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Hi I'm Mattie

I want to become a doctor. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up I played soccer and tennis and I still love to play all sports. I recently ran my second marathon and am wondering why I was crazy enough to do another. I am studying exercise science at BYU. The anatomy of the human body fascinates me and I want to keep others' bodies healthy by becoming a Physician's Assistant.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in as a member of the LDS church but from a young age I was trying to answer for myself whether this was the Lord's church or not. My conviction and beliefs did not come over night. I made a habit of reading the Book of Mormon and praying daily to my Father in Heaven. Over time the feelings I received while doing these things and living the commandments were a witness to me that this is the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have felt multiple times overwhelming love and support from my Father and the Holy Ghost has testified to me undeniable truth in the doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As I continue to prayerfully study the word of God I see how every commandment we have been given has a purpose and shows the love God has for us. I continue to find joy in obedience to God's commands and peace from His spirit.

How I live my faith

For the next 18 months I will be preaching the restored gospel to the people of Denmark. I am pausing my education and social life while I serve the Lord. I am looking forward to the opportunity to share my happiness and joy that comes from my knowledge of the gospel with these people. While serving I will be studying Danish to be able to preach in the Danes' language. My daily life will consist of scripture study, language study and finding and teaching people. Missionaries' communication with their families and friends is limited to weekly emails and phone calls twice a year. It will be a great sacrifice, serving a mission, but i do it willingly because I love my God. I hope to bring my brothers and sisters closer to Christ.