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Hi I'm Nathan

Colorado, ice cream, board games, foreign languages, my family, the gospel...doesn't get much better than that!

About Me

My parents moved out to Colorado when I was three. I have always considered myself a native to Colorado, since I was raised here most my life. Currently, I have a family of my own with two children. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. Many nights we play board games or card games. Every now and then playing computer games helps me keep in touch with my brothers who live in other states. The majority of my time is spent with my beautiful wife, my curious son and my adorable little daughter. I enjoy playing a variety of sports, going on hikes, watching thunderstorms...you name it. I love Italy, speak Italian, and am trying to teach Italian to my children.

Why I am a Mormon

Over the years, I have had the questions pop into my head, "Why am I here?" or "What is the reason for growing up?" or "What are we supposed to be doing here?" It seemed weird to me that people would just be born, grow up, and die without some purpose or meaning. Why do we like so many different things? How come their are so many different languages to be learned and studied? Basically, what are we doing here? Since learning is an inevitable and crucial part of our existence, I knew there was something else to be understood...I just needed to find out what. As I watch my own children grow up, and they learn how to crawl or speak, I realize that once that has been accomplished something more must happen. Personally, I have not been a big fan of reading books, unless it's mandatory (like in school). In fact, even reading the Book of Mormon is challenging. Aside from my lack of reading, I found it harder to read about something written so long ago and that only talks about wars and history. Notwithstanding, one thing I did notice was that almost every chapter refers to or gives reference of Christ. No matter how historical or war-filled the Book of Mormon seems, I have always returned to its chapters for understanding and guidance in life. I don't feel any different while reading it, but I just can't deny it's veracity. Seeing the world as it is, engulfed in war and civil battles, lost in disrespect and discouragement, I find it hard to believe that we are here to suffer and give up. A feeling inside of me has continually nudged my unconscious to realize that there is a purpose to life and it isn't supposed to be wasted, but wanted. Why would we choose to die when we are given a mysterious opportunity to live. I still have yet to find my full purpose and potential in life, but I have finally discovered more about what it means and why. Reading the Book of Mormon is a start. Following my gut instinct and the promptings of the Spirit led me to even more truth.

How I live my faith

In all truthfulness, I just try to live life and love it. Through service, by example, in raising my family...I do my best to take care of those around me the best I can. Technically, since we are all God's children here on earth, we need to look after one another as brothers and sisters normally would. If we can't do even that, it seems like anything else we try to do is pointless. Service. Laughter. Love. Friendships. Family. These are only a few of the many ways for how I live my faith.