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Hi I'm Nathan

I grew up in Arizona. I play ice hockey. I work with children with behavior problems. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a father of three. I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids. They are the best thing in my life. I've been a student forever it seems but I am almost done...finally. I work in the mental health field and enjoy helping children and families change their lives. When I am done with my doctorate I plan on working with families with children that experience behavior problems. There's something about helping children that is very rewarding. I grew up in a large sports family and love playing hockey. There's something about it...perhaps the fact that you can move on two feet much quicker than other sports. It is one thing that definitely brings my family together.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up with parents that are members of the church, I didn't always have strong faith. As a child, I argued with my siblings and as a teenager it was all about me. As I became closer to a young adult, I decided to find out for myself if this church was real and true. Since that time, I have felt strongly in my heart that it is. When you get married, have children, have a death in the family, etc. you are forced to analyze your life. I have strongly felt that God lives and loves me. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I know there is a living prophet on the earth. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith by following its teachings everyday. It can be difficult at times but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Because of my faith, I have opportunities to teach others in my neighborhood about the Gospel. I get to help neighbors with service projects and reach out to those in need. Serving others is a large part of Christ's teachings and a large part of being a Mormon. I had the opportunity to spend 2 years in Russia helping people in need, specifically orphans. That was a very rewarding and unforgettable experience. As a family, we look for opportunities to help our neighbors who are in need. It's a wonderful opportunity to teach our children about what matters most in life. I believe that living one's faith is a choice that is made everyday.