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Hi I'm Nathan

I grew up in a big family, served a mission in Italy, and am going to be a school teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second of eight children. I have always enjoyed being around others. I have also always enjoyed working with kids. Even as a child I knew I would eventually end up working with kids "when I grew up." I love reading, theater, hiking, traveling, many different things. I did my undergraduate work in philosophy and am now working on my masters in elementary education. I plan on graduating in a year and can't wait to get my hands on a classroom!!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I can never remember a time that I did not have a testimony of the gospel. As a teenager I remember making a conscious decision that I needed to really know whether or not the teachings of the church were true. I remember asking those searching questions, and praying to know the truth. The answer that I received was that I already knew that the church was true. It was nice to realize that I knew for myself that the church was true and was not strictly relying on the testimony of my parents. I am a member of this church because I have received a testimony of it, and have seen how my membership has blessed my life. I have seen how my life always seems to go better as I put the Lord first, and keep his commandments. I know that this is his church, and am grateful to my Savior for all he has done, and continues to do for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by participating in my local church activities. I currently have the wonderful opportunity to teach the youth sunday school class. I love being able to share my testimony with the youth, and I learn more from than they will ever learn from me. I live my faith by honoring and upholding the standards of the church, even when they are not popular. I have many associates and friends outside of the church, and am constantly asked questions about why I don't smoke, drink, or do many other things the church teaches us to avoid. I have seen how upholding the standards of the church has granted me increased freedom and great happiness, and I hope those that I associate with outside of the church can see that too. I live my faith by sharing my beliefs with those around me, through word and example. I loved serving as a missionary for the church in Italy, and am grateful for the opportunities I still have to share my testimony with others. I live my faith by trying to live my life the way the Savior would want me to live it. He has done so much for me, and asks so little in return.