me strength to focus my energies outward towards others.