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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a family man, I'm a dietitian and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in suburban Melbourne in a loving family which included my parents, 3 sisters and a little brother. Through out my growing up years I loved playing sports, the great outdoors and hanging with my friends. One part of the world that has always captured by imagination is the ocean. I love being in or near the ocean, from surfing, to rock hopping, to fishing, scuba diving or just walking on the beach. Perhaps it was this love of the ocean that attracted me to move to Queensland, the Sunshine state. These days my life is filled with my family, I am blessed to be married to my best friend, Kellie. Together we have had 3 beautiful girls, Abbie, Ella and Scarlett. Abbie is our socialite and a beautiful dancer, Ella is our angel as she didn't quite make it to us and Scarlett is so self-assured and is ready to take on the world.

Why I am a Mormon

The world and life presents so many difficulties and questions. It also presents such overwhelming joy and exhilaration. I'm a Mormon because the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ is contained within the teachings and principles taught by the church. This restored gospel of Jesus Christ allows me to see my place in eternity and gives me a prospective that brings clarity, peace, comfort, love and immeasurable joy. My faith has not always been this strong. As a teenager I had a very inquiring and questioning mind. I needed to know if there was a God and if Jesus Christ's promise was real. I needed to know how I fitted into the grand scheme of things. Through much prayers, scripture study and effort the Holy Spirit gave me pure knowledge that was as real to me as the sun. The knowledge I obtained was that Jesus Christ lives, he has provided a means back to my heavenly home. And that the Lord has restored his gospel through Joseph Smith and that he continues to speak to the children of men through prophets.

How I live my faith

I try to follow my Saviour through loving, understanding and serving others. I do all I can to help others feel loved and needed. One of the special ways I get to do this is by ensuring that I am there for my family, they are treasures that the Lord has blessed me with. I teach them to also follow the Saviour. Some of the ways we do this is through weekly family home evening, family scriptures study and family prayer. I want my children to know I love them and that I love the Lord. One of the greatest way I do this is through including my children and wife in my ministering activities as I serve the Lord as a Bishop of our local ward. It is wonderful to serve and love others but even more so with my family by my side. I love them so much and I love the Lord and his children so much.