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Hi I'm Nate

I'm a crocheter, a student, an adventure-seeker, a music lover, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a junior in college studying English with a Film Studies minor. I love going to school and learning about various literary theories and how I can improve my writing, which is a constant process. I balance my secular learning with spiritual edification by going to Institute, which is a program within the church that teaches gospel principles and truths to students like me. I also crochet in my spare time, which, while seen by many as odd for me to do as a hobby, is very relaxing and fun to do.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born in the church, I gained a testimony of the gospel and of Jesus Christ when I was 14 years old. At that time in my life, it became clear to me that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. I was awestruck by the peace the gospel brings into my life, and that wonder remains with me to this day. Like everybody, I make mistakes, but because of the Atonement of Christ, I am able to repent from sin and transgression, and that is wonderful. I'm a Mormon because I believe the gospel and I love the gospel, but above all, I love my Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

As a college student, living one's faith regardless of what faith it is can be challenging, as there are pressures from friends and pressures to do well in school, among others. However, I do my best to live my faith by leading by example. While most of my friends don't share my beliefs, I always answer any questions they may have, whether it is by the way I live my life or in a direct conversation with them. I don't smoke or drink like some of my friends, and they respect that by not pressuring me to join, which is really cool of them to do.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

The Bible teaches us that "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me" (Matthew 25:40). That scripture effectively sums up why all service is done by Mormons and the Church as a whole. The Church provides humanitarian relief to countries and areas hit by disaster or other catastrophes, but on a smaller scale, Mormons help their friends and members of their communities as well as community organizations by serving them in any way they can. In my life, I have helped multiple non-Mormons move in and out of homes. I've participated in service projects by working in food banks and food drives for those food banks. Mormons serve and help out in any way they can--it's a basic tenet of our faith. Show more Show less