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Hi I'm Natasha

I'm a student, I'm a musician, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a graduate student in Indiana studying oboe performance. I love reading, swimming, stargazing, making pies, baking bread, watching documentaries, playing my oboe, and spending time with my family in Colorado.

Why I am a Mormon

I find that the things I learn through the gospel give me focus in my life. As I make hard decisions about my education, my career, my family, etc., I can use the perspective the gospel gives me and the guidance of the spirit to help me make good choices. The gospel makes me happy! That said, our church is more than just a good life philosophy. I really appreciate the direction the gospel gives me, but most importantly, I believe that our church teaches truth. I know that God lives. I know that his Son came to this earth and suffered all things so that he could help us return to God again. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet, that he spoke to God the Father and Jesus Christ, and that he translated the Book of Mormon. I've read that book many times, and the things that it teaches are so applicable to my life! The authority to act for the Lord has been restored to the earth and it resides with the leaders of our church. I know that this is true because the Holy Ghost has testified this to me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing simple things every day. For example, I find strength in praying and reading the scriptures daily. I try to make decisions that parallel what I understand about who I am, who those around me are, and what our potential is as children of God. When I lived with my family, we would do these things together as well, which really helped us to grow closer together and closer to the Lord. I also participate in my local church activities. I've served in youth groups, women's organizations, and I've often been asked to use my music skills to organize music performances and music education among our local members.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Yes, I sure do. It makes sense, though, really. If you believe that people like Abraham, Moses and Isaiah were prophets and talked to God, it would follow that God would make sure there is some way to communicate to his children now. In the Bible, the scripture Amos 3:7 states that "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." That promise hasn't changed. You know how you feel when you are learning something and it just feels right? When things just click and you feel like everything becomes clearer? That is exactly how I feel when I hear the prophet speak. It is so exciting to know that God has not forgotten us! Show more Show less