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Hi I'm Matt King

I have two rambunctious boys. I work for Boeing. I enjoy more cookies than I should. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of two young boys that keep me running. They provide for new challenges and adventures in learning to raise them. I enjoy coming home from work to be greeted by their smiling faces, hugs, and plethora of energy. I graduated from BYU-Idaho with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I now work for Boeing as a Structural Design Engineer and enjoy engineering small portions of airplanes. When I'm not playing with my boys or working, I am fixing things around the house, cooking, or spending time with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

Back in the mid 1800's, my ancestor from England, Daniel King, received a Book of Mormon while traveling as a sailor. After reading it and becoming converted to the teachings of Christ, he joined the Mormons in Salt Lake City. I am one of several generations of Mormons from his posterity. Despite being born into this religion, I had to come to know for myself the teachings of this church are true and of value to my life. Soon after my parents moved, and in trying to make new friends, I found myself involved in a conversation regarding the creation of the universe and God's involvement. I found myself wondering If God is really there and questioning everything I had been taught in growing up as a Mormon. I remember being taught that if I asked God through prayer about the things I was taught, he would provide an answer. So one evening I knelt down and prayed and asked if He is there and about the things I had been taught. I received an answer confirming in my heart that God is there, that the things I was taught are indeed true, and that God loves me. Me and science still have many questions about the universe, but I am grateful for a few simple answers from God that he has revealed to me. The teaching of Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ himself, has helped make me a happy man and bring joy to my life. Despite life's difficulties I think we all face in some form or another, my religion strengthens my resolve things will eventually get better if I keep a positive attitude and do my best to make it through whatever I may be facing. Just as I want the best for my young ones, God wants the best for all of us and is willing to help when we ask.

How I live my faith

Because I am often a forgetful man, I enjoy going to church each week to remind me of what I should be doing to become a better man and feel God's love. At church I accompany the congregation with my organ playing. I sometimes think of it as torturing the congregation with my organ playing, but everyone is too kind to say anything about it. Either way, I enjoy serving with music. I also play the piano for the kids (3-11 years old) during Sunday school. I especially enjoy hearing my oldest son belt out the words he knows once in a while. During the week I try to study the scriptures so can learn more about my religion, draw closer to God, and perhaps answer a few questions using them. I enjoy answering some of the questions I get from those around me who aren't Mormons, but are curious about our religion.