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Hi I'm Matthew

I'm a Mormon. I am married, a father, and a physician. I love Jesus Christ and His Church.

About Me

I live in Phoenix, Arizona, where I enjoy the beauties of this world with my wife and two small sons. We enjoy hiking, camping, trips to the park, and visiting zoos, museums, and gardens. I work as an obstetrician-gynecologist and I strive to be a positive impact in the life of each patient I encounter. I have traveled to South America to provide charitable medical care to those in need. If I have spare time I love tennis, reading, watching sports, and participating in my Ward.

Why I am a Mormon

I was exposed to the Church as a young boy, since my parents were active participators in the blessings of the Gospel (teachings of Jesus Christ). I enjoyed attending throughout my youth and this put me on the right track. Upon reaching adulthood I needed to answer the question of whether I believed for myself or whether I just took my parents' word for it. After preparing myself with the mindset that if I received a witness of my faith I would fully dedicate myself to living a Christ-like life, I first searched the words of the prophets by reading the Book of Mormon. And next when I prayed to know if it was true the Spirit of God filled my heart with warmth and understanding and I knew that the Book of Mormon truly contained the word of God, and therefore that Joseph Smith is a true prophet, and that Jesus Christ really is the Savior of the World.

How I live my faith

My priorities are: God, Family, Church, Work, Hobbies. Even though I work 60-80 hours per week, I believe that time and attention can be divided and combined to give appropriate attention to each of these which reflects their relative improtance. I serve in my Ward in the Elders Quorum Presidency. I also support my wife in her calling in the Relief Society Presidency.