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Hi I'm Matthew

I'm a husband and a father of five. I work in the maritime industry. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married over 19 years and have been blessed with a wonderful wife and five children. My family is my pride and joy. I love watching my kids grow and develop physically, mentally and spiritually. When I’m not spending time with my family or working for a marine transportation company, I enjoy volunteering for the Boy Scouts of America and my college alumni association. I’m a huge Boise State Broncos fan. I enjoy watching their football games as well as other sports. I dabble in gardening and music, and enjoy a good action-adventure movie.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have come to know for myself that God does not cease to be God; that he continues to guide us through living prophets, continued revelation, and immeasurable blessings. My church membership and the application of what I believe to be correct gospel principles have undeniably blessed my life and the life of my family. As I have practiced my religion, I have experienced the tender mercies of a loving Heavenly Father and felt the redemptive love of the Savior too often to deny.

How I live my faith

The gospel of Jesus Christ is a sure foundation that I have built my life upon. I try to apply faith and live my religion every day through prayer, the Holy Spirit, living the Golden Rule and serving others. I strive to teach my children to treat others with kindness, make right choices and do their best. I have long been involved in Scouting, which I believe builds character in young men through strong values. I currently work with young men in my congregation, trying to help them understand the importance of living the gospel of Jesus Christ, being honorable, serving others, and preparing to become a respectful husband and father. Doing all of these things reinforce my beliefs and testimony of the gospel.