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Hi I'm Wade Eric Mather

Grew up in Colorado, studying engineering and pre-med in Utah, serving a mission in southern California! I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Wade Mather. I come from a family of seven and I am the oldest child with two brothers and two sisters. I love seeing my relationship with each one of my family members grow as time goes on. We live in beautiful Monument, Colorado where the sun is always shining, the snow falls like mad in the winter, and you'll see cows, beautiful fields, forests, hills, and massive mountains in almost all directions! I love to be outside. Whether I'm cleaning up a flower bed, prepping a garden for growing season, or mowing the lawn, I love to do yard work. I also enjoy being in the mountains and foothills. I enjoy hiking and absolutely love mountain biking. I have some great friends that help me get the most out of life. They join me in doing stupid things and at the same time challenge me to progress temporally and spiritually. I know that many of them will be my life-long friends. For the past two years I've been attending school in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah. It's an amazing school with opportunities galore. I am studying Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in pre-medicine. I worked in the Huntsman Cancer Hospital ICU on campus and met so many strong, loving, friendly, happy, and admirable patients going through trials more difficult than I had ever seen. I hope one day to be a doctor that shows sincere care and love for patients that need hope and solace.

Why I am a Mormon

Since being able to think for myself, I've been aware that there is a God. I've been aware that Jesus Christ came to earth and was crucified. I've felt the comfort and direction of the Holy Ghost. I recently (2012) realized that my life was not centered on these things in any way. I am not the type of person that sits on the fence and I recognized that I needed to commit myself either to the teachings and commandments of Jesus Christ or continue living a life of spiritual unawareness. I have committed to the former and feel the spirit telling me that I have begun a worthwhile pursuit. I know that my decision to live this way will bless me throughout my life. It will bring me closer to each member of the Godhead. I will feel guidance as I decide what to do with my life. I will feel comfort in decisions I make. Trials that are sure to appear in my life will be easier to overcome with an increased eternal perspective. I will be a better husband and father (when the day comes). My future home will be centered on Jesus Christ and his Gospel and will be filled with love. I bear witness that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints provides all the tools that make it possible for us to find peace and joy in this life and exaltation in the life to come! The Church provides the means by which I can grow and strengthen my faith, deepen my relationship with my Heavenly Father and his Son, and live my life now to dwell with them again!

How I live my faith

For my faith to grow and stay strong, I know I need to focus on it every day in one way or another. I like to begin and end each day with open and sincere prayer to my Heavenly Father, thanking him for the things I am blessed with, asking for forgiveness for my mistakes and asking for strength to grow and live righteously. I enjoy reading the scriptures every day because they refresh my awareness of God's Plan of Happiness as well as his role in our lives. I know that service is a way to strengthen faith and I want to get better at finding ways each day to help others succeed and feel better about themselves. I try my best to accept other people for who they are and what they believe. I think daily upon the family I have been blessed to be a part of. My religion is the foundation upon which I define myself and from which my actions stem. I am far from perfect and never will be in this life, but I know that as I implement in my life the values that Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints endorses, my faith will continue to grow and I will progressively become a better person.