Hi I'm Nathan
Right now I am attending a university, studying computer science. I love math, physics, astronomy, philosophy, and electronics. Aside from school I love snowboarding, hiking, jetskiing, martial arts, and learning about Asian cultures. I earned my black belt in Kenpo in 2007.
Why I am a Mormon
I tend to think of myself as a very logical thinker, and I am often asked why a logical, reasonable individual would have faith in Jesus Christ. I have had too many experiences in my life to deny the existence of God, our Heavenly Father. As I have truly studied, pondered, and lived my life according to the standards of the Mormon church, I have felt myself draw nearer to Christ than ever before. There is a light, a joy, and a peace that come with accepting the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ into your life. I know that my views may be unpopular with the world, but sometimes faith has to prevail and overcome what man calls "reason."
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
Just as the Bible is the word of God and points our hearts to Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It has helped me in many ways to direct me closer to the Savior. One verse that has helped me out is 2 Nephi 2:27, on page 59 of the English Book of Mormon. Speaking of mankind, it reads, " . . . they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself." That has helped me realize that every single choice I make in my day-to-day life can help me become happier if I choose to follow the will of God instead of the way of the world. We can choose to be happy, all we have to do is give our hearts to Christ. If we refuse to do so, we cannot possibly receive the joy that God wants so badly to give us. It is up to us to choose.
How I live my faith
I recently returned from a two-year proselyting mission, where I learned how to speak the Hmong language and teach those with a non-Christian background. I left school, work, friends, and family behind for two years to commit myself to the will of God in helping others build their faith in Jesus Christ. Like all members of the church, I received no monetary payment for services. Now I am helping to train others to go forth and help build up the kingdom of God as I have done.