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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a proud husband and father. I'm studying to become a physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I have been happily married since 2006 and am so grateful for a loving and beautiful wife. We have been blessed with an amazing and wonderful daughter who keeps us young and active. We are also excited to have a baby boy in a couple months. I enjoy staying fit and healthy. I enjoy running, cycling and playing golf and soccer. I also consider myself a great cook and enjoy learning new recipes to impress at the dinner table! I’m currently going to medical school and plan to become a physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the next few years.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in God our Heavenly Father, and in His Son Jesus Christ. I love Jesus Christ and I am so grateful for his teachings, life and ministry on the Earth. I know that he suffered for my sins and short comings and that He died on the cross for me. I know that He lives and loves us and wants us to be happy in this life and to return back to His presence after this life and enjoy the blessings of eternal life. The way we can be happy in this life is by learning of Him and following His commandments. Throughout time He has taught us his gospel through prophets, who are men, called of God to teach the gospel and establish His church upon the Earth. In these latter days, God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to the prophet Joseph Smith and gave him power and authority to restore the church once again to the earth. The Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ and is proof that God lives and loves us, that Jesus is the Christ and that through the prophet Joseph Smith, the fullness of the Gospel is once again upon the Earth. We can know of this for ourselves as we read the Book of Mormon, ponder its teachings and pray to know if it is true. Those who ask with a sincere heart, will know by the power of the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is true and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ’s church once again restored to its fullness. I have prayed to know these things for myself, and I can say for myself that I know these things are true.

How I live my faith

In the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament, there is a powerful scripture that describes an important principle about the life of Jesus Christ; it says he “went about doing good.” (Acts 10:38). I love this scripture. It recounts what the Savior of the world did to help and heal those around Him. What does it mean to “go about doing good? To me, it means to be active and aware of the needs and welfare of those around you and then do something about it! Throughout my medical school rotations I have been blessed with the opportunity to learn and grow from patients and their families. One particularly special experience for me was during my Cardiology rotation. One morning while rounding with the cardiologist, we entered the room of a fragile but resolute elderly woman. She had been admitted after suffering a minor stroke due to a heart condition. Although she had improved and was anxious to leave, we explained that she needed to be monitored one more day in the hospital. She began to respond, but hesitated then stopped as she watched the cardiologist quickly leave the room to fill out orders. She looked distraught, afraid and alone. I found myself in an interesting predicament. Do I leave with the cardiologist who will be evaluating my performance as a student or do I remain to administer much needed understanding and a demonstration of concern? I chose to stay. I pulled up a chair next to her bed, smiled and asked if there was anything I could do for her. She expressed her frustration about staying in the hospital for another day, but understood it was in her best interest. She then opened up and began to tell me about her life. Several minutes passed by and my attending had since left to round on other patients. Characteristically of the elderly, her story seemed to continue without any end in site, but, I knew she needed me. There was no greater good I could do at that particular moment than to lend her an ear and a sympathetic heart.