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Hi I'm Nathan

I run fast, and then run faster. I Love my Lord Jesus Christ, I'm a Missionary and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission in Fresno California for the next two years! I love this church! I am an avid cross country runner and coached my old high school team during the past fall season in Ohio. I ran cross country in college at for a college team in Hawaii. I enjoy life and live my life following the example of my Savior because I know that will bring me the most happiness!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a loving family and grew up going to Church, at some point in my adolesence I realized I was not sure if this was the true Church. I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover and genuinely prayed to know if Joesph Smith was a prophet called of God and whether this was Christ's Church. I received an answer. I can now declare that Christ has again established His Church and I am eternally grateful that I am a part of it. This joy has moved me to serve a mission to share this happiness with others.

How I live my faith

I am a full time missionary for the Church. This means I wake up at 6:30 in the morning and dedicate the rest of my day to finding people who God has prepared to hear this message. At 9pm I come to the apartment I stay at and plan for the next day. Its exhausting and I have never been so exhausted all the time, even when I was heavily involved in cross country but I love this responsibility, I love helping people. I am able to teach and bring people closer to Christ, preparing them to be baptized. I frequently serve the community I am in through service projects and beautifying the area I am in. I have learned no one can tell you how to live your faith but God. Christ said to us "Follow thou me" so in short I live my faith by doing what he would do.

What is the priesthood?

Nathan
The Priesthood is the authority to act in God's name and perform saving ordiances. These saving ordinances are covenants, or a special promise with God. But in these promises God sets the terms just like a contract, and we choose to accept or reject them. Priesthood holders are God's authorized representitives to let people into that contract. Just as an authorized bank representitive is needed to enter into a contract for a loan. God loans us forgiveness but only accepts the contract of Baptism with a priesthood holder. One of his worthy representitives here on Earth. Show more Show less