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Hi I'm Nate

I'm a father, husband, and an accountant. I enjoy reading and I love Christmas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Maryland but I have also lived in Washington, Utah, Louisiana, Idaho, and Colorado. My favorite place is Colorado as they have four seasons, a great outdoor scene, fun restaurants, and a great sports city in Denver. Professionally I work as a Controller for a growing mid-cap company which presents new challenges and exciting opportunities everyday.  I love my family and spending time with them. Life is full of distractions and like you I spend my day frequently making decisions and trying to make the right ones. I am happy in my life when I make choices consistent with my values which are centered around my family and my faith. My favorite places to vacation are Hawaii and Disneyland. I don't consider myself a lucky person and sometimes I let my wife win when we're playing board games. Just saying.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in the importance of faith and I respect people of all faiths moving forward in search of God's plan of happiness which is outlined for each of us. While we share similarities with both Christian and Non-Christian ancient religions, there are truths found solely in the Chuch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that have been restored through modern day prophets. Throughout time God has called prophets to serve as messengers to declare essential truths which center on our Savior Jesus Christ, the only Begotton Son of God. All signs and prophesies in the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon point to Christ, who is "the author and finisher of our faith." I do not agree with those that believe that God ceases to use prophets today to communicate with us. The Bible says in Amos 3:7 "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." We live in a world with shifting priorities and in a society that belittles the need for personal values and promotes individualism. Our prophet today carries the message that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and because of His eternal sacrifice we can be forgiven of our sins. But we need to offer Christ all of our hearts and exercise faith to follow Him. I am a Mormon because I made a decision when I was 18 that I wanted to know whether the things I had been taught growing up in my home and in church were true. Being a Mormon requires more than a passive interest and I committed to myself that I would fully dedicate my faith to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints if God would confirm to me that their teachings were true. Through study, prayer, and obedience to God's commandments I have been blessed with happiness and knowing that God loves each of us and wants us to live with Him again after this life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others. One of our late prophets said in his book Standing for Something: "The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served." -- Gordon B. Hinckley