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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a SoCal accountant, married to the most elegant woman, father of an extremely active boy and, oh yeah, I'm Mormon.

About Me

Aside from my introduction, I got married to my wife in 2008. During the beginning of 2010, my wife gave birth to our son. I graduated in 2010 with an accouting degree. At the end of July 2010 we moved to Southern California to start a job as an accountant. I'm currently studying for my CPA exam and trying not to go crazy. I'm good at school and studying, but dislike it very much. So studying for the CPA exam is going to be a challenge! If I could have my way, I would like to be an avid scuba diver. There is something about the ocean that makes me want to explore it!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger I attended church because of my parents. I didn't want to make them upset and it was fun to go, but, as I got older, it became a pain to attend. I wanted to sleep in, watch tv, hang out with friends, etc. I was running off the faith of others and it wasn't sufficient any longer. When I was 17 I realized that something was missing and I wasn't as happy as I had used to be. I was waiting for something to change, I needed something to change. While I was reading my scriptures, one experience stuck out to me. In the short book of Enos, I read of how Enos "hungered" for truth. He wanted a change, just like me. He "wrestled" with, I assume, his desires. And ultimately, his sins where forgiven. A lot more happened than that, but being forgiven was what stuck out to me. My soul lurched when I read that part. I hungered for the exact same thing! Through powerful prayer and some wonderful experiences, I became more active in the church, followed more closely to God's commandments, and started to feel happy again. Ever since then I've been trying to make my life one that is in accord with my Heavenly Father. That is where I get my lasting joy. That is where I feel peace.

How I live my faith

After I decided to follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it wasn't the easiest process for me. It took time and effort. Usually the benefits of living the Gospel don't come right away, so making the sacrifice, like paying tithing, looks unappealing. One of the downfalls of this day and age is a lack of patience. So waiting for blessings becomes a painful task for some. However, with out fail, the Lord will bless me for my faith, and, over time, it becomes easier to live my faith. At this point I have my problems, but they never become more important than my duty to serve God and others. I feel extremely blessed to be able to teach my faith, with my wife, in Sunday School. We teach children that are six and seven. It's such a faith builder to teach these kids, but they are not the only ones learning. I learn so much from these amazing individuals every week.