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Hi I'm Natalie Dayton

I'm a California Bay Area native. Laughing is my favorite thing to do. I am a public health nut. Love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a student at Brigham Young University and loving life! I have an amazing family including 4 younger siblings-- one of which is 17 years younger than me! I love to laugh, explore, meet new people, and try new things. I believe in the potential of the individual and am confident everyone has the ability to make a difference in this world. I love my home state of California and the country I live in. I love playing lacrosse, running, hiking and anything outdoors. Spontaneous adventures are my thing. I am currently serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and couldn't think of any better way to spend my time than giving others the opportunity to have what has made me so happy my whole life.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Being Mormon is great, however, it is not just a “Sunday” religion. To be a Mormon you commit to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ every day of your life… and guess what? It’s great! :) I will not say it is easy, but it is worth it in every way. What I love about being a Mormon is that I can find things out for myself. As Latter-Day Saints we are challenged to study, ponder, pray, and ask for ourselves if the things we are taught are true. I can testify that as we ask with sincere hearts, the answers do come. I know this because I have tried it out for myself. Anybody, regardless of their background, life experiences, previous mistakes etc. can find out for themselves too. As I have searched for what is “truth” in a world full of so many ideas, I have come to know for myself the gospel Jesus Christ brought to this earth has been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith, we have prophets today who serve as mouthpieces for God (doesn’t mean that we can’t receive personal revelation from God though!), and the Book of Mormon is the word of God.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is what keeps me so happy. I read my scriptures, talk to my Heavenly Father, and strive to find little ways to serve others every day. This brings joy to my life. Learning to love other people and see them as our Heavenly Father sees them is one of the most important ways we can live our faith. I attend church each week which gives me the uplifting I need to keep me striving to be my best the week ahead. I have been the recipient of countless acts of kindness and love because of others living their faith. I know as you commit to living as a faithful follower of Jesus Christ you and those around you will be able have the sense of peace I have in my life.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Natalie Dayton
No, no one is forced to go on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We are, however, strongly encouraged to go share our faith with others because that is what Christ has asked us to do. For me deciding to serve a mission was something I wanted to do because I love this gospel. It has made me so happy and allowed me to experience a peace and joy which I want others to have. I want people to have the love of the Savior in their life and know what His atoning sacrifice can do for them. He has experienced everything we go through in this life-- both the joys and the sorrows. He knows our deepest pains and fears and He can heal us if we only turn to Him. Through Jesus Christ I know that it's okay that I'm not perfect and that I make mistakes. As the atonement heals and comforts me, I am encouraged to keep doing better and strive to follow Him. I cannot think of anything better than spreading this message to others. It is worth all the time, sacrifice of leaving home and loved ones, putting education on hold, etc. for me to give others the opportunity, the chance, to have great joy that comes from the promises and blessings from God that come from deciding to follow the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less