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Hi I'm Elder Seth Nelson

I'm a full time missionary in Denver Colorado, an athlete, I love my large family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my life. I am going to school as a running start student at Eastern Washington University. I am a sophomore there and a Senior in High School. I love sports, and have played soccer since I was a little kid. Currently I run cross country for the first time, and I have developed a desire to better myself physically as well as mentally and spiritually as I have taken part in that endeavor. I am the eighth child in a family of 11 kids and two wonderful parents who lead us in the gospel. I plan on going on a mission for my church when I turn 19 and then I will be attending BYU as a Junior when I return. I also have a passion for being in the outdoors and the growth that comes with spending time with my quorum. Fishing, rock climbing, hiking, as well as some intense survival camp-outs are all things that I love doing with the "brothers" in the priest's quorum. I stack ice cream for a distributor in my town to save money for my mission, and despite my friends criticism about my employment, I know they are all jealous! I appreciate the value of a good education, I'm a hard worker, I love my family, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

You could say that I was born into the faith, as both my parents have a history in their own respective families in the church. To say that one simply believes what their parents do is a shallow and untested misconception. As a member of the church I have had trials and temptations that affect all youth but have truly seen the happiness that comes with living the church's teachings. Our modern day prophets not only support standards that were put in place in biblical times, but admonish members to better themselves physically, and also strive for academic progression. Prophets today warn us of modern day temptations, but also give us instruction from out Heavenly Father in all things spiritual. I am also proud to call myself a Mormon because of the strong emphasis that the faith places on families. In this difficult time there is nothing more wonderful than being a member of a family that is centered on the gospel, and I look forward to the day when I can have a family of my own in the church.

How I live my faith

I could tell you that growing up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in this time has been difficult and lonely, and that would be only partially true. I have many awesome friends in the faith that are a strength to me and help keep me aware of my covenants and standards. As a leader in the young men's program in our ward I have the opportunity to be both a witness of the power of the boys testimonies and have the sacred responsibility to share my own through example. We have had loads of building experiences as we camp, work, study, and worship together and I view the youth in my church as my brothers and sisters. I believe that because we have the fullness of the gospel we have a duty to live it in our own lives as well as share it with others. Missionary work is one of the most difficult and rewarding parts of living my faith and I can't wait for the time when I am called to serve a mission full-time for 2 years. I love the gospel for what it has made me, and recognize where I could be in this world without it.