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Hi I'm Nate

I'm an engineer-in-training, a father-to-be, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a geotechnical engineer, I'm a husband and father-to-be, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

The guidance and support of my parents helped me through baptism at eight years old and their example and encouragement helped me to build my own testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In my youth, as my friends in school made their decisions about the lifestyle they wanted, I realized I would have to make an important life choice. Either I make a commitment to living the teachings I had learned in the Church, or go along with the social pressures of my peers. Choosing to do what I felt inside was right, which was to continue faithfully in the Church, was not easy. It meant that I would probably be ridiculed or challenged about my beliefs and my standards - and I was. One of the most helpful tools that I gained from a meaningful personal experience, however, was a witness from God, by a soft inner confirmation from His Spirit, that this Restored Gospel is true. This sweet, peaceful feeling came as I read the Book of Mormon in my teenage years, and prayed to Him to know whether it was true. Other than that single experience, when I have studied the teachings that are found therein and have lived accordingly, I continue to feel a confirming feeling that the Book of Mormon, just as the Holy Bible is God's word. When I live His Gospel, I am blessed with peace, guidance, and protection, which are all proving to be most helpful during this life. The elements mentioned above are all reasons why I continue to follow His Gospel.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church involves giving as much as receiving. When I was called to serve as a full-time missionary for the Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, for two years, I came to realize that the Lord watches over His sheep, and He can certainly use my help to do His work. As well, as I continue to give of my time and effort to other people in the Church, through leadership roles and administering to families in their homes, I am reminded that because God is so loving to me, then I ought to show in return my love for Him by doing as He asks of me.