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Hi I'm Matt

I am a husband, father and med student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, father and medical student; I enjoy each of these roles. I like improvising on the piano and doing an occasional art project. I have interests in biomedical research and inventing.

Why I am a Mormon

The story of why I am a Mormon is a story told by many members of the church. My parents are members, their parents were members and their parents were members. But why do I remain a member? I feel something special when I obey the words of our prophets. They say we should read the scriptures, pray and ask our Heavenly Father if this is His church. We are all children of our Heavenly Father and He wants to personally inspire each of us to get to know Him better. I have and you can too.

How I live my faith

I seek to live my faith every moment of every day. My faith is part of who I am and who I am becoming. Basically, I choose to follow the precepts taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, because I find that when I do I am happier and can feel God's Spirit stronger. I also know that times when I have not followed what God wants me to do I feel the Holy Ghost's influence less. But when I ask God to forgive me and do all I can to reverse the effects of what I have done wrong, I can feel the Holy Ghost helping me again. I live my faith by the Spirit. Another way I live my faith is by serving in the Church. I work with the full-time missionaries in our ward (our geographical congragation) and help coordinate their efforts with those of the ward leadership. In doing this I have the chance to meet people that do not belong to our Church who are interested in knowing more about it. It is my privilege to get to know them and answers their questions about the Church and its doctrine. I also have a responsibility to teach a few other families in our ward in their home on a monthly basis. This is a chance for me to get to know them on a more personal level, seek to meet needs they might have, and relay to ward leaders ways they can help the members I teach. In the Church we call this "Home Teaching" and it is just another one of the many ways I live my faith.