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Hi I'm Nathan

I am from Texas and Arizona, brother of three and uncle of three. Family is everything to me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas for thireen years, then I moved to Scottsdale Arizona for my high school career and a year of college. I am a singer and dancer. I love games especially board, card and video games.(Even a little bit of Dungeons and Dragons now and again!) I am a brother of three and an uncle of three and love all of them. I have done dance for fourteen years of all different sorts of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and ballroom, and I LOVE it. I have also grown up and still play tennis, ping-pong and basketball which are probably my three favorite sports. I am currently serving a mission in the Pocatello, Idaho mission. I have spent my mission in Salmon and Idaho Falls, and I LOVE it!

Why I am a Mormon

I was very fortunate and was born into a family that is Mormon. However, I gained my testimony just like any convert. I read the Book of Mormon and I knew that it was true. I truly love it. I have tried my whole life to follow Christ's example and I have seen the blessings of it in my life. I know that when I make mistakes and fall, He is always there to pick me up when I fall and to lift me higher. When I was 6 I found my older brother's studying and I asked to join them they said as long as I was not a pest. So I went up on the bunk bed and listened as they read and talked about the scriptures and I felt what I know now, was the spirit telling me what they were saying was true. Ever since I have known the church is true. I have felt it so many times throughout my schooling and mission years. As a missionary I get the oppurtunity to bear testimony of Jesus Christ everyday. It is amazing how much you can grow in your knowledge and testimony of the Saviour by study, prayer and sharing testimony. I have seen, felt, and heard the truth of the gospel and truly I know it is wonderful and best of all, true.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a missionary in Idaho! I love it! Formerly I organized the ushers in my ward. I am an eagle scout. I have been part of a choir for about 12 years and have served in all sorts of positions throughout that time. Living in Texas, the mormon population was very low, and I learned I had to make decisions in who I was friends with and what choices I made even if I made those choices standing alone. When I moved to Arizona there were a lot more mormons around which was a trial and a blessing. I no longer had to stand alone but people are people and they make mistakes and it is hard knowing somebody make decisions in life that seperate themselves from God. I am far from perfect and I do not have a lot of friends but who is close to me I treasure and I love and no matter what religon they are I hope their decisions reflect their beliefs. It is difficult but it is possible.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Nathan
Baptism is a neccesary ordinance or thing we do, to represent our commitment with God to follow his teachings. It is an outward showing of our inner commitment with God. Jesus Christ was baptized too keep our Heavenly Father's commandment's. How much more do we who are not perfect have need of baptism! Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Nathan
 Faith in Christ has everything to do with our family! In marriage and family relationships it is hard simply stated to maintain relationships. Our faith in Christ is a unifying force to help keep our families together. While none of us are perfect as we look to Our Savior who is, we all realize how far we have to go, and how much we appreciate our families for trying to help us get there. No matter how united, how strong, how perfect, your family is it can be helped through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Nathan
One of the purposes of church welfare is too obey the commandment to take care of the poor and the needy. Another reason, because it is one way that we show our love for all of the world, and everyone in distress. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Nathan
The Relief Society is a large group of women whose purpose is to build up each other then lend a helping hand all around them. It is one of the oldest and largest groups of women in history. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Nathan
Mormon Missionaries proselyte to bring people closer to Christ. They love everyone and as such want to bring everyone closer to Christ. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Nathan
One of the blessings that we get through the gift of the Holy Ghost is it's comfort and constant companionship. I know that I have the Holy Ghost with me always as I am obedient to God's commandments and through that I know I am never alone and know that I never have to be. Show more Show less