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Hi I'm Nate Hebbert

I'm a constant learner, I'm a lover of Japan, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up homeschooling in Virginia, and I used to run around outside on 80+ acres of forest and hills. until the age of 10 I was more likely to be outside than in, and even more likely to have a book in my hands: fuel for the ideas that would become my adventures. after I turned 10, my family moved to Pennsylvania where I continued to homeschool until my Junior year of high school. After graduating from a "normal" high school, I attended Brigham young university for a year and then spent 2 years as a missionary in Tokyo, Japan for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (The Mormon Church). I love to read, write, sing, play piano, play sports, and I love drawing. I am also an Eagle Scout, and love serving other people. I love to learn new things and I am especially excited to learn what the future has in store!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon church), and for that I am so grateful. At first I trusted my parents and family that what I was doing was the right thing; that God really does exist, and that if I prayed I would receive answers to my prayers. Since I have gotten older, however, I have come to know for myself that God is real, and that he loves me as well as every other person who has ever lived and does now live on the earth. The Mormon church is not easy to live in. A lot is asked of members of the church: often more than they think they are able to give. But it's so worth it. Being a member of the church is worth any possible sacrifice we can make because through the church we receive the most remarkable blessings. Through the Church and God's help, and through Jesus Christ's great sacrifice, I have found peace and joy. I have a perfect confidence that I am exactly where I am supposed to be right now in a world that is so confusing. I know where I stand and what I need to do. And I understand that if I live true to my beliefs, I can have joy forever, not just in this life but after I die. I know that families can be together forever. After I die, I will again be able to see all those people that I love, and there is nothing that I would rather have. Nothing I can think of compares to an eternity with the family that I love. And so, I'm a Mormon. And I want to share what I know.

How I live my faith

I try to be positive at all times. I like making other peoples day, and I try to smile and make others do the same. I committed myself to not swear, drink, smoke, watch R-rated movies or play M-rated video games. As a missionary I was extremely blessed. I chose to give two years of my life, and spend my own money to serve other people and my God. Everyday, I did all I could to help bring other people closer to their Savior Jesus Christ. Japanese is a hard language to learn, but I studied hard (and am still studying) so that I could help show the Japanese people where they could find happiness and peace in their lives. I try my best to be grateful for all of the blessings and opportunities I have been given in my life, and I strive to follow the example of Jesus Christ. I read my scriptures every day and pray often so that I can feel God's love and his spirit.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Nate Hebbert
I believe that first and foremost there needs to be a recognition that the practice and acceptance of pornography is an awful thing. It is degrading and can be crippling to those that view it and the people around them. It is extraordinarily addicting, and worst of all, it is all around us in society. Families can play probably the largest role in stopping the influence of pornography if they will help teach and support each other in avoiding or overcoming all forms of pornography. Parent's that make a real effort to teach their children how and why to avoid pornography, as well as helping their children that may have fallen into the dangerous habit already, can often save those children from a life weighed down by the debilitating behavior. Ultimately, the best answer to the spread of pornography is to live by God's teachings. Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, God's son, anyone can receive help in overcoming their weaknesses and be forgiven completely of their sins and mistakes, if they will ask God to to help them and then try their very best to follow him and keep his commandments. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints also offers an addiction recovery program. more information on that can be found here: http://addictionrecovery.lds.org/?lang=eng Show more Show less