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Hi I'm Hunter Marshall

I grew up in Acworth, Georgia just outside the city of Atlanta. Football player for Georgia Tech. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Mexico City, Mexico, but have lived in Georgia for the majority of my life. I have an older brother and sister and a younger brother. Growing up I attended Chalker Elementary, Palmer Middle School, and Kell High School. Athletics and being outdoors have always been apart of life. In my early childhood I played baseball, soccer and tennis while also I I enjoying skating, skateboarding, and cycling. Scouting was always a big part of my life. I earned my Eagle Scout the summer before my senior year in high school. This is an achievement that I am very proud of. As I grew older I gravitated towards football, lacrosse and basketball, which I played throughout high school. I received many awards for my performance on the fields and court. This lead to my being chosen as a "preferred walk-on" for the Georgia Tech football team (ACC). I enjoyed my time on the Georgia Tech football team and learned more about the sport, but more importantly, more about who I am and who I want to be. I left GA Tech after the fall semester to get ready to serve a mission for the Church. I have been called to serve in the Washington, Everett mission. I am very excited to serve in this area. The Pacific Northwest holds a lot of fond memories for me. For the past 18 years, my and family and I have traveled to Oregon to visit grandparents, my aunt and uncle and cousins. I LOVE the outdoors there.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my whole life. Being a member of my church has been a strength to me throughout my life. There were only about 20 Mormons in my high school of about 2,000 students. Because I was a good athlete and student, people were always watching me. I tried my best to be an example of what I believe. I was not perfect, but I always knew that by living the standards of the gospel I have a much happier and joyful life. I find this to be true because I am able to find joy and happiness in everyday life, like spending time with family or serving others. I am also a Mormon because through the standards of the gospel I believe it has helped me become a better athlete by participating in healthy behaviors. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ to be true, and I am truly blessed to be apart of it and to have it in my life. I know the Bible and the Book of Mormon to be works of God, and witnesses to Jesus Christ. I know that through the attonement I may return to live with my Heavenly Father, because I know I am not perfect, and mistakes I have made in my life have helped me gain a true testimony of the attonement. I know the power of God has been restored to this Earth, and that power and authority is the Priesthood. I am so thankful to have the influence of the Priesthood in my life, to help guide and direct not only me but anyone in contact with a servant of God. I know God lives, and that he loves each and everyone of us, and I know He appointed Joseph Smith to restore the Gospel in these latter-days. I love the church, and I love my family. And I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

As a teenager, I have had many opportunities to have leadership roles in both my youth groups at church and my scouting troops. When I was 17, I completed my Eagle Scout project by building out a closet at the Cobb County DFACS office. This is a project that helped house and organize clothes, shoes, car seats and other things that are needed for babies and children brought into foster care. I was happy to be able to help my community in this way. This was very important because many times these children are brought into care in the middle of the night and DFACS personnel need to be able to gather emergency supplies for those children. My parents, older brother and friends from church were very helpful to me in completing this project. I am also helping to coach my little brother's U15 lacrosse team this season. I played the Attack position the last two years in high school. My little brother is playing this same position. I really am enjoying this opportunity to help my little brother and his friends learn the game of lacrosse. Service is an important to learning more about yourself and what you can accomplish. Sometimes as youth, we don't feel like we can impact our community and church. However, I have had many opportunities to help serve many people in my church and community. It makes me feel good when I can help those around me.