What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Matt

I'm a husband, ballroom dancer, CPA, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a Mormon family, and having had the opportunity to serve a Mormon mission in the french-speaking region of Belgium I gained a testimony of the peace and joy that this gospel brings to all who seek out the Savior. After my mission I attended Brigham Young University-Idaho. It was after I graduated from BYU-I that I was searching for my purpose in the professional sense and was led towards a career in corporate accounting. I subsequently studied for and passed CPA exam, earning my CPA license and now work as a financial analyst in the greater Seattle area. Looking back I know that the Lord had a plan for me and while I may not have realized it at the time, all the time spent searching for my purpose in life was a necessary step to get me to where I am today. My college sweetheart and I were married nearly eight years ago. In my spare time, I love to play games, ballroom dance, read thrillers and sci-fi novels, do jigsaw puzzles with my wife, and play with our three cats.

Why I am a Mormon

The emphasis on eternal families is very special to me as I reflect on how my wife and I can live forever in God's kingdom after this earth life is over. I know that this gospel brings the greatest happiness into my life and can bring great happiness into the lives of others. I have felt blessed in so many ways in my life, thanks to God's mercy and His desire for His children to be happy. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching the youth in my church how to ballroom dance and dance etiquette. I also go to visit other families in our church to share a spiritual message with them and to offer any service that may be needed. And when families move in or out of our ward's geographic boundaries, I help them move their belongings.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

I willingly pay 10% of my income to the Church because I know that all of what I have been given comes from God. By giving back 10% when He has given me everything, I am blessed with increased sense of gratitude for the things that my Heavenly Father lets me keep. I know that these funds are strictly accounted for and I feel good in knowing that I am doing my part to contribute to advancing God's work here on the earth. Show more Show less