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Hi I'm Nate

I am from southern California. I am an aspiring business professional. I am an MBA student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married with two children (for now). I grew up in southern California and have lived in Idaho, Utah, Illinois, and now North Carolina. I have an undergraduate degree in business strategy and I am pursuing an MBA currently. I love sports: watching and especially playing. I enjoy practically any sport, especially soccer, volleyball, slow-pitch softball, and tennis. I also enjoy learning new things. I enjoy academics, but I also enjoy learning about other practical things like yard care, gardening, house repairs and maintenance, car repairs, etc.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all my life. Some may mistakenly think that my upbringing in the church is the ONLY reason why I am a member. In my relatively limited life experiences, I have had the opportunity to see the hand of God in my life... first hand, and I have gained my own testimony (independent of my parents): that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are real, that they called Joseph Smith as a prophet, that the Book of Mormon (like the Bible) contains words and teachings of ancient prophets that will bring us closer to Christ, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is, in fact, Christ's church restored to the earth. It is a wonderfully reassuring thing to know that God doesn't change. God answered the prayers of Adam, Moses, Abraham, etc and he also answers mine. God gave laws and commandments to Moses and those same laws and principles are still in effect today. Likewise, God always called prophets (that is how we have the Bible) to whom he revealed his "word". We also have a prophet TODAY, along with apostles and other leaders, just like in the Old and New Testament. I am a Mormon because I value the knowledge and understanding about where we come from and where we are going. I value the knowledge that my family can go on forever. I value the knowledge that through the mercy of Christ, I can be saved if I have faith, repent, and do my best to live according to the words of Christ.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has no spectators. We have been charged by ancient and modern-day prophets to strengthen and uplift one another, and that is what we do. Each member of the church serves voluntarily in various capacities to enable the church to function. I have held numerous positions within my respective wards (geographically divided groups of members). I have served as a leader in the men's organization, helping to coordinate teaching, service, and other activities. Additionally, I have served in that administration of the ward, responsible for the unit finances and membership records of all of the ward's members. Outside of church service, I do my best to get involved in community service, but mostly I try to be a good citizen, a good community member, and a good neighbor. Whether helping remove snow from the sidewalk, delivering cookies, or any other service, I try my best to live as Christ would live. In the New Testament, Christ speaks of the righteous who visited the sick, fed the hungry, etc. and the righteous ask, "[paraphrased]when did we ever do those things?" Christ answers, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these your brethren, ye have done it unto me." I try every day to show that Christ-like love to others around me (though, I admittedly have a lot of room for improvement)