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Hi I'm Matt

I grew up in Alaska and work as an Emergency Medical Technician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Alaska and love anything outdoors. My wife and I have been very happily married for almost 3 years. Currently, I study at a local university and working my way through school as an EMT. I juggle 4 jobs, school and a new puppy. My wife is also a student and a member of the local workforce. We both enjoy Biking, Camping, Fishing, rafting, hiking, and anything else outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and always felt like the teachings were true. When I was 13 years old my mother passed away without warning. I felt my life had come crashing down around me. To that point I’m my life I felt I had a pretty easy life. I had not had too many trials or tribulations. When I heard of my mothers passing, I knew the principal of prayer was a true principal. I knelt down and began to pray, as I prayed In my moment of distress I felt peace. It did not make the feelings of sadness go away, but I felt hope. Since then I have prayed about many aspects of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each time I prayed, that same feeling of peace and hope entered my heart. I use these feelings to make choices today and will continue the rest of my life.

How I live my faith

Outside of the church I’m an a very busy individual. I currently work four jobs and attend school. I attend church most Sundays and always feel empty when I can‘t. Since I work for an ambulance company we always work on weekends and holidays. It is often difficult to set a Sunday working on an ambulance apart from the rest of the week. I also work for a remote jobsite as a medic. I spend one to two weeks out of town at a time where no church service is available. I always feel great inside when I come back and able to attend a regular service with my wife. At church I serve as an Executive Secretary to the Bishop. I always feel my church service is never enough with my numerous absences in the year. I try to fill my Sundays with reading of church materials and talks from various church leaders. I enjoy serving my community and helping my friends.