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Hi I'm Marshall

I catch big bass, I play Racquetball/football/basketball/track/horseshoes/cards/jump rope/swimming/lacrosse, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi I'm Marshall and I am figuring out what my path is going to be through life. I got married a little while ago to my High School sweetheart and she is unbelievably gorgeous. That's probably one of the best things about my life right now. Other than that, I love to fish and participate in sports. My favorite type of fishing is bass fishing. I hope one day to be able to go to one of the southern states to try to catch some Florida, California, or Texas bass because I hear that they get Huge. I'm currently going to college and preparing myself to graduate and apply to Medical school. We've still got a long ways to go but my small family is enjoying life as we find entertaining things to do around the place where we live. We are economically poor but having each other and our faith (and a fishing pole with a football game on somewhere) is all that we need.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon! I was baptized when I was very young and grew up watching the example of my parents. I learned about the stories of Jesus Christ and his Restored gospel. As I got older, I eventually realized that I had to decide on my own whether or not any of the stories were true. I knew that I would not always be able to rely on the testimony of my parents. I knew that they weren't going to be around me all the time and I needed to know who I really was and what I really stood for. The scriptures teach us that in order to find truth we must go to the source of all truth and ask him. The object on which I decided to question about was the Book of Mormon. I read the Book of Mormon all the way through and periodically prayed about the principles and stories I read about. I remember one night in particular praying after having read a chapter in the book of Alma and feeling a peaceful feeling. With it came an assurance, almost a feeling of a presence, that made me feel like I was important and loved. I found it odd that I would feel that even when that wasn't one of the things I was asking for. I guess Heavenly Father can't resist telling us that we are his children and that he loves us each individually. My testimony has come in spurts and each experience has laid a strong foundation of belief. I know that the restored gospel is true because I have received a witness of it from Heavenly Father. Why wouldn't I keep living the principles after learning that?!

How I live my faith

Naturally, we show the real measure of our faith in our everyday dealings with each other and our families, however I also have an assignment for my neighborhood. I work as a "Ward Mission Leader" or in other words I work with everybody in the neighborhood that has questions about the church. I help them learn gospel principles and arrange appointments so that they can meet with the real teachers, the full time missionaries. One of the most rewarding parts of my assignment is that I can help people prepare for baptism by someone who has authority to do so. I guess you could say that I show my faith by building others faith.