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Hi I'm Nathan

I teach all things biology, I'm a ecologist, I'm a father and husband, I love to mountain bike, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Ohio by loving parents. They taught me to love and serve God. They taught me to always to be kind to others. I attended college in Ohio, Arizona, and Utah. I served a mission in Utah. I married a wonderful Arizona girl. Now, I am working on my PhD in plant biology.

Why I am a Mormon

Through prayer, I have heard the voice of the Lord in my heart and mind (on a daily basis) that the Book of Momon is the Word of God. And because I love God, I feel a desire to serve him with all my strength. I feel his love as I pray and ponder on his words.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be as kind and caring to others. If I can help others feel love and peace, I've been successful. In my local congregation, I serve as an advisor to young men (ages 14-16). I help the boys with scouting and try to teach them about the priesthood.

What is the Law of Chastity?

The Law of Chasity is a principle of purity. Essentially, the law says that we should not participate in any sexual activity outside of marriage. This includes keeping our minds free of impure thoughts and not viewing pornography or reading material the stirs our desires for intimate behavior. Saving oneself for the person we marry and seeking their happiness brings far more joy and happiness then we could possibly imagine. I am so grateful to our Heavenly Father for this law. It has made all the difference in my family. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a testament of our Lord Jesus Christ. The people discussed in the book lived on the American continent between 600 BC and 400 AD. There is also a section about a people who lived on the American continent much earlier. Both people had prophets that taught and prophesied about the coming of Christ and the need to continually look to God for direction and guidance. Although the Book of Mormon has a lot of history, it is first and foremost designed to bring all to Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

One must have faith in The Lord Jesus Christ. Why? He carried out the atonement. He is the one we must trust if we are to find salvation from any of life's frailties. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

First, think about all the good things that have happened in your life and throughout the history of the world. It might help to write them down. Then ponder the things that you have learned and studied in the Book of Mormon. Then you must trust the Lord, that through the Holy Spirit, will answer your question. Then, you must ask him with real intent and desire about the truthfulness of these things. Most of the time his answer will come through the good feelings of the spirit (Galatians 5:22). I always feel at peace and joy. Show more Show less