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Hi I'm Nate

I'm a healthcare professional. I'm an Illinois Democrat. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married with two young children. I enjoy circuit training, team sports and music. I'm a decent pianist and am a novice organist.

Why I am a Mormon

The question of Christianity has always been easy for me. I remember the first time I read the New Testament as a young teenager, I felt my soul resonate with the teachings of the Master. It felt like pure goodness flowing through my mind and heart. I have felt the healing powers of forgiveness from God's divine grace. It is clear to me that Christ is who He claims to be--the Son of God. The question of LDS was simple growing up and has become strangely complicated as an adult. I have taken a special interest in Church history in recent years. What is strange to me is that, while I find sticky and muddy issues within my Mormon heritage and history, I continue to feel compelled more and more by the Joseph Smith story. On the one hand I feel tension in my soul for the many uncomfortable historical truths and events that have taken place within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and yet I feel the Book of Mormon enlighten my soul the same way the New Testament enlightened me in my youth. When I read the revelations given to Joseph Smith, I can't deny the clarity they bring to my spirit.

How I live my faith

My mother raised me to reach out and befriend those who have no friends. I am thankful for her example. At church I find myself interacting and connecting with others that I think feel marginalized. When I worship at church on Sundays, my hope is that I can help someone feel welcome that might not have had I not tried to be their friend. My mother's life of befriending others is one of the truest examples of Christ-like living that I have observed.