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Hi I'm Nate Crandall

I'm from Battle Ground, WA. I like anything there is about cars. I'm a missionary. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 21 years old. I like to do anything with cars. I love to play sports, even if I'm not good at them! I love to hang out with friends and family. I'm currently searving a mission for the church in the California Redlands Mission! I've been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of the church all of my life. I love the church and all the happieness it brings me in my life as well as the lives of others that I am around. I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ and that it is the same church that He established when He was upon the earth. I know that Joseph Smith was and still is a true prophet and that he translated the Book of Mormon with and by the power of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is true scripture and that it is from Our Loving Heavenly Father. I also know that Thomas S. Monson is a living day prophet. I love this Gospel and the joy it brings in my life.

How I live my faith

I have had many assignments as a youth in my church and I believe that they have made me who I am today. Our church is big in the scouthing program and I have had many good experinences that have helped me grow in my faith. I'm serving my mission in the Califorina San Bernardino Mission right now. It's a great chance for me to share this wonderful gospel to others.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Nate Crandall
The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead. Members of the Godhead are Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. However, unlike Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost does NOT have a body. He is a personage of spirit. If he did have a body then he could not dwell in us. To me, the Holy Ghost is a big part in my life. He is there to help me make the right choices that will help me come closer to our Heavenly Father and will help me return to live with Him. I love the Holy Ghost and how he helps me in my life. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Nate Crandall
Some say that Joseph Smith wrote the Book of Mormon, but this is not true. The Book of Mormon was writen by prophets called by God who lived in the Americas between around 600 B.C. to about 421 A.D. Just like there were Prophets in Jerusalem, God called Prophets here in the Americas. The Book of Mormon is the record of these Prophets and their people. The Book of Mormon is named after one of the last prophet named Mormon. This is were the church gets it's nickname of 'Mormon'. Anyone who reads this book can come to a knowledge of it by praying to God, our Heavenly Father, in the name of Christ, and ask Him if the book is true. I know that if you do this you can get an answer from him through the Holy Ghost. I know this becasue I have done it myself and got an answer. Show more Show less

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Nate Crandall
The members of the Church are asked to make a monthly contribute to what's called a Fast Offering. The first Sunday of every month is what we call "Fast Sunday". During this day the members fast which means that they go without food or drink for 24 hours. The Fast Offering is the money that we would have spent on the food that they would have eaten throughout the day. This money is collected privately at church and is used to buy food for those in need! We also have a program called Mormon Helping Hand. Whenever there is a disaster we as members offer our services to help in anyway we can. You can usually see pictures or videos of the members. They are usually in yellow vests! This is one of the biggest ways we help those around the world! Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Nate Crandall
The most important person we should have faith in is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is central to the church and the Gospel. Like it says in the New Testament: "there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). There is no other way to be able to be saved in the Kingdom of God but through Christ! Show more Show less