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Hi I'm Nathan

I had a "change of heart"...18 years ago. My faith in God has sustained me. I am thankful for the gift of life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Husband, a Father and Grandpa. I have always loved playing sports, particularly volleyball and tennis. I am retired from a career as a Quality Engineer. I always tried my hardest to keep up with the other kids when growing up, never suspecting that my irregular heart beat had anything to do with me coming in second place...or forth or last. Never had I mentioned to my parents, my concern. I just kept working harder to excel in all I tried to do. Years later, and well into my career and subsequent marriage and being blessed with two boys, I continued playing ball and coached and joined into sports with my boys. I would sometimes asked my wife why I was always so tired. She would respond, "Be patient wait upon the Lord." When I worried and pondered for answers, a feeling came into my heart clearly, as if I heard the words, "Do something about it, God is waiting on you!" My wife and I finally made the decision to undergo a series of tests with Cardiologists and eventually with a Thoracic Organ Transplant Team. In 1993 I was blessed to qualify for the "list" to receive a new heart and miraculously a heart became available for me in Sept 1993. I am so happy for the "gift of life" and try now my hardest, as I did many years ago as a youth...this time, doing my best to honor my donor and myself in an effort to serve and bless lives. I believe I, and in some ways my donor, also represent and do honor to the Lord, thanking Him each day for the Gift of Life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church...my parents as well as my ancestors, all being members. I gained a great appreciation for the power of prayer and also a great respect for my fellow Christian friends of other Faiths. It wasn't until serving full time as a missionary, did I obtain a deeper knowledge of the Savior and for His mission on this earth. I love Him and try to live His commandments. Having served my mission in Central America, gave me a great love for the people there and a closer connection to the origen of the Book of Mormon. They not only left us the remnents of their great civilization but more importantly, they left us teachings of their prophets and a testimony of the Savior, that for me has been a great guide in my life.

How I live my faith

I first and foremost do my best to stay healthy and live the commandments the best I know how. I attend to my meetings, but even more important to me is to bring and maintain the Spirit of the Lord into our home and extend to my family my blessings and testimony of the gospel. I try as the patriarch in our home to maintain a Christ centered environment hoping that our family and friends, members and non-members alike can feel love abiding there and thus be motivated to take and apply that same Spirit into their lives.