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Hi I'm Natalie

I like meeting new people and I love laughing. I have been called to serve as a missionary for the church! And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am very much of an outgoing person with a "bubbly" personality as it is mentioned to me often! I love meeting new people and forming friendships as well: ) Currently, I am finishing my Associate's degree online and working two jobs in hopes that I may be able to acquire the funds needed to serve a full time mission. In my spare time I enjoy spending it with friends, playing volleyball, singing, and playing the violin. Although I do not always keep up with the talent, I will never give up the love I have for making music-- music plays a big part in my life whether I play, listen or vocalize it. I love it. I am also definitely a family-oriented person. There is a special place in my heart for each and everyone of my family members. The love I hold for each one truly is indescribable. They are everything to me and even though we have our disputes and disagreements, I will always love them. It is hard don't get me wrong, my parents are divorced and that can be very difficult at times however, having the knowledge of my religion reminds me that with God anything IS possible and we can face the challenges in our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I whole-heartedly believe the teachings and doctorines of this gospel. I know there is a God and savior that knows us, loves us, individually! Our Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ truly exist. I have felt it. Sometimes when I pray whether in times of distress or happiness, I envision arms enfolding me letting me know, I am loved. There have been many times in my life where the Spirit has testified to me, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has the full truth. We not only believe in the Bible but also have the Book of Mormon, which is why we are often referred to as Mormons instead of Latter-Day Saints(LDS). The two books compliment each other and go hand in hand. I know with my whole being that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon through the power of God. We were placed on this earth to be tested and our mission in life is to endure to the end and seek perfection as Christ was.. Not to become perfect now but in the life after this. When we sin and make mistakes, that is when we have the blessed opportunity to repent and seek the qualities, desires, and actions to become like Christ. I'm a Mormon because I am constantly trying to develop the desire for becoming a better person. I know God sent His son Jesus Christ to die for us. We are eternally indebted to him and by being a mormon and trying to live the gospel, I guess it's my way of saying 'I love you', and that I am 'beyond thankful for your sacrifice and will do all that I can to prove that'. I am Mormon for the very reason that I believe we are here for a purpose. Everything happens for a reason and being Mormon helps me understand these truths. I share all these things as my true testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!

How I live my faith

I live my religion by trying to establish a habit of reading the doctorine contained in the scriptures. I also strive to pray to our Heavenly Father whether it's on my knees or with a simple pray in my heart. Attending church every Sunday is a must for me because I need the spiritual boost. Three meetings can be a lot sometimes but in the end it is always very rewarding! I learn something everytime. Every now and then I participate in my ward choir because it only makes sense since I love singing right? There is definitely something powerful and sensational about music. Countless times I have feel the Spirit when I'm making the music or simply listening. Right now, I serve in my ward as on the Service Activities Committee. We prepare activities for the members of the ward so that they may have an opportunity to serve others. As we learn from the Book of Mormon in Mosiah 2:17 when we are in the service of our fellow man, we are really serving God, our Heavenly Father. One other thing I do to live my faith is finding opportunities to share my happiness with others. Because just when we think challenges and difficulties may consume us, I like trying to see the positive side of things afterwards and remembering who I am and who I can become.