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Hi I'm Natasha

I am a travel addict and love to swim. Everything reminds me of a song, so I sing a lot. I'm a Harry Potter fanatic. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm from Texas. I am a young business professional, and got my bachelor's degree last year. I LOVE Harry Potter. I have a very expensive hobby...traveling. I love the feeling of the take off and landing of an airplane. I've been blessed to live in both Spain and Germany. I love Europe. I love history, and I love experiencing new cultures, which you can find in abundance in Europe. I love to read, and to hang out with my parents because they are a lot of fun. I have started to learn golf recently, and I am still undecided on how much I like it, because I'm pretty terrible at it. I'm going to give it a little more time. I love British humor, which sometimes gets me into trouble because other people don't find it too funny. It causes awkward moments. I speak some Spanish, and I think everyone should speak Spanish because it is a beautiful language. Sometimes I thinking I don't speak it enough and am beginning how to speak it. Nevertheless, I want it to be a lifelong pursuit to continue my Spanish education. I've also started teaching myself the Ukrainian alphabet, which is a little more difficult that I previously anticipated. Luckily, I love a challenge.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the FULLNESS of the gospel of Jesus Christ is on the earth, and it is found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My parents did not grow up Mormon. My mom was Catholic, and my dad grew up in the Church of England. They both have different stories of how they came to know for themselves that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the church of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I've been told a lot of times that I am Mormon because my parents are, and I'm blindly following what they tell me. The truth is...I'm Mormon because I've prayed and asked God, our Heavenly Father, the father of our spirits, if it is true, if this really is Christ's church and if Joseph Smith restored/brought back the gospel of Jesus Christ that had been changed after the death of Christ and His apostles. I prayed and I felt the Holy Ghost testify to my soul that it is true and it was the way to live with God and His son, Jesus Christ again. Everything I've learned in the Church of Jesus Christ rings true to my soul, it makes sense. It is not something incomprehensible and confusing; the gospel of Jesus Christ is simple because He wants us to understand and find the truth. He wants us to find His church and find that eternal happiness and peace that it brings. I love the standards that the Lord has set for us and his commandments, because they help me feel closer to Him.

How I live my faith

I thinking living on your own in areas without large Mormon populations is a blessing and sometimes a challenge, because everyday you choose to follow the Lord's commandments and live your faith. I try everyday to my faith by following the teachings of Jesus Christ. He says to search the scriptures, so I read the Bible and the Book of Mormon. With such a busy life, some days I read more from my scriptures than others, but I always try to make this a priority. I'm definitely learning day by day of how to balance work, socialization, and having quiet moments in my life where I can be alone with my Father in heaven to read the scriptures and pray. I love prayer and how we have been given this tool to talk to our Heavenly Father whenever and wherever we are. I speak to my Heavenly Father daily through prayer. I go to church on Sundays, and make a solid attempt (that normally works out) whenever I'm travelling. It's remembering that this is not a Sunday-only faith. To be a disciple of Jesus Christ is to live your faith daily and do the little things, like talking to people who look lonely or holding your tongue when a hurtful comment comes to mind. I have my good days and bad/tired days, but I try to be kind and let others feel of God's love through my actions. Even a small smile can brighten someone's day.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Call me biased...but Mormon women are AMAZING! It is true. They are very talented and intelligent people. I'm a big fan. I think our roles as women are best described in the old saying that God took a rib from Adam's side to create a woman so they could walk side-by-side in life together. She was not created from his foot so he can walk all over her nor was she created from his head so she could be above him. Women and men are equally involved in family life and in decision making. I love the equality and reverence that men in the church have for the sanctity of womanhood. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

How many ways can I say, "YES"? I know there is a living prophet on the earth today. His name is Thomas S. Monson. God does not change. He's not going to call prophets like Adam, Noah, Moses...etc and then one day think, "Hey, this is a really bad idea. I should stop." NO! God is the same, always. He called prophets in Biblical times and he has a living prophet on the earth today. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Simple answer: YES! It's called The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. He is the literal Son of God. I think the lyrics to a song say it best, "I believe in Christ; he is my King! With all my heart to him I'll sing; I'll raise my voice in praise and joy, In grand amens my tongue employ. I believe in Christ; he is God's Son. On heart to dwell his soul did come. He healed the sick; the dead he raised. Good works were his; his name be praised." -I Believe in Christ by Bruce R. McConkie Show more Show less