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Hi I'm Nate

I'm a law student maintaining my faith and integrity through prayer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a busy 28 year old law school student which results in a lack of time for family, friends, and precious sleep. Naturally I miss many of my former hobbies and activities that no longer fit my schedule. When I do have free time I like playing sports, watching concerts, and meeting new people. Growing up as a minority in a not-so-nice neighborhood taught me to appreciate and effectively communicate with many great people that I would not have otherwise. This may or may not have been to a contributing factor to my propensity to talk during elementary school. :) I feel that it is very important to be a good friend. I try to be a good friend by being a great listener and giving supportive feedback--even on the rare occasions where a friend does not want to hear it. That is what I hope my friends would do for me. I try to follow the "golden rule" in all the other aspects of my life as well. It's a tricky yet rewarding process where I have been the biggest beneficiary.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Latter-day Saint and I found God as a teenager. I knew my commitment to God to live the chaste and sober lifestyle He wanted would be tested in high school and beyond. I also knew I had to decide whether to give the Lord two years of my life via serving Him as a Latter-day Saint missionary. To be successful, I knew I must have my own witness that God is real, Jesus Christ is my savior, and that I was a member of His church. After some deep soul searching, I received my answer while praying. I know the key component of receiving my revelation was firmly committing to obey and serve him whatever that may be BEFORE I asked. I have since repeated this pattern for decisions big and small. Although sometimes the answer requires waiting, it always comes. This helps me not to feel abandoned or bitter during the meantime. Prayer has been my lifeline to my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

One of the most important things for me to do each day is to connect with God through prayer and scripture study. When I started college I mistakenly believed there was not enough time in each day for very meaningful prayer and scripture study. I soon experienced a correlation between the effort of making God my first priority and my level of productivity, fulfillment, and happiness--no matter the length of my prayers or time spent reading. This principle of a correct attitude is true in every aspect of my life and not just schooling. I am grateful to know this because putting God first despite all else has helped me through the hardest times of my life.