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Hi I'm Matt Westcott

Born in Iowa, raised in Mississippi. Southern as it gets. I'm a twin. I am a Mississippi Mormon.

About Me

I am 33 years old. I have been happily married since 2004. My wife is the "loctite" glue that sticks our family together. We have two children, 7 year old son and 5 year old daughter. I work as a Retread Plant Manager. Hobbies I enjoy are golf, basketball, football, softball, disc golf, and especially spending time with the family. I had the opportunity to serve a mission from Dec 1999 - Dec 2001 in the state of Idaho. I really enjoyed serving the Lord 24-7. I first met my wife on Feb. 14th, 2004 and found true happiness as we dated and prepared to be sealed for time and all eternity. We were married Dec. 11, 2004. I have been serving as the Bishop of the Tupelo ward since Nov. 2011

Why I am a Mormon

I was first introduced to the church as a 12 year old young man. While watching television one day after school I saw a church commerical advertising the Family First video. As I recall it mentioned a few topics that caught my attention: the need to improve family relations with your siblings, FREE 1800 phone call, FREE video, FREE delivery. So I called and the lady ask for my address and contact information. Two days later missionaries knocked on our door. My mom welcomed them in reluctantly and they shared the video. I don't remember much of that visit as I thought they were FBI agents not missionaries. My mom kept listening to the elders while my bro & I would sneak out the back door as the elders were knocking at the front door, we would go down the road to play ball with neighbor kids until they left. After several months two new elders came to town and started playing ball with us in the back yard and earned our trust then invited us in to be taught the gospel. Then one Sunday we decided as a family to attend the LDS church. We felt the spirit and were baptized in Nov of 1993. My testimony is simple. The Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ is on earth today. It is led by Christ himself through direct revelation to a modern day prophet. The Book of Mormon is the word of God, it is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know where I came from, why I am here, and where I am going.

How I live my faith

I have had the blessing to serve in the church in various leadership positions. I love the scripture that says "when ye are in the service of your fellow being ye are only in the service of your God." I really enjoy working with the youth of the church of all ages. I am a strong advocate of Scouting. I earned my Eagle Scout at the age of 17. I am a firm believer in the verse that states "whom The Lord calls, The Lord qualifies!" I need that qualification daily!

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Matt Westcott
Families are so important to us because they are eternal in nature. We can have the blessing of being with our family not only for this mortal life but for time and all eternity. We learn from one another, we serve one another, we teach one another, we love one another. The Lord's great plan is for families to be the central part of both this life and the life to come. In a world that is constantly devaluing the sanctity of marriage and of the sacred procreative power it is vital that we take a stand for truth and righteousness and remember to always be engaged in creating a safe haven for this eternal unit known as the family. Show more Show less