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Hi I'm Mat

I'm just your typical happy go lucky guy and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I am not at work I like to spend time working out or playing video games. However, given the fact that I am the father of a 1 year old (born on Thanksgiving day 2010), I prefer to spend most my free time with my wife and little girl. When I was younger I earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America at age 14, earned my blackbelt in United Fighting Arts Federation at 18 and went on a full time mission for my church at 19 to Arcadia California. When I got off my mission I went to BYU-Idaho and graduated with a BS in Accounting. From there I worked at the public accounting firms CBIZ and Deloitte. Currently I work for in Dallas as an auditor, and looking forward to having many more children.

Why I am a Mormon

Like many people in the LDS church, I was born to parents that were active members. However, just because my parents were members are not the only reason I am a member. In James 1:5 God tells us that if we lack wisdom we can ask him. When I was twelve years old I wanted to know what God wanted me to do and what church was His church. The beautiful thing about prayer is that it is a two way conversation, not just man talking aimlessly to a wall. I asked God, and He answered my prayers. Like after the Savior was resurrected and he walked with the two men and their hearts burned because they were speaking with the Lord, so did my heart as I spoke with God asking him if the LDS church His church. I am a Mormon because God told me it is His true church. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. I know the Book of Mormon as well as the Bible are the word of God given to men to guide them back to our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I start my days with scripture study and prayer. On Sundays I go to church with my family. Beyond my worshiping I try to always help any one in need no matter how small the task.