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Hi I'm Debbie Matthews

Motocross Pioneer, Champion, Mother, Entrepreneur, this Grandma likes fast company and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born and raised in California, the outdoors feels home to me. Being city; but surrounded by desert, ocean and mountains has provided the perfect enviornment (playground) to produce a strong, independant Women's Motocross Champion. I'm a grandmother, who likes life best with the wind in her hair and the sun on her face. I like the sound of a healthy car or motorcycle engine and the speed that follows when you crack that throttle. I'm a mother of two, married to her high school sweetheart, who I ran off the racetrack on our first date. I have traveled across the USA, racing professional Motocross, mentoring and coaching new and experienced riders, while sharing the gospel through my passion, motorcycling. While I thrive on competition, I thrive in the gospel. There is nowhere more peaceful than within the walls of the temple. In the temple, I find clarity, simplicity, truth and love... I find peace and a rememberance of what is most important to me...FAMILY.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has brought me a deeper, more meaningful understanding of my purpose here on the earth. It has brought clarity amidst darkeness, peace amid chaos, joy even while enduring pain. Being a Mormon is not something I do on just on Sunday, it is a way of everyday living. Being a disciple of Jesus Christ means learning the gospel and acting upon that knowledge. Christ's true Church is a living church and he is the head. My life is fuller, richer, and happier as I strive to live the gospel. The principles of family, priesthood, temple worship, discipleship, charity, love and the pure light of the gospel provide the core values essential to happiness. Being Mormon grounds my faith. I know that I am a daughter of our Heavenly Father and that he knows and cares about me and those around me. I know who I am, what my mission is on earth and where I am going when this mortal life is complete. This builds my faith and gives me great peace.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is a daily experience involving personal dedication, strength in core values and absolute trust in the Lord, and his tender mercies for his children. I find great strength in following the teachings of the Savior and doing my best to emulate those to the people the Lord puts in my path on my journey. Heavenly Father has allowed me to utilize my talents and passion for motorcycling, to teach, inspire, influence and bless the lives of those around me by helping them recognize their true spiritual heritage, gain confidence in their abilities to better themselves and how to prayerfully gain a personal relationship with their Heavenly Father. I have held many callings in the church. While each calling has provided different learning experiences and growth, without question the ones treasured most are serving at the temple, working with the youth and visiting with other women to share stories of faith, testimony and challenges, uplifting and edifying eachother. My faith and testimony are truly the core of my soul. My love and gratitude for Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ grow deeper with each passing day. Each day I try to pause for a moment to ponder and to recognize the millions of little miracles of life the Lord sends us to experience every day. Taking this time helps me to see how important each of us are to our Heavenly Father. He loves us so much that if we take the time to look, we will see how an experience, a seemly unimportant small occurance in our lives can truly shape our eternal destiny. Life is not random. It is built on choices; choices of faith, commitment, integrity, love and compassion. It is built on a testimony and deep abiding faith in our Lord and Savior. It is built on God.