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Hi I'm Nathan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Software engineer at Google, living in Kirkland, WA. I've been happily married since 2004 and am the dad of two energetic boys. I grew up in Portland, OR, and I love basketball.

Why I am a Mormon

Jesus Christ really is the center of my life. My relationship with him, and my desire to have His approval of my actions is the main governing factor in my day-to-day decision making. He is the Son of God and Savior of the world, and my testimony of Him motivates me to try my best to live like he wants me to. I strongly believe that is what will make me the happiest. He cares about everybody on Earth, and his sacrifice for us makes it possible for us to live with Him, and our Heavenly Father, after this life. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Jesus's church, just like the one He established on the earth during His life here. He has restored His Priesthood authority and teachings after they were rejected and lost after the ministry of the early apostles. The reason I'm a Mormon is because I want to be a part of that Church, and grow closer to Jesus, and serve him in a way that brings me happiness and truth. The many, many different experiences I've had in my life with the Church, and with the fruits of of its establishment, help me to know that it is true, and that it is important for me to be a part of. It makes me happy to know that. It strengthens my family relationships. It gives my life meaning and direction.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do what Jesus wants me to do. I learn about that by reading of His interactions with people in The Book of Mormon and The Bible. My family and I participate in our ward by serving in volunteer service positions. I've worked a lot with 12-18 year old youth, and am now helping with clerk and record keeping responsibilities. I try to obey God's commandments, and I try to treat everyone I come into contact with with brotherly kindness and service.