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Hi I'm Nate

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of three wonderful children and the husband of an amazing woman. I enjoy spending time with my family--watching movies, playing games, hiking, or whatever else we are in the mood for. I enjoy dutch oven cooking, watching college football, and I am learning to the play the drums. When time permits I love to play sports especially basketball.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a LDS family and have attended the LDS Church my entire life. As a young man my family befriended an older couple in our neighborhood. One day the wife approached my mom and asked about the church we attended and if her and her husband could come to church with our family. Over the next few weeks our neighbors would sit in our home with us while the LDS missionaries shared some lessons on our Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father's plan for his children, including the restoration of the gospel and Christ's Church through the prophet Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. During the course of the lessons the missionaries invited our neighbors to learn for themselves of the truthfulness of the message they shared and then invited them to be baptized and become members of the Church. Our neighbors gained their own testimonies of the truthfulness of the gospel and the restoration of the gospel. They accepted the invitation to be baptized. Being eighteen years old I had recently become an elder in the priesthood and held the authority to baptize. Our neighbors asked if I would baptize them. After the baptismal ceremony, I overheard the husband (a man in his mid to late seventies) say to himself, "I have never been so happy in my entire life." I had always felt that the church was true, but after I heard that statement from a man who had live a long and full life, I began to wonder, "What is so special about this church and the message it shares?" Over the course of the next year I studied the Book of Mormon and prayed a lot. I had some ups and downs, but one day as I knelt in prayer I asked my Father in Heaven directly if the church was true and if Joseph Smith truly was a prophet and if he really saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. A wonderful feeling of peace came into my heart and I knew for myself what my neighbor had learned after so many years of life--The church is true. I have never looked back.

How I live my faith

I enjoy serving in the church. I currently serve as the clerk in my local congregation or ward. It is my duty to ensure that all of the membership records of the church are kept up to date and in proper order for our ward. I have found that service in the church is very fulfilling and I feel that I am helping in my own little way to bring others unto Jesus Christ. I enjoy the opportunities I have to visit other families in the church and discuss the principles of the gospel. In this way we can support each other in the challenges and trials of life and build up one another's faith. Most importantly I live my faith by striving to be the best husband and father that I can be. To me that means to love my wife with all of my heart. To show her that she is my best friend and my true companion. It also means that I must show my children the best example of a Christ-like life.