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Hi I'm Natalie Atkinson

The gospel of Jesus Christ is an anchor to my soul. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I got married in 2008, and my husband and I both started law school in 2009. We're almost finished! I love spending time with family, learning new things, and loving the earth. Good poetry, good music, and good food are my passions.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ is a lens through which I can see life more clearly and with heaven's perspective. Through the scriptures--including the Bible and Book of Mormon--I have felt God's love for me. I am awed by Jesus Christ's sacrifice for me. I am awed by His goodness. I want to be like Him, and I want to live with Him and my Heavenly Father again. I'm a Mormon because it gives my life joy. Jesus Christ is my hope for a better world. I have never experienced a community like the Mormons. There is nothing like learning and growing (in church on Sunday and out) with a group of people who are also striving to get back to God. The faith and testimony that is shared between members of my church group is simply inspiring. I am grateful that God has given us an opportunity to learn of Him together.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to treat other people as Jesus Christ would. In church, I currently help out by playing the organ in our church meetings and by directing our church choir. The hymns of the church strengthen my faith, and I love playing and singing them. Directing the choir was initially a real challenge for me (I couldn't figure out how to make the singers "go"!) but I've grown a lot by doing it. I grew up in Utah, but have lived in West Virginia since starting law school. I have loved being a representative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in an area where there aren't as many members of the church as there were in the area where I grew up. I get questions from classmates about my faith and beliefs constantly, and love to talk to others about their beliefs and what grounds them.