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Hi I'm Matt

I grew up in Salt Lake City. I am an avid athlete. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love sports. Basketball, baseball, golf, and waterskiing are some of my favorite sports to play. Music is also a big part of my life. I play the drums and have been in a few different bands. I love helping other people and am very interested in the medical field for a career. I am going to college to make my way into this kind of a career. I am currently a pharmacy technician and am considering pharmacy as a career. I am a family man and I don't know what i would do without my amazing family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a Mormon. While many people think this is easy, it isn't. My testimony while i was young mostly relied on those around me. I never truly gained my own testimony until I had to fully rely on the Lord during a difficult time in my life. At this time, I received witness from the Spirit that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. From this point in my life on, I've strived to live within the gospel standards and prepare for all of the wonderful opportunities that would come in my future. These include the temple, a mission, marriage in the temple, and various callings within the church. I now attend the temple weekly. I have received a mission call and am preparing for that. I am so blessed to be apart of this gospel and to know of the truthfulness of it. The joy that comes from that knowledge is amazing. God lives. He loves us and wants us to know of and have this joy. He is the literal father of our spirits. He has a perfected body of flesh and bone, and He wants nothing more than for us to return to live with Him. Jesus Christ lives and loves us. He suffered for our sins through the atonement and died for each one of us to make it possible to return to live with our Heavenly Father. He is the head of the church and guides and directs it through living prophets. The fullness of the gospel and the priesthood was truly restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. The book of Mormon is the most correct book on the earth today. All of these things and so many more have blessed my life and have brought me joy and comfort in the happiest and also the worst of times. I know that these things are true. I know that they are the only way to eternal happiness, and this is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Today I am currently an instructor in the priesthood body in my ward. This has provided me the opportunity to learn how to connect with those i am teaching, it has taught me leadership skills, and Christ-like attributes in caring for those that i teach. I am also preparing to serve a full time mission for two years for the church. I also try to be an example to all those around me through the way that I carry myself, act, think, and speak so that those around me know who I am and what I stand for.