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Hi I'm Nathan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful family with an amazing wife and wonderful children. I work as an IT consultant and auditor for a large organization. I love to travel, tinker around with and help others with technology, and work on cars. I also enjoy gardening, learning more about my family's history, and learning more about history and the different cultures of the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and enjoyed the company of others and the good feelings I had while at church, but there came a time as a teenager where I realized that I needed to test if what I had been taught was something I really knew for myself as I soon would be asked to serve a mission teaching others about the church and asking them to live by its teachings. I had been taught from the scriptures in the New Testament by a teacher at church who had a great connection to Jesus Christ. This had made her so kind and she had such love for Him; she fit the definition of a true follower of Christ, and I could see that was a good thing. I wanted to see if I could understand that love and be more like her example from reading the whole New Testament on my own and praying about what I had read of Christ. It was amazing to feel the comfort and peace I had from learning, which I learned through the power of the Holy Ghost. I knew after I finished reading and praying, the Bible is true, and Jesus Christ is our Savior. I wanted to learn, live, and serve like Him. I also wanted to continue learning of Him in any way I could. I knew that the Book of Mormon also teaches of God and Jesus Christ, and I wanted to make sure that it was also true, as it is unique to this church and answers many questions which are not specifically clear in the Bible. I had been intrigued by the promises given about the book including one in the introduction stating that a man would get nearer to God than by reading any other book. I wanted that experience of drawing closer to God and being more like Him, so I studied and prayed about the Book of Mormon on my own. At the end of the Book of Mormon there is a promise - that those who read it and pray to know if it is true, will know by the Holy Ghost it is true, and will know that Jesus is our Savior. I knew even more strongly that Jesus is our Savior, the Book of Mormon is true, and that I was committed to being a member of Christ's church.

How I live my faith

I continue to study and share my testimony of Jesus as our Savior as I have been asked to teach the scriptures to members of our church locally. I love gathering weekly as church members to reflect on the Savior, and to recommit to serving others. There is a scripture in the Old Testament which reads that the Lord will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers. I know that my family can be eternally sealed at the temple through promises the Lord has given us, and family history is a part of that. I am working on gathering all I can find about my family history and sharing with all family members both in and out of the church. I have gone to rural libraries and unmaintained cemeteries in Indiana in the middle of winter at the tail end of a work trip to find out more on my wife's family. On a vacation, I have visited the Catholic mission on the south end of Manhattan, near Battery Park, across from Ellis Island where one of my great grandmothers from Ireland with blessed with assistance to start her new life in America. I have discovered in the church's free Family History Library in Salt Lake that another of my great grandmothers who no one in the family had been able to track her birthplace or parents, came from a small town in southern Germany. I feel such a connection to these family members, and try to turn any travel opportunity to a chance to learn about my family. I feel blessed to have interest and knowledge in searching for family members and tricks I can use to help others do the same.