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Hi I'm Matt

I was born and raised in California. I just received my mission call to the Argentina, Comodoro Rivadavia mission! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in the Bay Area for my entire life. I love the ethnic and cultural diversity that surrounds me. I just finished my freshman year at Brigham Young University where I majored in exercise science. After my mission I plan to go to medical school and eventually become an orthopedic sports surgeon, with a speciality in elbows and shoulders. In my free time I enjoy playing baseball and basketball and spending quality time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon. My parents were great examples of how to live the gospel and how doing so can bless your life. They made sure to share their testimonies frequently. My parents showed how important the Church was to them through their actions. They worked hard and sacrificed time to fulfill their callings and help members in need. I started to notice the happiness these sacrifices brought them. It was then that I wanted to know for myself the Gospel was true. So I accepted the challenge to read the Book of Mormon and pray to find out for myself that the book and its teachings were true. The answer I received after reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know it was true could not have been clearer. I felt a calm and happiness that only comes from the Holy Ghost. Even though being a Mormon can be hard, I know it is worth it. As I incorporate the teachings of the Gospel into my life and come closer to God and Jesus Christ, the feeling of happiness increases.

How I live my faith

I start and end each day with personal prayers, where I am able to show my gratitude for the many blessings I receive each day and ask for strength, comfort, and reassurance in times of need. I study the scriptures each day and apply the lessons I learn to my life. I try to be a loving member of my family by obeying my parents and helping around the house. Soon, I will serve a mission in Argentina, where I will serve the people and share the gospel for two years.