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Hi I'm H. Nathan Hoffman

I'm a physical therapist. I'm a college sports fanatic. I'm a guitarist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have an independent spirit. When I was 19 years old, I left to serve a 2-year mission spanish-speaking mission in San Diego, and as soon as I returned home all I could think about was leaving for school. So, as soon as I could, I got a part-time job near campus and left for BYU. I fell in love with college life. I loved the variety: work, learning, social experiences, relationships. It was a very rich time of life form me. Truthfully, sometimes I wish I could go back and be a perpetual student. After finishing at BYU, I left for Arizona to pursue a Doctorate degree in physical therapy. I was always drawn PT because it seems to combine everything I love: exercise, education, social interaction, and science. It can be fun, but quite quite challenging at the same time, and I'm quite passionate about it. There's something almost sacred about being able to coach someone through physical limitations. And the relationships you form are equally special. I do feel a little weird being called "Dr" though.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the Spirit of God has penetrated my heart in such a way that I can't deny that the teachings of this church are true. Some of the most profound spiritual moments I've had have been during moments of reflexion. For example, I often reflect on a night when I was young and struggling, and my father sat down to teach me a principle of repentance out of the Book of Mormon. Or I think about the joy I felt when, as a 19-year-old boy, I prayed and and asked God if the Book of Mormon was true. Or I think back to the months before my mission when I asked God if the Book of Mormon was true and I felt an undeniable sense of peace rest upon me. For me, the recollection of these and countless other spiritual moments have anchored my soul in the Gospel of Jesus Christ as found in His church. And that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others. I mean, I don't think I do anything amazing, but I really enjoy helping people feel loved and appreciated, especially if they are new to the congregation. I've experienced being in a new place with new people and feeling like the outsider. So, I try to make an effort to sit and really get to know people who look like they may not be comfortable in their new surroundings. Service projects are good, but I think that these small acts of service can sometimes be so much more personal and meaningful. Plus, you make lots of friends. I also try to be an active participant in church activities; apart from Sunday services, I attend church classes and events during the week that allow me to feel uplifted both spiritually and socially.