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Hi I'm Matthew

I grew up in SE Idaho and attended BYU-Idaho. I love cars and the great outdoors. I love my family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of two handsome boys and my favorite pass time is spending time with them and my lovely wife. We live in the Greater Seattle area where we take advantage of the short summer season by spending time in the outdoors. I love automobiles and frequent car shows and museums often and I enjoy playing sports. Originally from Idaho we are country simpletons at heart and love spending time with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

From a very young age I had an affinity for things of a spiritual nature and often found solace in prayer. My parents were good at nurturing my early desires to pray and to know God. Prayer has guided my life and I have built my relationship with the Savior through frequent conversations with him through the Holy Spirit. I know that God is mindful of our needs both spiritually, physically, and otherwise and if we pray to him he will guide us. I'm a Mormon because I know that God is a God of order and he has always had servants on the Earth that he has called. I know that God has called leaders in our day to guide and direct his affairs and shepherd his children, who we all are. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is his organization on the Earth today, and it is something I have become certain of through prayer and study of his word.

How I live my faith

I am a Webelos leader withe the Boy Scouts of America and enjoy instilling valuable skills and values in the youth. I often teach sunday school and enjoy participating service projects.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

I'm a car guy... everybody knows me as the car guy. When people know you're into cars they always ask what your favorite car is. I can never come up with a good answer because there are so many that I like. However, when I buy a car for my own personal use, I really do my homework. Doing your homework on buying a car is kind of like trying to figure out what religion is best for you. Just like I wouldn't go to a Chrysler dealer to ask about a Ford, I wouldn't go to XYZ church to find out about the Mormons. To really find out if Mormonism is true, you have to try it and you have to give it a good shot. I always assumed a BMW Z3 was pretty cool car... until I drove one and it was utter garbage but there have been some cars I was skeptical about that completely won me over. Religions are as numerous as the variety of cars you see on the streets everyday but I believe that God only intended for there to be one path. I have found that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that path and I have received that answer through trying it out and then asking God if it was right. Show more Show less