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Hi I'm Marc

I'm a former college athlete, now a law student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married and currently expecting my first child, which I'm way excited about. I love participating in nearly every sport because I like being active. However, unfortunately my time is currently limited because I'm a law student, so I don't get to play as much as I used to. My two favorite sports right now are wakeboarding and golf, so when summer comes I have to balance my time between the two as much as possible.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but I really gained a testimony of this faith while I was a freshman in college. I was a walk-on to the track team and had the chance to see the benefit of living the word of wisdom, which means I didn't smoke, drink alcohol, take illegal drugs, and even more I took care of my body by eating right and sleeping (no small task for most college freshman). Another freshman and I on the team competed in most of the same events, and at the start of the year he beat me in everything we did. As the season progressed, and I took care of my body while he did not, things slowly changed. I started catching up to him, and by the end of the season I soon was beating him in every event. It had nothing to do with me being a better athlete than him, but was a blessing of living right and taking care of my body. This experience strengthened my testimony of the word of wisdom, and led me to want to learn more about my faith by reading the Book of Mormon. I can still remember praying about whether it is true in my dorm room and remember still remember the feeling I got that let me know it was true. At the end of the track season I was offered a scholarship, while my friend lost his and had to leave school because of grades. However, I decided not to accept the scholarship because it was contingent on me not serving a mission, and there was no way I wasn't serving a mission. I loved my mission, and the opportunities I had to share my testimony, and also the experiences I had that strengthened my testimony. When I finished my mission, I returned home, and returned to the track team, and I was never offered a scholarship again, but I can honestly say I made the right choice. Track offered temporary joy and rewards, but the rewards of living the gospel are eternal. I am now married, expecting my first child, and I couldn't be happier with the decisions I made in college and where I am now because of my faith.

How I live my faith

I am currently a counselor to the Bishop in my ward (congregation), who is the leader in my ward. My job is to do whatever I can to help the Bishop and make his life a little easier. My ward also regularly has activities that I try and participate in as much as possible. The activities range from game nights, BBQ's, to skeet shooting, and they are a great way to build friendship and unity. I do my best to be kind to everyone and teach people how I would want to be treated. I'm sure I fail regularly in this, but I try to live as an example to others. Finally, since I am a law student a significant amount of my time is spent at school. However, I firmly believe that there is no success in life that can make up for failure in the home. Because of this I do my best to prioritize my life so that I always have time for my family. Right now my family is just me and my wife, but is going to grow soon. I love to spend time with my wife and can't wait for when our kid is here. There is no happier place then with family.