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Hi I'm Nathon Dyck

I love music. My friends mean the world to me. My family is Forever. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am the youngest of six children, all of which are boys. My parents did all they could to raise us well, and I am forever greatful for that. We all have different interests, but all find common ground to have fun together. I love sports and athletics, and I particularly enjoy running. Most recently, the passion that drove me the most was music. My family is very musical, with each person making music on at least one instrument (singing included). I played tuba for 4 years, cello for 1 year, and piano enough to plunk out one note at a time. My preferred method of creating music is through singing, and I love listening to others sing. I hope to exercise my voice throughout my life, and try my best to share the joy I feel with others. Though music is my passion, I love to learn and do other things. I enjoy science, history, cars (especially fast ones), talking to friends, and pretty much anything and everything else worth doing. I have reached a point in my life where I am not sure what I want to do with my future, though I do know this: A family will always be a part of it, first my parents and brothers, then a wife and children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church as the last of six boys. Throughout my life, I watched as we all faced faced various trials, challenges, and choices as individuals and as a family; I saw that the more we followed the teachings of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, the happier we were. Now that I am older, I can see the pattern even more clearly in my own life. I continue to make mistakes, often at least 1 per hour, but I know that my sins, guilt, and pain can be washed away through the Atonement, or suffering, of Jesus Christ. He has helped me with every challenge I have faced where I have sought him out, whether it be a physical, emotional, spiritual, or intellectual challenge. He has healed my physically, he has helped me in overcoming depression, and he has helped me to overcome trials I have faced in social interaction. I know that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ with His priesthood, the power and authority given to man to act in the name of God. THIS is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I currently live my faith by serving as a full-time, volunteer missionary in southern England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My missionary companion and I spend every day talking to people in streets, at front doors, in car parks, at the supermarket, and everywhere else. We teach others the Gospel of Jesus Christ: faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice in Gethsemane and Calvary, repentance from our sins, baptism by immersion for the washing away of our sins, the laying on of hands for the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and being obedient to God's commandments for the remainder of our lives. I have gained a knowledge of the blessings that come from living these principles as I have applied them in my life and as I have seen others apply them in their lives.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Nathon Dyck
Apostles are special witnesses of Jesus Christ, and form part of the governing body of the church upon the Earth, through direct revelation from God. They were necessary in Biblical times because there was a need for continuous revelation from God in order to address the concerns of the times, such as circumcision and the Law of Moses. Even in those times, the effort was made to always have 12 Apostles. When Judas died, the 11 remaining Apostles met together and prayed to know who to replace him with; by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Matthias was selected as the new apostle. Eventually, due to the nature of their calling, they were too far spread to meet together and select new apostles when the current ones were killed. We now have Apostles on the Earth today for the same reason they had them in the times of the original church. We, in these latter days, have concerns that need to be answered by revelation from God. Through revelation, we have received guidance on diet, education, overcoming family challenges, overcoming addiction, avoiding gambling, keeping ourselves financially stable, and many other important matters. We continue to hear the words of our loving Father in Heaven. We can know this is true by asking God whether these men are truly called by Him and speak to us on his behalf. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Nathon Dyck
We bellieve that baptism is essential in order to return back to God. Christ himself said "Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." (John 3:5) We attest to the truthfulness of this statement by the Saviour. Also, baptism is for the remission, or removal, of sins. If someone has faith in Christ and repents of their sins, they are then prepared for baptism wherein their past sins from their whole life are "washed away". This principle is not new, but was taught in the time of Christ as well. In Mark 1:4 we read"John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins." Finally, baptism is done by full immersion of the body in water. This is symbolic of death and rebirth, the death being of our sinful self and the rebirth being of ourself as a disciple of Jesus Christ. We know that baptism is by immersion from the following scripture: "And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water". He could not have come out of the water if he had not gone in. I know these things to be true, as I have had the Spirit of God testify of it unto me. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Nathon Dyck
The Law of Chastity is God's law to protect the sacredness of the power of procreation. God is the great creator of all things, and he has granted each one of us a piece of that ability as His children. God intends for sexual relations to be reserved for husband and wife in the bonds of matrimony. When we have sexual relations outside of marriage, we show disrespect for this power God has given us. Also, promiscuous or loose sexual relationships often lead to sadness and emotional pain. They can also lead to diesease, unwanted pregnancy, and broken families. I have seen maany of these things in the lives of those I am serving right now. Chastity and fidelity to one's spouse are key to happiness in both this life and the next. Show more Show less