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Hi I'm Nathan

I learned the Hmong language to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the Hmong people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

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 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.

Who was Joseph Smith?

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Joseph Smith, as a young man living in New York in the 1800's, had questions as to which church he should join. He asked many preachers and philosophers of the day about how to find truth. He knew that Jesus Christ had set up a church when He had lived on the earth, and Joseph had a strong desire to find that church. When reading in the Bible, Joseph noted how often God tells us to ask, seek, and knock to find answers to our questions. After much pondering and much seeking, Joseph decided to go into a grove of trees to pray and ask God what to do. God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to the boy Joseph, telling him that due to the people's wickedness, the church that Jesus Christ set up had fallen away, just as Christ and his apostles frequently tesify of in the Bible. After Christ was rejected, crucified, resurrected, and ascended into heaven, his apostles were left with His power and authority to lead the church. This power allowed them to heal the sick, to baptize by Christ's authority, and to preach the true gospel of Christ. But as the apostles were persecuted and killed, that power was taken from the earth. God restored that power through Joseph Smith by calling him to be a prophet. Just as Moses had been instructed by the Burning Bush to save those who have faith in Christ, Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet, to restore Christ's authority, and to receive revelation from God on how His church should be run. We do not worship Joseph Smith, just as the Israelites did not worship Moses, but we follow the teachings that he received through inspiration from God. Show more Show less