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Hi I'm Matthew

I grew up in Southern California. I published a book of of short stories. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I took eight years and two schools to complete my BA in History. Along the way I published a book of short stories, an article in an online historical journal, I got married and had three children. I am currently a masters student in Special Physical Education. I have a goal to visit every US State and every inhabited continent.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church but it is only part of the reason I continue to follow the simple truths of the gospel. I am a Mormon because it makes sense intellectually. I am a Mormon because I can feel the Spirit confirming the truthfulness of the gospel. I am a Mormon because I have prayed and asked God to let me know if this is where I should be. He answers prayers. I know the church is truthful. I know Jesus is the Christ. God restored His true church through Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to serve others when I see a need. I volunteer as an Assistant Scoutmaster over the eleven year old scouts. I am ready and available to help others as they move in or out of their homes. I am here to serve in any way I can help.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mormons help whoever and wherever they are asked to help or wherever they see a need. When I was about the youth in our Ward helped to clean up and paint a Lutheran church in my hometown. We were informed of the need so we volunteered to serve. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

In the Book a Mormon there is a prophet who said taught that all things testify that there is a God. The simple joy I receive from a light rain reassure me that there is a God. The glowing feeling in my chest when I do what is right lets me know there is a God. The countless times my prayers have been answered confirm that there is a God. Show more Show less