Hi I'm Matthew
I am a second year medical school student. I am loving school! There is so much to learn! I think the field of medicine is fascinating. I like how I get to work with patients and help them solve their problems. I am thinking about being a surgeon or becoming an emergency room physician. I am a new father. I love being a dad! My son makes me so happy and I love spending time with him. My wife is a natural mother an I am so grateful for all she does for our family. One of my favorite things to do is to run. It allows me to take a break and spend sometime alone. I love how I can push myself and feel a sense of accomplishment at working hard. I ran in high school and have enjoyed it as a hobby ever since. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church today on the earth. I know that it is lead by a living prophet. I know that because I have tried living their teachings and I know that they have brought me closer to God and helped me better understand life. The Holy Ghost has testified to me that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that he restored Christ's church again in our days.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because it brings me great JOY! As I live the commandments of Jesus Christ he blesses me with peace, comfort and happiness. I am a Mormon because I know the LDS Church is true. I have read the Book of Mormon, I have prayed about it, and I received an answer that it was true. As I have lived the teaching of the LDS Church I have found greater happiness in my life. I am grateful to be a member of this church because it allows me to participate and serve others around me.
How has the Book of Mormon helped you understand the purpose of life?
The Book of Mormon testifies of Jesus Christ. It helps me understand what I am to do in this life to be happy and to be happy for all of eternity.
How has the Holy Ghost helped you?
The Holy Ghost has comforted my soul in times of trial. It has helped me do difficult things such as taking a test, making decisions and knowing what is true and right.
How I live my faith
I serve in my ward as the choir pianist. I enjoy playing the piano and have been excited to worship God through music. I also serve in our elders quorum (the men's group) as a service coordinator. I help organize service projects in our area. It has been a blessing to serve.