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Hi I'm Nate

I'm left-handed. I love the outdoors. I love the indoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to sing! I'm a re-activating runner! I'm also a bit of a nerd as far as it goes with things superheroes, lightning-bolt scars, hobbits, lightsabers...you get the idea. I love reading, peanut-butter and chocolate, I try to be a morning person... I love camping and being outdoors, especially with friends and family. I just recently am returning from serving a 2-year mission on the east coast! I spent some time in Virginia, and over a year in North Carolina, preaching the gospel in places such as Virginia Beach, Southside Richmond, Elizabeth City, and Kinston, North Carolina. It was the most life-changing experience I've had, and will be so very grateful for all the lessons I learned, the lives that touched my own, and the opportunity I had to grow so much closer to my Savior. I come from a family of 5 children, of which I'm the third. My two older brothers both just recently married and I know have two more incredible sisters! My younger brother has become another "big" brother (I expect to be recieving his hand-me-downs soon), and of course my little sister is incredibly brilliant (seriously...wise beyond her years) and beautiful! My dad grew up Vegas, and my mom was born in Holland, and I'm very proud of my heritage. My parents raised us in Utah. I've got loads of aunts, uncles and cousins. My family's huge and I love them to pieces! FAMILY!

Why I am a Mormon

While I did grow up in the Church, which I'll be forever grateful for, there did come a time where I had to decide for myself to really develope my own testimony. I've always trusted my parents a lot, but I dealt with a lot of doubt from an early age. It was essential that I developed my own testimony. I've read the Book of Mormon many times, and I've felt the Spirit confirm to me many times that it comes from God. I testify that Joseph Smith was a Prophet, that he saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, and through him, the fulness of the Gospel has been restored. I know that Thomas S. Monson is God's prophet on the earth today. God hasn't stopped speaking to his children. He loves us more than we can ever comprehend. Through the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ, death has been overcome, so we will live again, and can be with those we love. We can all be forgiven of our sins, if we come to Him with faith, repent and be baptized, and continue to strive each day to follow Christ's example. I've seen the blessings and happiness that the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings to my life and the lives of others. My call to serve a mission comes from God. My testimony means everything to me. The love I feel from my Savior is priceless, and for everyone!

How I live my faith

I grew up going to church, but there's a difference between just going through the motions and really living your faith. Now I really strive to live my faith. I read the scriptures every day, and I pray every day. Then I get off my knees and DO things! I'm definitely not perfect, but I'm really trying to be better each day and follow the example Jesus Christ set, and live the standards of my faith. When I fall short and make a mistake, I can always repent and strive to do better. Living my Faith makes me not only a better person, but a happier one too! Coming home from a two-year mission can be hard, but I plan on taking everything I learned from a dedicated all-day-every-day lifestyle and apply it to everything I pursue. The scriptures teach us to consecrate our efforts to the Lord, and as we do, it will be for our good. God loves all His children, including you. He is anxiously waiting to bless you with more happiness and blessings than you could ever imagine!

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Nate
Come to church! It's a wonderful opportunity to feel the Spirit and learn more about our faith. Visitors are always welcomed and encouraged to come! Services are held every Sunday. Show more Show less