What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Nathan Wall

Boating with the family, a proud Boricua, college football. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Beaverton Oregon, hometown of Nike as well as the best people in the world. Our family loves boating; it's really our only source of entertainment during the summer. We're also big snowboarders and skiiers. I moved to Pocatello Idaho when I was 15. I'm an athlete and I've played sports year round for as long as I can remember. As a child it was basketball, soccer and baseball. As I got older it became football, basketball, and lacrosse. The time I have that's not spent with my teams practicing or competing in games is usually spent playing sports for fun with friends and family. I play football in college and red shirted my freshman season. I really enjoy being in the company of those who make me happy. Which would be my family and my friends. Time spent with them is time well spent to me. If I can't laugh at you, and you can't laugh at me, it won't work. I'm a huge fan of music, especially hip-hop. Nothing is better than a day on the lake wakebording with friends and family listening to great music.

Why I am a Mormon

I had the blessing of being born to fantastic parents who love the Lord and show that through everything they do in their lives. I was raised by the examples of my parents as well as my older brothers of what it means to be Mormon. I am super grateful that I had the opportunity to be raised in the church and learn the gospel from a young age. However, This testimony I received from my parents would not be enough to carry me through life for myself. A year ago while I was faced with the hardest decision of my life, to serve a mission or not. I was very content with my life and excited to play four straight years of college football. One day I finally made up my decision that I would not serve a mission. I am thankful every day that I changed my mind about that decision. The months after that I spent pondering my choice. I decided that the testimony I had inherited from my parents wasn't enough any more. So I found my own. I took to the book of Mormon and got on my knees in sincere heart felt prayer to God. And then I received my answer. I'm thrilled to serve a Spanish speaking mission to the people of Southern California, in the Irvine Mission. I'm a Mormon today because I have found out for myself that the church is true, and I have experienced the power of prayer and the love of my Savior first hand.

How I live my faith

Living your faith is not very hard to do when you live at home with faithful and active church going parents and siblings. It's even easier to do when you are blessed with friends thta are the same way with solid testmonies in the church. Living your faith is not easy, however, when you move out and live by yourself the first time and have to do everything for yourself. Going to college on the east coast was a huge change for me. As a freshman living in the dorms, I had a lot of freedom. Dad wasn't there sunday morning to wake me up and mom wasn't there to wash and iron my sunday clothes. To make things worse I had 6 hours of football every sunday, during my ward's meeting schedule. I had to start making decisions for myself. At the time that included living my own faith for my own reasons. That meant I would wake up for the earliest church meeting time to be able to take the sacrament before practice. I wasn't able to attend my own student ward for five months. I live my faith by doing what is right when I'm by myself and no one is watching. I made the transition in my life to start doing the right things because I wanted to, not because others wanted me to. I live my beliefs and religion now every day because I know that that is what will bring me the greatest happiness. I'm serving a mission for my church right now in Carlsbad California to show my Lord that I love him and I will do what I need to do to follow him in faith, as well as spend an awesome two years in the best mission in the world.