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Hi I'm Nathan Niebergall

I grew up in Washington state, fishing and camping. I'm part of the founding team of a start up airline. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love having as many hobbies as possible. Most of the time I can't afford to do some of them, but I never get tired of fishing, camping, backpacking and checking out the latest and greatest outdoor gear. I am 6 months away from being a dad! My wife is pregnant with our first child. As I grew up I could not get away from playing with fire. I always had to be blowing something up, roasting something or building a fire in the mountains. I am still not sure what I want to be when I "grow up" but I do know that I have married the best girl in the world. I

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of this church because both of my parents were members. I grew up living the principles that the church teaches and it was just my second nature to follow them. However, when I was about 17 and contemplating leaving for a two year mission away from my family and anyone else that I knew with very limited communication, I knew that I needed my own testimony. I knew that I could not serve a mission having a testimony only because that is how I was raised. I was reading the Book of Mormon one day in the book of Alma, chapter 46, and I started picturing the story in my mind. As I continued reading I felt as if I were with the young boys that they story was talking about. I could hear their voices, I could feel their happiness, their pain and while I was feeling all of this the spirit touched my heart and let me know that what I was reading was true, that it really did happen hundreds of year ago. I cannot forget how I felt when I read that particular day. On that day I knew that the Book of Mormon was true and I cannot deny it. I know that my savior Jesus Christ atoned for my sins. I have felt his forgiving power in my life. I have seen, first hand, the power of the atonement in lives of those that I love, even in a foreign country. I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book or Mormon and devoted his life to restoring the church after it was lost following the death of Jesus Christ and the Apostles. I have no doubt that the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints is the only true church on the earth today. I have friends who are not members of the church and I never look or interact with them differently. We all come from the same heavenly place and I try to present myself the same no matter who I am around.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many different ways. I serve with two other leaders over a group of guys from age 21-60. We organize events, we make sure everyone is the ward is being visited every month and give service whenever and wherever we can. I also strive to be a happy and shinning example to everyone I associate with in the community whether I know them or not. I try to read my scriptures everyday and learn new principles to live by. I do miss some days but I know that as long as I keep trying I will be blessed. Praying is very important for me too. One way I live my faith is I try to say a silent prayer in my mind whenever I hear sirens. I hardly ever know what they are for or where they are going but I say a prayer blessing those that may be hurt or in need of help. I feel like that is a great way that I can serve everyone without being everywhere.