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Hi I'm Nath

My first memories come from Johnstown, PA. I am a Medical student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love words. Words that flow together in eloquent phrases. Words made fresh for a unique occasion. Words carrying the weight and majesty of the ages. Lewis Carroll was a wordsmith that I admire. He turned normal into the most fantastic. Which leads me to my second passion-books. Generally science fiction. Or children's novels. I find immense pleasure reading a good, cleverly written book with interesting ideas and characters. Preferably with food. But, I enjoy a straight-forward happy ending too. It's nostalgic to just be in the fetal position, with food, reading a book. And lastly, before I get into my life story, I like to run. I hardly ever do, but I sign up for a race every now and then so I can get outside. I especially love running in the pack. So, my life story? I grew up the son of a doctor, in the middle of a family of seven children. There was a stream in the backyard that we would go play in, with woods behind it, that served as the fertile ground for my childhood imagination. We moved, and I began thinking more about school and picked up running. I made friends, became more social, and went to college. I served a mission, and came back to marry a beautiful redhead. I finished my undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, my wife became pregnant with twins, and we moved to start medical school. Which is where I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for many reasons. My parents are devout Mormons, so I was raised a Mormon. I have also read the Book of Mormon, a book of scripture unique to the church, and know it to be gospel truth. Joseph Smith was a prophet. I have prayed about it, multiple times, and I continue to feel confirmation that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the restored Church of Christ on the earth. Furthermore, I have seen the impact of the gospel in people's lives. Every day, we think and we act, and the sum of those thoughts and actions make the sum of our happiness. Gospel living has brought me more satisfaction, joy and clarity in this life than any other philosophy or lifestyle I have learned or observed.

How I live my faith

It is in the little things. I follow traffic rules. I treat my wife with respect. I pray every night. I try to say hi to everyone I know, and the people I don't know at all as yet. When I find someone sad, I gauge how I can help them. In my church, I teach the young men and join them in weekly activities. Many of them are from troubled backgrounds, so I do my best to befriend and become a support for them. I also visit families in the ward on a regular basis, both to share short gospel messages and to be their friends. Sometimes, that just means to talk. Sometimes, they need a babysitter. Whatever it is, I make myself as available as possible. I'm not perfect or even very good at any of the things just described. It would probably make a poor batting average if one could translate my good works into a statistic. I just keep trying to measure up.