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Hi I'm Nathan

I am from Western North Carolina. I am working hard at earning a college degree and starting my own family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a marries college student and new father. My wife and I enjoy sports, movies, music and taking care of our dog Raven. I come from a small town with very few church members and both of my parents are converts to the church. I want to become an environmental engineer and help contribute to a beautiful future.

Why I am a Mormon

Our family fell away from the church when I was very young, but we always had the missionaries in our home. I enjoyed the feelings I had when they were around and when my family was together. I was baptized, but not until I was invited to attend early morning seminary classes my senior year of high school did I return to the church. I enjoyed learning of the Savior and I began do discover more about my own belief in God and Jesus Christ. I read the Book of Mormon for the first time my freshman year of college and I knew that it was a true book of scripture and that Joseph Smith was a prophet. The Book of Mormon and the witness it bears of the savior is still the reason I am a Mormon today.

How I live my faith

I took two years off from school and served a full time mission for the church because of my testimony of the Book of Mormon and my desire to live the gospel. I had many wonderful and spiritual experiences. I attended church and institute classes when I returned home to go to school. This is where I met my wife. We were married in the temple and we work hard to fill the callings we have been given in the ward where we live now. My wife and I live close to our family members and I think that the time and effort that I put into making my family relationships work is one way for me to live the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Nathan
All ordinances performed in temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for those who have passed away are performed as acts of love and service. When a member is baptized as proxy for someone who is dead, that ordinance is performed by the proper authority if that person never had an opportunity to hear or fully accept the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Being in a spiritual world, this allows that person to have this completed physical ordinance if they should choose to accept it. Show more Show less