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Hi I'm Riley Matthews

I am a product manager for a software-as-a-service company. I am blessed with a beautiful family. I am thankful that I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah. My fathers family was converted to the Church when he was a young boy. My mothers family has been LDS (Mormon) for many generations. Both found each other, were sealed in the temple and had four children. I am the second oldest, but oldest son of the family. I grew up in a small rural town near the mountains of northern Utah were I made my playground. Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Skateboarding, running cross-country, fishing, hiking, and all other outdoor activities occupied my time as a young man. I continue to enjoy all of these activities with my family. I served as a missionary for our Lord Jesus Christ in Buenos Aires, Argentina (west mission). I love those people with all my heart. I have now been married to my beautiful wife for 6 years and have a handsome 2 year old boy. I have a Business Administration degree and will be graduating with my MBA this spring 2014. I am also a product manager for a SaaS company within the healthcare space. The Lord has be very gracious to me through out my life. I could never stop thanking Him, serving Him, or having faith in Him. I love Him and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I cannot abandon or turn my back on something I know, with a surety from our Heavenly Father, to be 100% true. A wise man responded to this same question by simply offering up an additional question in return asking, "Why Not?". I love this response and ask all who are honestly considering the concept to thoughtfully and prayerfully reflect on the profound answer that can come from such a simple inquiry. Search for the Holy Ghost in your reflections upon the scriptures, put your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and prayerfully follow what you know to be true. I promise that you will come to feel the same way I feel. You will have such a burning desire to follow the truth that you will never look back, but only forward toward our Savior Jesus Christ. Being part of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ offers up eternal promises. If we are continually faithful, we will have the opportunity to live with our loved ones for eternity and not just for a brief few years on earth. I know that I could not bear to lose my wife and son forever after I am passed away. The potential to create my eternal family and receive eternal life with that family, living alongside my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ, is truly one of the greatest gifts, or perks you might say, of being a Mormon. Being a Mormon simply means: to be a faithful member of the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints. Though the title may be simple, the responsibility is not. Being a Mormon also represents a continual desire to be a true believer, dedicated follower, righteous disciple, and humble servant to the Lord Jesus Christ. We are not asked to be perfect, but to strive for perfection. Being a Mormon may come with this heavy price or title of responsibility, However, I testify that such personal sacrifice will never outweigh the joy that comes as a gift to our faithfulness. For these reasons, and along with so many others, I am very grateful I can say that I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Pray every morning, every evening, and always carry a prayer in my heart. Ask for continual forgiveness from loved ones as well as my Heavenly Father. Seek to be better each day. I continually try and push away the temptations that can negatively effect my life. I study the Gospel of Jesus Christ as often as I can and when ever I have "down time" during the day (I use my scripture app on my phone, you might think I am texting when really I am trying to take notes or highlight a scripture). I am a group secretary for my ward. I have three families I home teach. I try to share my testimony of the gospel through my words and actions as often as I can. I sincerely enjoy helping those in need. The smile that comes after an act of kindness is truly priceless.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Riley Matthews
I do believe and know through the testimony of the Holy Ghost that our loving Father in Heaven has chosen, called, and ordained a living Prophet on earth today. He is our Heavenly Father's mouth piece and His extended arms. God has always called prophets and will continue to do so. To hear the voice of our, and your, Prophet is a blessing and joy. Our Prophet President Thomas S. Monson is inspired by the very Father we pray to and direct are faith to each and every day. We do not worship our Father's chosen Prophets and Seers, present or past. However, through their teachings and guidance we are able to worship our Father in Heaven and our Lord Jesus Christ in a correct and righteous manner. Many Christians in this world would probably give anything to go back to see and hear our Savior Jesus Christ. A wonderful truth I know of is, that these good christian people (or anyone seeking to learn of our Savior Jesus Christ) can still have hope. I testify that they can hear the Savior's words even in present times. If they seek out and heed the counsel and teachings of our Heavenly Father's modern day prophets, they would be receiving the direct teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ as if they were sitting by his side in ancient times. Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father speak to us through these inspired men. It is wise to follow the prophet of our Savior. Show more Show less