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Hi I'm Forrest

I was raised in Alabama. I love sports. I am a medical student. I have an amazing little family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love a wide variety of things. I love to be outside and go fishing, hiking, and camping. I love to play sports. I have never played a sport I didn't like. Maybe that's because I'm kind of competetive. My favorite sports are rugby, football, tennis, and racquetball. But I'll never say no to playing a new sport. My brother and I invented a sport when we were kids which is very popular among our friends. It's called dorkfishball. It's a cross between volleyball and 4 square. I served as a full-time missionary for the Church in a place far from my home, South Africa and Swaziland. I can speak some Zulu. I loved Africa and I hope to go back. I am married. My wife is the most wonderful person I've ever met. I love spending time with her. We like to watch movies, play with our awesome dog, Thula, and spend time with our friends. We have a lot of fun together. She is a physical therapist and I am in medical school. I really love to learn about the human body. I love learning about how things work. I also love to work with my hands building things and fixing things. I have a wonderful family. I have an older brother, a younger sister, and a little brother. I love them. My mom and my dad mean a lot to me. They take care of me in their own ways. My in-laws are also wonderful to me and my wife and I love spending time with both sides of our family. To me, family is the most important part of my life. My family is very spread out, but when we get together, I love it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon mainly because of prayer and the Book of Mormon. When I was a teenager I didn't really enjoy going to church or living the gospel. When I met my wife I saw that she was so much happier than me. She made me want to be better. I wanted to have the happiness she had. One day, she bore her testimony of the church and of the savior at a meeting and I wanted to share mine but I realized that at that time I was unsure of the things (the gospel) I had been taught my whole life. I made a commitment that day to get serious about the gospel and to gain my own testimony of this church. I began paying better attention to my Sunday school teachers' lessons and I began to read my scriptures and pray. Eventually I finished the Book of Mormon entirely and prayed intently to know if it was true. My Heavenly Father answered my prayer and told me "You've known it was true all along". I didn't gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all at once. It came bit by bit. An answered prayer here and one there. I am still learning and growing and trying to strengthen my testimony. I have had many wonderful experiences which have helped me to know that this church is true and that the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth by the prophet Joseph Smith. Most importantly, I know that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world and that our Heavenly Father lives and loves us.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a friend to those around me. I try not to judge others and try to be accepting of everyone around me. We are all children of the same God and I know he would want us to love and care for one another. I try to be happy and lift others up. I love life and try to let others see that. Because I am pretty relaxed I try to pass that along to others. Good moods are contagious and I know our Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. I also participate weekly in the local institute where the college age students meet to study the scriptures. Sometimes it's hard to go as its a 40 minute drive away. It's not always easy to live the gospel. It requires diligence and hard work. But it is rewarding and worth it.