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Hi I'm Nathan

I am a petroleum engineer. But for eighteen months I moved to Hong Kong to serve as a welfare service missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up all over the South. I went to Georgia Tech where I majored in Physics and met my beautiful wife. I ent on to get an M.Sc. degree at OU and was married in the Washington D.C. temple. We have six children and in the middle of my career we went back to graduate school for me to finish my Ph.D. and my wife to do her Master's degree. We now have four grandsons and one on the way. I am active in Scouts and love to teach Scouts to shoot. I am NRA certified in rifle, pistol, shotgun, muzzle loading rifle, reloading and am a Range Safety Officer. My wife and I are going to be going on an 18-month service mission to Asia.

Why I am a Mormon

 My education has been technical with degrees in Physics and Engineering. As a person with a scientific mind I challenged the notion of God and spirituality that I had as a youth. But I was never so presumptuous to believe that I could figure out the "things of God" by applying the methodologies of science and of man. I studied the Scriptures and fasted and prayed to know if they were true, particularly with respect to the Book of Mormon. God spoke to my spirit in a way that I can not deny and continues to touch my heart. For me, this is so clear that I find no conflict in my understanding of scientific principles and the Gospel.

How I live my faith

My wife and I just returned from serving as Welfare service missionaries in Hong Kong. That role helped me completely change the way I view the important things in life. In our roles there we: *Teach Welfare principles. Self-reliance, the importance of living within one's means, avoiding debt, saving, education, work and even food production and storage. We realize that we have lived these principles all of our lives and they have enabled us to use this time to serve others. * Help in Humanitarian projects. The Church does three types of projects in Asia. Major Initiatives such as wheelchairs, vision care, clean water, immunizations, food production, etc., Area Initiatives involving local members in service and Emergency Projects. We have helped in each of these areas and are very excited about being able to see the results. While I had volunteered on individual projects and been a donor to Humanitarian projects before I have been able to see what is involved in great detail and contribute to project success. *Serving others locally. We serve in a Branch here and are also able to serve one day a week in the Temple.