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Hi I'm Nathan John Nielson

I'm a law school student. I was a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a returned missionary from the Church of Jesus Christ who is currently attending the University of Oklahoma Law School. I have a bachelors degree in Political Science and I can't wait to graduate and to get to work. I'm a sports addict that loves to watch football, basketball, and soccer but really I just like to watch any sport that is out there. I'm also really into computers and video games and just having a good time.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints because of the great example of my parents and the love of the members around me. My father and mother have been the greatest examples of my life in terms of love and obedience to God. Through their examples, I have learned what is important in life and what actually brings happiness. My greatest experience though in terms of the gospel has been the love and acceptance I feel when I attend the meetings in my local ward. I've never felt anything but acceptance and a mutual willingness to help everyone reach their potential. Another pivotal moment in my life was serving a full-time mission for the church. Having the opportunity to travel to the West Indies and to serve alongside God's children in Grenada and in Suriname has really blessed my lives. I've learned so much and I've grown so much as well. I'm a Mormon because this is the True Church of God. It has blessed my life and I know it'll bless yours too!

How I live my faith

Living my faith is doing the things on a daily basis that will bring others to Christ. That doesn't mean doing anything big or special but trying my best to apply his attributes in my relationships with everyone that is around me. A big way I've been living my faith recently is by serving a full-time mission. I had the opportunity to dedicate more then 17,000 hours to service to my fellow brothers and sisters. I love teaching others of Christ and encouraging them to build a stronger relationship with him. On of my favorite moments was working with an investigator and seeing his conversion to Christ. He came form an agnostic background and now has a strong and rooted faith in our Lord and Savior.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Nathan John Nielson
The purpose of life is to prepare to live with God again. We will all one day have to appear before our Heavenly Father and answer for what we've done. Those that have lived well will be rewarded accordingly and vise versa with the those who have not done so best. Luckily, our Heavenly Father is merciful and forgiving to those that seek it. So a big purpose of life is to seek him, to learn of him, and to become like him. That occurs through his son Jesus Christ. So the purpose of life, return to God. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Nathan John Nielson
Not at all! We believe that all men must support their Governments and obey and honor the laws, but we also believe that all men must act according to the dictates of their conscious. Therefore, the church encourages everyone to participate in whatever party represents their ideals, beliefs, and hopes. The church will never ever tell anyone to vote one way or another. Rather, it will encourage everyone to be involved in making our cities, countries, and world a better place. Show more Show less