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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a father, an Air Force Officer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah. My wife and I met in the eighth grade and started dating our senior year of high school. After returning home from serving as a missionary to France, we got married and now have three children. We are an Air Force family and are currently living in Mississippi.

Why I am a Mormon

Like many Mormons, I was raised in the Mormon church and, at the age of 8, was baptized; as is customary. However, as I grew older I began asking myself questions about the strength of my convictions. As directed in the scriptures, I decided to pray and ask God whether the Book of Mormon is what it claims to be; an inspired record of ancient peoples translated by His chosen prophet. The answer to my prayer was an emphatic "YES". The Book of Mormon contains the fullness of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

The greatest thing about being a member of the Mormon Church is the opportunities available to help others. Through missionary work, visiting sick members, participating in community service projects, or working with youth I have been able to make life-long friends and have experiences that have positively affected my life. And it's not a one-way street. I have also been the recipient of others' service to my family.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

When the gospel of Jesus Christ was reestablished through His prophet Joseph Smith, the authority to act on behalf of God (known as the priesthood) was also reestablished. We believe that it is necessary for baptism and other ordinances to be performed by one who holds this authority, the priesthood. Show more Show less