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Hi I'm Nathan

I'm studying math at BYU and I love to play soccer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love math. I'm studying math at Brigham Young University and am looking forward to going to graduate school studying number theory. I love the way the principles of mathematics work together to create a fascinating whole. I also love playing soccer, watching it too. I play 4-5 times per week, if I can find the opportunities. My favorite team at the moment is FC Barcelona. They play with such a beautiful style it makes me want to go out there and be as good as Messi is.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of this church. I also grew up as a budding mathematician and scientist. As such, logic and reasoning held sway strongly in my life. It was often difficult for me to fully accept the church, because I wanted to understand everything logically. While God has promised us that everything about this life and his church will make sense eventually, some things he requires us to accept on the principle of faith. This was always very difficult for me. God helped me gain a greater appreciation and capacity for faith. Through many experiences, God has helped me feel his spirit and learn to trust in Him, even when I don't understand fully. In particular, one time as I read in the Book of Mormon, in Mosiah 3:7-9 I felt the spirit of God burn so strongly in my heart that purged my mind of all doubts about my faith. I learned from that experience, and many others, that it IS logical to accept spiritual experiences that God gives us. It has become a fundamental part of who I am, along with logic and reasoning. Since then, I have studied diligently to better understand the logical truths of the Gospel. With the spiritual assurance that this is the truth, I have found many logically satisfying answers to my many questions. I can assert that God does give us answers to our questions, especially when we first have faith in Him. Now, my analytical mind and deep felt faith work cohesively together as I learn and grow in God's church.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving in the leadership body in charge of the group of young single adult men in our ward. We organize the men into partnerships to visit and look out for each other. We also plan activities for the men where we have opportunities to develop friendships, especially with those who are otherwise alone.