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Hi I'm Nathan

I'm a musician, I love creativity and passion; I studied and prayed to gain a testimony of the Bible and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I would say that I am a unique individual who likes a lot of fun, creativity, and joy. I grew up in a wonderful home with loving parents who raised us on good music and movies. I grew up as a child loving "The Wizard of Oz", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "The Sound of Music" and "The Andy Griffith Show." My home was always a place of safety and love. I learned to develop my talents in my life taking tap dancing, playing the piano, guitar, accordion, and cello. I had a love for music from the start and began writing/arranging music as a way to express my passion. Some inspirational artists that I have grown very fond of include: Alan Menken, Amy Lee (Evanescence), Hans Zimmer, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, David Osmond, Tchaikovsky, Randy Newman, and William Joseph. My favorite holiday is Easter. I am an appreciative person and strive to show gratitude in all that I do. I love uplifting shows that invigorate and inspire such as: "War Room," "Facing the Giants," "Fireproof," "Courageous," and "Touched by an Angel." I am the oldest of two younger sisters who I love and appreciate deeply. I love studying the scriptures and discovering their deep mysteries and wisdom. I served a mission in Utica, New York. I love optimism, enthusiasm, and I hope that I can be a light to others!

Why I am a Mormon

What keeps me in the game is knowing that what I've studied, and what I've learned is absolutely true. The exciting part is that once a person has gained a testimony for themselves, the Spirit will continue to testify truth each time the individual experiences them. I have made mistakes in my life, but I don't let what I have struggled with keep me back. I don't feel like I need to go very far out into the ocean of danger to understand that happiness is staying safe on the shore. For me, just taking a few steps into the water is enough. I've been studying and trying to become closer to Jesus Christ. He is so important. As a Mormon I understand that He is the head of this church and leads through His living prophets and apostles. I am a Mormon because I understand that Jesus Christ is real and leads this church. The Atonement is something that is so sacred, personal, and meaningful to me. The overall message I get from that loving act, is that exaltation is worth any amount of cruel suffering. I want to make sure that I use the Atonement and make it back to make His experience worthwhile. I have always felt a deep profound peace and joy while experiencing the truth that this church brings. It's light contrast drastically to the commotion, fears, and noises of the world. I appreciate being a member of the church and want to make it back to Heavenly Father and His Son. That is my greatest desire. My favorite scripture is 1 John 2:15-17 which says: "Love not the world neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof; but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever." This scripture keeps me going and it is so beautiful. We live in a noisy world that is full of distractions. I am learning to not love the world.

How I live my faith

I see God as our happy best friend who spends all of His energy trying to help, inspire, encourage and bless us. Heber C. Kimball said: "I am perfectly satisfied that my Father and my God is a cheerful, pleasant, lively, and good-natured Being. Why? Because I am cheerful, pleasant, lively, and good-natured when I have His Spirit...that arises from the perfection of His attributes; He is a jovial, lively person, and a beautiful man." I have been blessed to see this fresh view of God. I have come to know that He is pure joy and happiness. Choosing God and His Son are happiness! I strive to keep my eye single to the Lord and follow His ways--even when what I think I want doesn't always match what He wants. (Isaiah 55:9) I know that the Savior is aware of me and that He is there to help! I choose to live happy and trust God that His plan will bring me the best happiness.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

God is the Father of us all and wants to see us succeed in this life as well as the next. He wants us to have all that He has--to live His lifestyle and know complete joy. We live on a planet with limited knowledge, trials, and the adversary. We can easily be convinced, persuaded, and enticed because of our mortal/fallen state. God has never allowed Homosexuality, never does, and never will. People struggling with Same Sex Attraction (SSA) are encouraged to get help from family, the bishop, or other priesthood leaders. Part of life is to deal with life's trials, temptations, and afflictions (2 Cor 12:7-10). We should not see them as burdens, but as blessings for growth, development, and opportunities to serve others. Heavenly Father knows exactly what to give us in order for us to develop and to achieve our destiny. Even though same gender feelings seem perfectly natural, we should remember that our loyalty is first to God. We can't give Him anything because everything is already His. The only thing that we can offer is our hearts. Just as Abraham put what he loved on the alter, we too must unselfishly give up anything that interferes with our loyalty to God. Everything may seem wrong or unfair now, but the time will come when we will finally see through the lifted veil and will be glad that we were valiant. Our divine destiny is far greater than we could ever imagine. (James 1:12; 1 Cor 2:9) Just trust God and be the best you can be. Show more Show less