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Hi I'm Matt Cowley

I grew up in Colorado, I work as an engineer at the NASA Johnson Space Center, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married (12 yrs) to a wonderful wife and have 3 great kids. I'm an engineer and specialize in biomechanics (robotics mixed with physiology). I currently work for Lockheed Martin as a contractor at NASA. I grew up in Colorado in the foothills of the Rockies and developed a love of the outdoors. I also enjoy art (drawing, painting, photography), reading, gardening, and of course, a good Sci-Fi movie.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe it. I was born into the Mormon faith, so I grew up believing that Christ and God were alive and active in our lives. However, in my teen years, I had a lot of questions about our faith and Christianity in general and why there were so many religions on the earth. I studied most other major religions of our day and learned to appreciate the truths they taught. But, I didn't find the answers I was looking for, only more questions. I even looked to Science to see if the answers were hidden there. They weren't. I came to realize that there were no easy to find answers to all of life’s mysteries, but there was a way to find them. I had felt the Holy Ghost testify to my mind and heart at times that what I was learning was truth and I knew that I could find the answers if I had patience and diligence. God didn't want us to walk in total darkness, but he wasn't going to spoon feed us either. I had felt the promptings of the Holy Ghost telling me of the truths of the Restored Gospel, but I wanted something more. I can remember the first time I really felt that burning confirmation. I was a young man and was sharing my belief to friends that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he restored Christ’s church in our day. The Holy Ghost bore a powerful testimony to me that what I was saying was the truth. From that day on I've continued forward, learning little by little, and building my faith one step at a time.

How I live my faith

I currently serve in the church by helping to teach and organize the men and the service we perform for the church. I also help by making sure that a few of the families in the ward are taken care of if any they run into any of life's trials.