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Hi I'm Matt

I am a Graduate of the University of Oregon! I'm a Duck and I'm Mormon!

About Me

I am an outdoor enthusiast, I love hiking, camping, white-water rafting, fishing, hunting, and especially beach combing. I also love sports; football, golf, basketball, just to name a few I still enjoy playing! I am a father of a daughter and 3 boys, and they keep me and my wife very busy. We have been married for 23 funfilled years of wonderful family vacations; our favorite is Yellowstone! I have a Bachelors Degree from University of Oregon - GO DUCKS! - and a Masters Degree from University of Phoenix. Education has always been an important part of my life and continues to be as I learn more and more every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is the One who can understand me when noone else can. I love His teachings that help me and my family learn how to love and be there for each other in happy and sad times, failures and successes, and when we feel alone in the world; we can be like Him and be there for our family. Through Him, my family and friends can be together forever, that's why I'm Mormon. I know that is true, the Holy Ghost confirmed that to me through scripture study, prayer, and going to church.

How I live my faith

Currently, I work with about 100 active young men and young women ages 12-19, planning and carrying out activities that are fun and exciting for all that come and participate. As a youth leader, I am able to share some of my life experiences that have molded to just me, but my children, and I hope my grandchildren some day. I thoroughly enjoy studying Christ's experiences in the scriptures, He has the power to change lives. My life has been full of happiness because I have chosen to live by His teachings. I can always find something good in life, no matter what happens to me or my family.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Every time I go out hiking or rafting, or even listening to my son's a capella choir sing beautiful music, I know God has given all these beautiful things and gifts for me to enjoy and bring me true happiness. Show more Show less