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Hi I'm Matthew

I'm was a missionary in the Mexico City East Mission. I'm a son, a husband, a father (pretty soon), a web designer, and a Mormon.

About Me

I had not edited this in a while so there are some major updates to add. I love computers, sports especially football, and reading. I am currently enrolled at my community college in my second and hopefully final year of a web design associates degree. "I would say that serving a mission in Mexico City has been the highlight of my life so far" was my old quote, now I would probably say the highlight is feeling my son kick around in my wife's ever-growing belly. It teaches me so much about who I am and who God is. All of these things really give me a unique perspective on the important things in life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My father came to the United States from Sicily with his family when he was just 8 years old. Some 20 years later, he met two young missionaries and was baptized after reading the Book of Mormon in about a week. He was intrigued by the Lord's promise that we can be together forever with our families because he had recently lost his mother. My mom's family had been living in Illinois and later moved to New Jersey during which time my grandma was contacted by two sister missionaries. Soon after, my grandma and her two daughters (one being my mother obviously) were baptized followed almost 10 years later by my grandpa. You might think, this question says, why are you a Mormon, not why are your parents Mormons. I attribute my church membership and dedication to the gospel at least in part to the great faith and strength of my parents. They taught me to read the scriptures, to pray, to attend church meetings and to serve others. That being said, at the age of 17 when I finally knelt to pray and ask God if this church was true, my answer came quickly and interestingly enough, in the form of a question. I had the strong impression that the Lord was asking me, "Why are you asking if you already know it is true?" I know that Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. He has blessed me in more ways than 1500 characters could capture. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am Young Men's President in my ward and I find that it is a daily struggle to instill in the parents, the same love and care that I have developed for the young men as I have worked with them. I study the scriptures daily, and I do my best to serve in all other church functions and responsibilities. I try to be an example of my faith to those around me.