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Hi I'm Nathan

I'm a husband, father, runner and my daily work is to heal the wounded sole. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a father of boys and girls. They have boundless energy and distinct interests that keep me learning about Anne of Green Gables and Star Wars, basketball and dance, swimming and sewing. My wife and I love taking our children outside to enjoy the world around us. We run together, read together, work together, and have fun together. I am a podiatrist and I have a special interest in people with diabetes, which manifests itself with unique foot and ankle complications. One of the focuses of my career is centered around wound care. I find great joy in trying to understand the complexities of healing and am happy when I can assist the body in this process. Working in this field has brought me into contact with many brilliant minds that are focused and driven to answer difficult questions. I love the human interaction I get on a daily basis as a result of my job: colleagues, patients, and researchers. These interactions provide a unique setting where I can teach and learn from people with varying backgrounds and experiences.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a wonderful family, the second of five siblings. I grew up surrounded by extended family, many of whom are Mormons. My parents have a strong belief in Jesus' teachings. We went to church every Sunday, read the scriptures and prayed together often. My belief in Jesus Christ and commitment to keep His commandments came from thousands of small experiences (mostly positive, but some that were quite painful). For example, I remember as a young boy praying to my Father in Heaven and recognizing His specific and tender answer to my pleas for help. These experiences were positive faith building, life changing interactions with a living, loving Father in Heaven. I also remember making choices I knew were wrong and feeling sorrow for the offenses I caused. It was during these times that I recognized my faults, repented, and tried to change. Then, I felt the power of the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ and my sorrow was lifted through His love. All of these experiences have gradually built, and continue to build, a strong bond with my Father in Heaven. I find great peace, joy, and freedom in life by following the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I want to continue to feel this way and I want my children, friends, and family to feel so too.

How I live my faith

I have the opportunity to go into my community every day and say no to drugs and alcohol, pornography and foul language. I have the opportunity to treat others as I would want to be treated, which is not always easy. I have the opportunity to look into the sky or the beautiful landscape and see God's handiwork. I work with full-time missionaries on a daily basis. Full-time missionaries are most easily recognized as young men in white shirts and ties and a black name tag. Full-time missionaries can also be young women and senior couples (a married couple usually of retirement age). Both of my grandparents served as full-time missionaries when I was a young boy. They went to places far from home to tell people about their beliefs in Jesus Christ instead of vacationing, or buying a boat. I remember their desire to share something they valued so much, was greater than the comforts of their homes and they demonstrated that with their actions. When I think of them I think, "Why wouldn't I want to share the blessings I have received with others?" I love talking with the full-time missionaries and helping them teach the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have sincere questions. I attend a lot of meetings at church and I am fortified in my beliefs by what others teach and say. I also have opportunities to teach and speak in those meetings and preparing to do so is a sweet experience as I pray and prepare. The gospel of Jesus Christ influences almost every waking moment of my day and I am grateful it does because I would not be as happy and carefree if it did not.