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Hi I'm Natalie

I'm a nanny. I moved to France for a year and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Natalie. Im 23 years old. I am studying French at a language school in Paris, France. I moved to France to be an au pair for two adorable little boys, who are 3 years old and 1 year old. Both my parents are converts to the church. My dad joined when he was in his 20's and served a mission in Venezuela. My mom's best friend in high school joined the church and then, invited my mom to attend Brigham Young University with her. She looked into BYU and saw that it was a good school and decided to go. Once there, she was required to take religion classes, which sparked her interest in the church and our beliefs. After going through all the discussions several times, she joined. I have 3 siblings and I love my family. The gospel of Jesus Christ has helped us become a happy, close family.

Why I am a Mormon

Moving to a foreign country, I was a little scared. The first thing I did was find where the local ward meetinghouse was. As soon as I walked into the courtyard, a feeling of peace and relief swept over me and I felt right at home. Going to church has helped renew my faith and desires to choose the right. I recently read the Book of Mormon, on my own, for the first time. This book is truly another testament of the Savior. I've never felt the Spirit more strongly than while reading it. It has strengthened my desire to be closer to my Heavenly Father and my Savior. The teachings in the Book of Mormon if followed, can change our hearts and help us become perfect, like our elder brother, Jesus Christ. I have found strength and comfort in the passages I've read and I have a new-found love for this book. I encourage anyone who is questioning their faith, the Gospel or even that there really is a God to read this book and pray to know for yourself if it is true. You will receive an answer.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a good example to my little boys and also, to their parents. By loving and serving them selflessly, I can grow closer to the Savior. Every day is a challenge, and as I face them with faith in the Lord, things work out and are usually not as bad as they first seem. I take time every day to pray sincerely and communicate with my Heavenly Father and express my gratitude for the blessings He gives me. I know as I continue to do this, I will be blessed in all aspects of my new, exciting life in France.