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Hi I'm Nathan

I grew up in Houston Texas, I am an investment adviser, I just got married and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up loving and playing football and lacrosse. The more contact the better. I left football behind when I went to college. I still played rec lacrosse though. I have since graduated and brought my wife with me. I still enjoy lifting weights and other forms of exercise. I have also picked up slack lining. I work as an investment adviser in a small firm in North Houston

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints. Through study and prayer the Lord has let me know that this is Christ organization upon the earth, that there are modern day apostles and prophets and that he has a plan for us. I am a Mormon because all lasting happiness in my life has come from living the principles of the Gospel.

How I live my faith

Some things just become a part of you. Every day I live my faith. If i stop trying to live my faith every day I begin to drift away from the Lord. I wake up next to a beautiful woman who I pray with every morning before I go to work, I think about Christ during the day and try and act on ways to lift and inspire others. I am responsible for teaching the 8 and 9 year old boys Sunday school class in my congregation. It is incredibly hard work and I wonder often if they are getting anything out of it. Then I remember that its important to step back and realize I am just making paint strokes on a canvas. You cant see what it is until you have finished and step back. I have had a lot of different responsibilities in the Church and I look forward to having others.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Nathan
Church is where we go on Sunday to congregate and to partake of the sacrament. The sacrament renews the promise we made at baptism to be followers of Jesus Christ. In the temple we also make promises to obey all of Gods commandments. These promises are sacred and they are given to us in what we call "ordinances" which are sacred events for us, much like baptism is a sacred event. We worship in the temple only once for our selves. The temple is a place where we can act as proxy for those who have passed on who have need of baptism and the other saving ordinances. Paul in the New Testament spoke of baptism for those who are dead. The temple is modern evidence of his teaching. Show more Show less