Hi I'm Nathan
I sang in a Barbershop Quartet for 5 years and I've probably worked every kind of Part time job that has existed. I love learning and helping people. My goal in life to make everyone I meet laugh at least once. They say laughter is the best medicine, I would have to concur. So I guess you could say that I'm a Doctor. I'm a choir boy and have done 6 years of Choir and hope to do Choral activities in College after my mission.
Why I am a Mormon
My parents were LDS before I was born and I was born into the Church. They didn't force me to go to Church, it was my own free. It was through my agency and freedom of choice that I came to know that this Church and Gospel of Jesus Christ is true.
What blessings have come through your faith in Jesus Christ?
I have recieved comfort and re-assurance in my life. All of us have trials and there have been sometimes when I couldn't have made it by myself. It was through my Faith in Jesus Christ that I was able to ask for Strength to endure my trials and to learn from them and progress. All of us are granted blessings, all we have to do is ask for them through prayer.
Why do Mormons go on missions?
The reason why Mormons go on missions is because what we know, we know to be true. Because we know the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be true and that we know that Gospel blesses our lives so immensly, we want to share those blessings with those that haven't every heard of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A mission for the CHurch of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is completely voluntary and someone who would like to serve has to pay ~ $10,000 in order to be able to go. We as missionaries of the Church serve our Heavenly Father 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 2 full years. Most people would look at this opportunity and shake their heads at those that choose to serve the Lord for 2 years, but the blessings, experiences, and people we meet as missionaries are things that can't be traded for anything in this world. Many Missionaries come back from their missions saying "It was the Best Two Years of my Life". That's the same feeling I have as I'm on my mission.
How has attending Church services helped you?
When I was younger I didn't understand the whole meaning of Church. When I was little, I learned patience because Church we had a big lunch. But as I grew older I found that the doctrine and lessons that were taught in Church were essential to who I wanted to become and what I truly wanted in this life.
How can your talents and gifts bless others?
Our talents and skills are gifts from our Heavenly Father, because he created us and gave us our bodies. I have been blessed with an ability to sing and singing Hymns are a great way to bring about the Spirit of comfort and joy. I may not be perfect when I sing but I definitely to sing to my fullest extent. Hymns are prayers just as we pray to our Heavenly Father with our families or by ourselves. So thus every Hymn, if sung in the right attitude can invite the Spirit in our lives to lead and Guide us.
Could you talk about your baptism?
I can't remember everything from my baptism. I don't remember who spoke or what exactly was said. But I do know one thing. I know that I felt comfort and peace and that the Spirit was there and when I was baptised by immersion I felt an overwhelming sense of purity and cleanliness.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
It is through the Book of Mormon that anyone gains a testimony or knowledge that God is our Heavenly Father and that we are his children and that we loves us more than we can imagine. It is through the Book of Mormon that we gain a desire to want to become closer to our Heavenly Father. The Book of Mormon tells exactly how we can become closer to him and if we follow what the Book of Mormon directs then our relationship with Heavenly Father will increase.
How I live my faith
As of right now I'm on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Salt Lake City South Mission but my orginal call was for Monterrey Mexico but I'm still waiting for a visa so I can travel there. The Church here is very active and it is interesting to see the differences in the communitiy of Salt Lake and the City I come from. (Salem, Oregon)