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Hi I'm Matthew

I live in Nebraska. I am an everyday husband and father, Bishop, and practicing Podiatrist. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Cedar City, Utah. I met my wife at Southern Utah State College, where we graduated together, and went off to Podiatry School, in San Franscisco, California. We then did residency in Colorado. Then off to Las Vegas, to practice for 6 years. 14 years ago, we ended up moving to Nebraska, and have been here ever since. We are the parents of 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. Our oldest is serving a mission for the church in Switzerland. I have a passion for Scouting, and served many years as a Scout Master, before being called to serve as the Bishop of our congregation. Both our boys are Eagle Scouts. I love to spend time with my family. I also love to spend time golfing, when I get a chance. I do miss the red rock country of Southern Utah. But, the plains are beautiful also.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a follower of my Savior, Jesus Christ. Yes, I was born and raised in the church, but I learned at a very young age, how important the Saviors Atonement was in my life. My mother would often say that I was born with a belief in Jesus Christ. My parents where very faithful about taking us to church, every week. My father was a convert to the church, and was not always active, until after he married my mother. I participated, fully, in the Scouting and Youth programs. I remember, very clearly, as a 15 year old young man, as I watched my father tear up as my older left for Italy, to serve a mission for the church. I felt very distinctly, at that moment, that what he was doing, and what my parents had taught me was true, and that I wanted to be a part of that. When I was 11, I made distinct promises to my Heavenly Father, that I would never touch alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. I have lived up to that promise, to this day. As I served a mission, when my time came, and then married my sweetheart in the temple of the Lord, my testimony and knowledge of the Savior, and his restored gospel were solidified in my heart. Now, as I have served in many different callings, and currently serve as a Bishop in our ward, I look to my Savior and his atonement, as my greatest blessing. Each time I sit and gaze upon the paintings of Jesus Christ, and marvel at the opportunity he has given us. The opportunity to have modern revelation, a living prophet, temples, and to have my family sealed to my wife and myself. The opportunity to know that a loving Father in Heaven, and Savior, are standing near me to help. The opportunity to support a young man in the missionfield, as he teaches others of our Saviors love for them. And, the opportunity to be with my parents, and family again, after this life. I love the Lord, and his restored gospel.

How I live my faith

My life is about "Living My Faith". I decided at a very young age, that following the Savior was the only way I could find happiness. Since serving a mission for the church, and raising our family, my wife and I have committed ourselves to serve. We truly believe that we owe the Savior everything. We try to fulfill our callings in the church to the best of our abilities. At the present time she teaches Early Morning Seminary, and has for the last 3 years. This is a program which brings High School aged youth to the church at 6:00 am, every morning, for instruction in the scriptures. I am currently serving as the Bishop of our congregation. We both find much joy and happiness in working and serving with the Youth. I spent many years working in the Scouting organization, and would be happy to serve as a Scout Master for the rest of my life.  I look for opportunities to serve in my community on a daily basis. My "Faith" is the basis for how I live, and treat all people that I come into contact with.