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Hi I'm Matt

I'm an aspiring doctor. I love Ultimate Frisbee and Soccer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Missouri but my family moved to Tennessee shortly after I was born for my father's job at FedEx. I am the youngest of three children. Most of my childhood consisted of reading fantasy books, playing soccer and spending time with my family and friends. Since I was young, I have had a particular knack for reading and love to immerse myself in my imagination. One of my favorite books to read was the Book of Mormon, which love I attribute to reading the Book of Mormon every night as a family. My love for soccer has since stemmed into other interests, such as Ultimate Frisbee and running. All three have become essential parts of my life. I competed on teams in each one and enjoy the competitive nature of the sports. They are outlets for my energy and help me deal with the stresses of life. Going to school full-time is demanding and I have found that being well-balanced in all aspects of my life helps each area grow. I started playing the trumpet when I was in sixth grade and continued until I graduated from high school. Music and band played a huge role in my development, especially as a teenager. It taught me that even though many things in this life can be done fine individually, as we come together as a group and try to lift and inspire each other, we can achieve a level which is much greater. I served a mission in the Arizona Scottsdale Mission, speaking Spanish. I love my mission and all of the awesome experiences I had feeling God's love!

Why I am a Mormon

Being born into a Mormon family definitely helped me to become Mormon. My father was also born into this church, but my mother joined the church when she was in high school. As I was growing up, I was taught by them to read the scriptures and pray to Heavenly Father daily. I have distinct memories of sitting on my parents' bed with my parents and siblings, reading from the Book of Mormon and Bible. This created a desire in me to know more about what they contain. I shared a room with

How I live my faith

I live my faith through the small things such as daily scripture study and prayer. I cannot even begin to describe the impact these two things have on my day. I've found that as I record the impressions and feelings that I have in a journal, I can look back and see the growth in myself over time. God truly does see that we value spiritual impressions as we seek and follow them. Though not daily, I attend church every Sunday because it is there that we can be renewed and instructed in order to be ready to face our week. I have found that church attendance is absolutely vital to my week. Nothing can replace the cleansing effect that takes place during the Lord's day at church. In my opinion, giving three hours a week to Him who gives us all is the very least I could do to show Him that I love Him! Currently, I do not have an assignment or, as we call it, "calling" in the church. Such is how it works at times. I have served in the past as a coordinator for hometeaching, which meant that I would receive reports about the visits companionships would do to all of the families within our congregation every month. I loved serving in that calling because I was able to work closely with several individuals and families and know how I could best serve them. Having a close, personal connection with others brings me joy. Now that I do not have that calling, another is able to serve in that capacity and feel what I felt as I wait until the Lord sees fit to call me to another assignment.