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Hi I'm Nate

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a dad and a husband. I work in the organizational development industry and enjoy camping with the family, spending time at the Y and just simply socializing with friends and extended family.

Why I am a Mormon

My mom and dad are both converts to the LDS church and I was essentially raised a mormon, but we weren't always active. When I was in boy scouts affiliated with the Methodist church, we had the privilege of exploring several religions as scout requirements. This got me thinking seriously about churches and why we should go to church. I realized it was about our relationship with God and remembering the our Savior and how he lived His life. When I was approximately 15, I went to a church youth conference camping where we went out into the woods, read personal letters from parents. During this time, we were encouraged to pray and ask our father in heaven if the book of mormon was true, etc. I asked three simple questions, Father, am I your son and do you love me? Is Jesus Christ my savior, brother and friend? Is the Book of Mormon a true record of Jesus Christ's visit to the ancient Americas? The peaceful feeling I received during this time was so gentle and sweet. I knew at this moment that God loved me and I was one of His sons, I knew that Jesus Christ is my Savior, brother and friend. I knew the Book of Mormon was and is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know these sweet and precious truths today which is why I choose to follow Christs restored gospel. I also know as a result, Joseph Smith was chosen by God to restore the church as established by Christ in our day and we still have Prophets and apostles as Christ organized in the primitive church.

How I live my faith

Some of the ways me and my family live our faith is to attend church every Sunday. During this time we remember the promises we've made with God to remember His Son daily in our lives and think of ways how we can live more like He did by doing good each day and treating/loving others as He did. We also participate in ward activities service projects. Some of these projects have ranged from picking fruit in the church orchard, which fruit goes to cannery and then sent to countries and areas suffering and need assistance. Other activities have included helping with habitat for humanity. We have callings or opportunities to serve in our ward. I've helped with scouts, teaching primary and serving as a counselor to the bishop being responsible for the scouts as well. As part of our day-to-day lives, I serve as a home-teacher where I visit a number of families each month to make sure they are doing ok, to teach them about Christ and have them teach me about their faith in Him as well. There are so many ways to live our faith they can't all be explained, but it boils down to one thing, being willing and ready to help my brothers, sisters, neighbors and others in the community when there is a need.