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Hi I'm Nathan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the fifth of six children, and am enjoying the convenience of living at home while I attend college. Other than my experiences with the Gospel, I would say music has perhaps been the most defining aspect of my life, and I am studying to become a high school music teacher. Though there is often little time between classes, homework, and other responsibilities, I supplement my work and learning by staying as actively creative as I can. I play the piano and the violin, blog my thoughts and write stories, and use Lego building toys as an art form. I love to travel and have seen many exciting places, but my own mountains here at home will always be my favorite, where I enjoy spending my summers hiking and camping. In short, I just appreciate what life has to offer, and am trying to make the most out of everything that comes with it.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the teachings of Jesus Christ just make sense in real life. When I live the gospel, I can feel the difference it makes--not necessarily because it changes my circumstances, but because it changes me. And that impacts everything I do, from the way I meet adversity to how I treat other people. There is a peace in my life that cannot come from any other source, and I can honestly say I'm happy. I know there is a God, that He lives, and that He is aware of every single one of us. We can have a close, personal relationship with Him as we follow His word. There is no counterfeit for the joy that comes with this relationship, and that's a joy I feel every single day.

How I live my faith

One thing I love about the Church is that everyone can contribute with their own unique gifts and talents. For our services on Sunday I play the organ, and that has been a great experience for me because I feel that music invites God's presence and really adds to my worship. But there is much more to my faith than what happens on Sunday. I try to spend some time during the week just visiting with neighbors and members of my congregation. As we become closer to each other, we also become closer to God. We strengthen and support one another, and when the opportunity comes up, we help each other through trials and weaknesses just as the Savior would.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Of course not. One of our most fundamental doctrines is that every person on the earth is a child of the same God. He created us, and His love isn't limited to only one group. As members of His Church, we strive to help everyone feel the great love their Heavenly Father has for them. Show more Show less