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Hi I'm Matt

I love competitive swimming and being outdoors. I hope to be a doctor someday. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah County in a wonderful family. I love to be active and participate in outdoor activities. I particularly love the mountains, hiking, boating, and camping. When I was nine years old I developed a degenerative hip disease that resulted in surgery. As a result I was unable to play the sports I loved so I decided to try swimming. I learned to love it and stuck with swimming even after my hip healed enough to return to other sports. My participation in competitive swimming has been been a tremendous blessing. I have learned valuable lessons from coaches and teammates that continue to be a benefit. I swam collegiately for one year and will return to college after my service as a full-time missionary. I also love to play the piano, spend time with family and friends, and help other people.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are faithful members of the Mormon faith and I chose to be baptized into the Church at the age of eight. I am a Mormon because I have learned that I am happier when I follow the example of Jesus Christ. I have learned that the fullness of Christ's gospel is administered and applied through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have learned this by experiencing the happiness and satisfaction I feel when I apply what is taught by God's prophets. I have also received spiritual impressions that confirm this knowledge. The gospel of Jesus Christ makes sense. I am a Mormon because I can correct my mistakes to become a better person and I can be sealed eternally to my family through proper authority. Being a Mormon also gives me countless opportunities to serve other people and improve their lives. The Church is an organization that makes meaningful service opportunities readily available to anyone.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading the scriptures, praying, attending church, and serving God's children. I live my faith by striving to be Christ-like although I fall short every day. So I repent, correct, learn, and improve slowly but surely. I strive to work hard, play hard, and live life with a purpose while having fun.