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Hi I'm Natalie

I'm an engineer and a mother. I love to organize and make excel spreadsheets. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Colorado native that is too afraid to go skiing. I think Colorado is one of the most beautiful states and I enjoy fishing, camping, and hiking. I play the piano and I was a percussionist in high school. I studied civil engineering in college and earning my degree is one of my greatest accomplishments. I met my husband during college and we were married shortly after graduation. Now, two years later, we are expecting our first child. We are nervous about the life changes headed our way but are anxious and excited as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that Heavenly Father has prepared a way for us to return to live with him some day. I know that in order to live with Him, we must have faith in our Savior Jesus Christ and repent of our sins. One of the ways in which we show our faith in Jesus Christ is by receiving ordinances such as baptism. Jesus Christ himself was baptized "to fulfill all righteousness." He was baptized by John the Baptist who had the power and authority to perform this sacred ordinance. The power and authority to perform ordinances is called the priesthood. I believe that the priesthood was given to Joseph Smith who was a prophet of God. I am a Mormon because I believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is led by a prophet who has the priesthood power to perform ordinances - saving ordinances that make is possible for us to return and live with our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I begin and end each day with a prayer to Heavenly Father. I pray for my husband and my family and anything else that might be weighing on my mind. My husband and I also say a prayer together each morning and night and we enjoy reading a chapter from the Book of Mormon during breakfast. I spend about 20 minutes each day for personal study. I'm currently studying the Old Testament. Every Monday night, my husband and I have "Family Home Evening" where we read a talk given by one of the leaders of our church during the semiannual world wide conferences. We attend church each Sunday for three hours. The first hour is Sacrament meeting where we take bread and water in remembrance of the Savior's atoning sacrifice. We also listen to talks given by different members of the congregation. During the second and third hour I teach songs to children between the ages of three and eleven. We sing songs about Jesus Christ, family, faith, and other gospel topics. My favorite song is, "I am a Child of God."