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Hi I'm Matt Schneider

I'm a Colorado native. I'm a husband and a father. I'm a computer programmer. I'm a gamer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Colorado and raised Presbyterian but left that faith when I was still a teenager. I drifted spiritually for a long time after that. After graduating from high school I went into the Army to earn money for college and to serve my country. While in the army I got to see some of the world but definitely not all of it. I plan to see the rest someday. Perhaps I will go someplace interesting on a senior mission and see another piece. After leaving the Army I started my degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Colorado. Shortly after that I met my future wife who introduced me to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and we got married. It was an instant family since she already had a great 6-year old little boy. Needless to say that slowed down my degree progress so it took ten years instead of four. Boy was I glad when that was done. Obvious by my major, I have a passion for computers and electronic but I also love to mountain bike and recently I have developed a pension for road biking. It was all worth it; the Army, the schooling, the Church, and especially the family.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because my wife introduced me to the church and I could just feel that it was right. That might sound weird coming from an engineer because we are trained to look at things scientifically and objectively. I would argue that many scientists and engineers feel that an idea is right long before they can prove it so. Over the years after my conversion I have seen the blessings and benefits that come from following the teachings of Christ and the council of the Prophets, and I take those as my observable proof that what I first felt is true. That is why I continue to be a Mormon and always will be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following Christ’s council to “love thy neighbor as thy self”. I try to live this commandment by helping out when I can with what the Lord has blessed me with; whether it be time, money, or talent. Sometimes it’s as simple as saying “Good day” to a stranger on the street. You would be amazed at how many people this simple act surprises. I try especially hard when behind the wheel of a car. It is so easy to slip into rude or even angry behavior when we are anonymous to those around us in our cars. I just remind myself that we are all God’s children and that He wants us to treat each other well and uplift one another and not break one another down.