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Hi I'm Matthew

I live in Utah. I'm a husband and a father of five. I love the outdoors. I write. I volunteer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of five children. I work as a copy editor for a magazine. I speak fluent French. In my spare time I volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. I'm also writing a fantasy novel. I love to hike, bike, backpack and rock climb. If there's an excuse to get outdoors I'll find it.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always felt the hand of our Heavenly Father in my life, offering comfort and guidance during difficult times. I was raised in a Mormon home, but we rarely attended church or otherwise lived the gospel. As a teenager I read the Book of Mormon and received a witness from the Holy Ghost that it is true. Learning about God's plan for me has given me an anchor and direction in my life that has helped me overcome many challenges.

How I live my faith

I work with 14- and 15-year-old boys in the Scouting program in our ward. As we're surrounded by Heavenly Father's creations, it's easy to feel the Spirit and the love that Jesus Christ has for each of us. In my profession, I edit magazines for the Church.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is the word of God. It's a second testimony, along with the Bible, of Jesus Christ. It tells about a group of people who left Jerusalem and came to the Americas. After His death and Resurrection, the Savior came to them and taught them. Show more Show less