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Hi I'm Matt

I grew up in Texas. I am a proud father and husband and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the proud father of 4 wonderful children. Professionally I work for a global food company. When I am not working or spending time with my family, I enjoy working out in my local crossfit gym.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have gained a testimony of the restored gospel. My parents are Mormon, so I was raised in this church. I always attended church, but never spent much time really thinking about whether or not it was true. As I approached my 19th birthday, it came time for me to really think about whether or not I would go on a mission. The only way I could go on a mission and testify about this church was to really have a testimony of my own. I remember kneeling down in my apartment in College Station Texas and asking my father in heaven if this was indeed his true church and if I should go out and serve him as a missionary. As I prayed I had a powerful feeling overcome me and tell me that yes this was his church and that yes I should go on a mission. I can trace almost everything good in my life to that decision to really begin to serve the Savior Jesus Christ. I am grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who is willing to answer his children when they come to him in prayer. Over the years I have had the opportunity to ask again about the truthfulness of this church and specific principles, and each and every time I have come to know through the power of the Holy Ghost that they are true.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have had the opportunity to serve in our church in a number of different ways. When my wife and I were first married we were asked to attend a local unit of Spanish speakers to help them out (both my wife and I learned Spanish on as missionaries). It was a great opportunity to serve others who were new to the church and excited to draw closer to their Savior. I have also had the opportunity to work in the Cub Scouts program. For about 2 years while I was attending business school in Chicago, I was the Webelos leader. It was a great experience to work with 10 year old boys and help them achieve things that they thought were too difficult to achieve. My favorite opportunity to serve is through what we call home teaching. Members are assigned other families to visit and care for regularly. Although this comes as an assignment initially, as you really serve someone and try to see them through the lens that the Savior sees them, you grow to love them as he loves them. On more than one occasion the family that I home teach has become an extended family to me.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Matt
We believe the family to be the most important unit on this earth. Through our families we learn to grow and develop as the Savior would have us grow. It is also through our families (parents, siblings, and children) that we learn to have the greatest experiences of our lives and find true happiness in this life on earth. Show more Show less