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Hi I'm Nathan

I grew up in Colorado where I loved being outside. I love learning, working on projects and being with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a beautiful part of Colorado where I was able to be as active as a boy could ever really hope for. I was involved in sports, actually enjoyed school, and as I got a little older, held a variety of different part-time jobs. I graduated high school in the class of 2000 and went off to a year of college before serving a two year mission in California. After California, I moved to Utah where I earned a Bachelor degree in accounting. Along the way, I somehow managed to convince the most amazing girl (who also happens to be from the same area where I grew up) to think I was worth marrying. Together we have three beautiful little girls and while being surrounded by women and the thoughts of a future house full of teenage girls terrifies me, I couldn’t be happier. I love my family and would do anything to make sure they are happy and taken care of. That is also part of the reason we recently moved back to Colorado. Don’t get me wrong, Utah’s great and all, but it’s just not for us. Currently, I work for the state government and have a desk job, but I like to pretend that I am still active and young enough to not get hurt doing whatever sounds fun.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was raised by a Mormon family, there comes a time when a person must make his or her own decisions. Mine came as a teenager growing up where I was the only LDS kid among my regular friends. I didn’t ever think much about it, but somehow I became known as “the Mormon.” Comments about my religion became a normal part of life. I remember one friend who, after I would make a mistake, would comment “bad Mormon, no cookie!” I was never offended by the comments, but it did cause me to think about who I was. Was this something I really believed in or was it just something I was doing because my parents wanted me to? I began to spend a lot of time thinking about it. I read what I was taught to be the scriptures. I prayed to a God I was taught would listen to me. I waited for the answer that I was taught would come. It took some time, but I eventually did get my answer. I realized after a while that I was happy because of the choices I had made. I was reassured that I was doing the right thing and that I should continue to do so. These teachings didn’t come from other people, but from feelings within. I have had many other personal experiences that have confirmed to me, that this is what my Heavenly Father wants of me. I will always be thankful to my friends and family who, sometimes unknowingly, helped to gave me the greatest gift in this life: a relationship with my Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life in a way that I believe my Heavenly Father wants me to. I do not pretend that there are not difficulties, but I know that life is about having and achieving true joy. I have had my share of struggles and I know that I will have more down the road, but I try to remember that we are given our trials and difficulties as a blessing. We pass through the bad so we can know just how good things can be. I try to live in a way that I can be supportive to others. I try to be cheerful, energetic and an example to others. I use the word “try” because I do not always succeed; in fact, I regularly find myself exhausted, stressed and grumpy, but I am doing my best. Because of my knowledge of God’s plan, I know that I will have support to overcome the challenging times.