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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a Mormon. I have been very happily married for 29 years, and have 5 children. I am a devoted husband and father.

About Me

I love to garden, read, and play with my children. I enjoy playing tennis, riding bikes, and reading stories with them. I love to laugh with my children. I make an amazingly delicious chocolate chip cookie. I love creating or building--whether its organizations, people, or beautiful gardens. I grew up the youngest of eight children. I graduated from Harvard Business School, and have run several successful financial businesses during my business career. I love spending time with my wife who is my best friend. I love the sound of her voice and could listen to her for hours on end. I enjoy going on walks to enjoy the beauty around me. I also love roses.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family that was Mormon, but when became a teenager, I realized I needed to gain my own testimony. I was keeping God's commandments as best I knew how, but I desired to know for myself if God wanted me to be a Mormon. I read the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures. I served my fellow man. I found that as I kept God's commandments and served others, and applied what I read in the scriptures, my life was full of joy and peace. I gained a testimony for myself that God speaks to living prophets today, and that the Book of Mormon is another testament of the mission of Jesus Christ. I learned for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is in fact the restored Church that Christ formed when He lived upon the Earth. I have seen the authority of God restored and used to lift and help others, and I have seen God's great healing power bless His children's lives through this restored priesthood power.

How I live my faith

As I try to live the teachings of Jesus Christ as they are revealed through scripture and modern day prophets, I find my life has meaning and purpose. I have consequently devoted many years of my life to serving God's children. I guess you could say that my main hobby is service. I choose to serve others, because that's what I see that Christ did for us. I love Jesus Christ, and seek to be His disciple by following His teachings and helping those around me.