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Hi I'm Nathan Blumenberg

I lived In Alaska, I served a mission In Idaho, And I am a Mormon!!!

About Me

I am a convert to the church. I Joined about 6 yrs ago. I like to hike and go fishing. I served a mission in Idaho and am going to school at Brigham Young University Idaho

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I love and know that this Gospel has blessed my life. I came to know that the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true by praying to our Heavenly Father. My Testimony of this gospel is that I know if we pray to our Heavenly Father and read the Book Of Mormon That we can and will recieve an answer to our prayers.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the example of my Savior Jesus Christ. I strive to be kind and loving as well as share his gospel with those around me.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Nathan Blumenberg
The Restoration of the Gospel was vital because after Christ died his apostles took over and the people rejected them and killed them. Because the Apostles died the Priesthood or the Power to act in God's name was lost. examples our not proper authority to baptize, or to help people in his name.  Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Nathan Blumenberg
 What we as missionaries talk about is Jesus Christ. We teach of his crucifixion and Ressurrection. We help others come unto Christ so that they can recieve blessings from our Heavenly Father.  Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Nathan Blumenberg
No. It is strongly recommended that all males that are 18 serve a mission. It is not something that you have to do. I am currently serving a mission and can tell you that if you are looking for the Gospel that one of the ways we come closer to our Savior is by serving a mission. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Nathan Blumenberg
Our primary family worship service is called sacrament meeting. This meeting is held in our chapels on Sunday and lasts approximately 70 minutes. Visitors are welcome to attend. It is common for families to attend, and we are accustomed to having children as part of the congregation. A typical meeting would consist of the following: Hymns: Religious songs sung by the congregation (hymn books are provided). Prayers: Offered by local Church members. Partaking of the sacrament (communion): The sacrament consists of prepared bread and water, which is blessed and passed by priesthood holders to those in attendance who wish to do so. Speakers: Typically a meeting will have two or three assigned speakers. (Note: We do not pass a plate or request donations as part of our worship services.) Visitors are also welcome to attend other Sunday meetings that precede or follow sacrament meeting: Sunday School classes are offered for each age group, beginning with 12 year olds. Primary meetings consist of a group service and age-oriented classes for children 3 through 11 years of age. A nursery is available for young children, ages 18 months to 3 years. Young Women meetings provide classes for those 12 through 17 years of age. Relief Society meeting is for women, ages 18 years and older. Priesthood meetings provide age-oriented classes for males 12 years and older. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Nathan Blumenberg
No we help everyone. Much of what is done in the Church is to bless and help those who are not Mormon. The Mormon Church has donated more than $1 billion in cash and material assistance to 167 different countries in need of humanitarian aid since it started keeping track in 1985. I am currently serving a mission and their are a lot of people that are not members of our faith that recieve help from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We believe that we are to be like our savior and help everyone that is in need of food or clothing. It has helped me to know that the Church is willing to help all and help those that need money to learn to manage it better and then not need our help anymore so they can feel indepent. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Nathan Blumenberg
I attribute the Growth of the Church on the basis of the Plan of Salvation and that the questions of life like why are we here where are we going and where did we come from help answer the concerns in peoples lives. It is also by the willingness of the people to Read the Book of Mormon and to pray about whether or not it is true when they do this they come to find out that it is true. Also the fact that we preach the gospel and bring these glad messages to everyone helps us. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Nathan Blumenberg
The Book of Mormon is Another Testament Of Jesus Christ. It testifies that he is the Christ and that he really did live and that he is our Savior. It contains as does the Bible the Fullness of the Everlasting Gospel. It is a record of God's dealings with the ancient people in the Americas. The Introduction of the Book of Mormon helps us understand how we can better know what it is. The last two paragraphs say " We invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost. (See Moroni 10:3–5.) Those who gain this divine witness from the Holy Spirit will also come to know by the same power that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that Joseph Smith is his revelator and prophet in these last days, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s kingdom once again established on the earth, preparatory to the second coming of the Messiah." I know that as you heed this counsel in the Introduction that you Will know that the Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I have taken this challenge and know it to be true. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Nathan Blumenberg
Authority to perform baptism is essential. We know that throughout time that authority was given to man to act in his name. We know in the Bible that Aaron had been given authority to do the things he did in the Temple. We know that in the New Testament that Jesus Christ did not just go to anyone but that he went to someone who had authority. We also know that Jesus Christ gave his Apostles authority (see John 15:16). We also believe that after Jesus Christ and the Apostles were crucified that the Authority or Priesthood was taken away. But our Heavenly Father loves and cares about us and we believe that the same authority that the Apostles held was given to Joseph Smith. I know that as you ask our Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon is true that this concept will be easier to understand and that in there lies the true concern. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Nathan Blumenberg
God has called prophets to lead His Church in our day, just as He did anciently. The current prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Thomas S. Monson. He is assisted by two counselors—Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uctdorf. Together, they make up the First Presidency of the Church (much like Peter, James, and John after Christ’s death). All members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are apostles and prophets. The current Apostles are: Boyd K. Packer L. Tom Perry Russell M. Nelson Dallin H. Oaks M. Russell Ballard Richard G. Scott Robert D. Hales Jeffrey R. Holland David A. Bednar Quentin L. Cook D. Todd Christofferson Neil L. Andersen Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Nathan Blumenberg
We do not have a paid clergy because we give selfless service and many of the calls in the Church do not demand a 24/7 commitment. Callings into Leadership of the Church can be hard but The Lord himself is not pleased when his servants look for pay. That is why Christ threw out the money changers at the Temple, That is why Jesus Christs Apostles did not get paid other than in the fact of the blessings from Heaven to perform and magnify there call. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Nathan Blumenberg
Well it is called a cult because we are misunderstood. We have a belief in Jesus Christ and worship him. If you have ever heard anyone say we worship Joseph Smith that is false. We respect and honor him but we do not honor and respect him as much as we do our Savior. If you look in the Dictionary then yes we could be considered a cult by one definition but then all churches would be considered cult. I know that this church is true and I can promise you that it is not a cult Show more Show less