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Hi I'm Matthew

I've mostly grown up in Tennessee. I plan on being a surgeon. I've been a Mormon my whole life.

About Me

I have been married for a little over a year now. Both my wife and I are going to college right now. I know I want to go to medical school, and I think I want to be a surgeon, but that isn't set in stone yet. Before I went back to college, I worked as an EMT-IV at my local hospital. Through that, I know I really want to help people because it makes me feel great! One of my biggest hobbies would have to be computers. Since I was nine, I have been working or playing on computers. Because of that, I also love to play video games as well. Some people call me a nerd, I just respond "I am what I am!" Right now, my best friend is on active duty in the military, so I try to have a big involvement there. It's not easy, but I support him the best I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon for my entire life. Both my father and mother have been members for a very long time, so I was raised in the church. That being said, I have found out for myself through personal prayer and scripture study that I know the church is true. I am a very logical person and like to analyze things from every angle. No matter what doctrine I think about or what scripture I read, they all fit together into one big piece. I continue to stay in the church because my life feels pretty hectic right now. Between juggling a new marriage, going to college, preparing myself to go to medical school, and making sure we both have something to eat, I find it hard to be at peace by myself. The cool thing about the gospel is that Heavenly Father has given us the Holy Ghost to lead and comfort us throughout this life. I know that I've received help and direction from the Holy Spirit that helps me to become closer to Jesus every day.

How I live my faith

Until recently, I taught about five children around ten and eleven years old about the scriptures. When I first took the calling, I did not think I was ready at all. At the time, I didn't have much to do with little children. Through that teaching assignment, I have come to know and love the children I teach. They are so smart (when you get them to answer) and the answers they give are so to the point. While I was recently released because I am changing wards, I know that Heavenly Father wanted me in that position. I learned so many great things and I don't feel nearly so awkward when teaching someone or talking to children.