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Hi I'm Nate

I grew up in northern Utah. I love to ski, bike, and do anything outside. I love my wife and family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Nate. It's a pretty good name if I do say so myself. I was recently married several months ago to my best friend. Although marriage isn't easy, I would recommend it to anyone. What better way to start your day than waking up next to your best friend? I grew up in a small city but I always wanted to be a cowboy. I got the chance when I made friends as a young boy at my middle school. His father owned a small ranch just outside of my city. He got wind of my wanting to be a cowboy and invited me out to his ranch where he told me that we would have some good old fashioned cowboy fun. As it turned out good old fashioned cowboy fun is hard work. But I loved it and have continued helping on the ranch as much as my time permits. I've learned many lessons on the ranch that I'll never forget the most important is working hard and getting the job done right the first time. It's got me far in life. I love the outdoors. If you've never been to northern Utah I would highly recomend a visit. Any time of the year you will find adventure. You can come ski the "greatest snow on Earth" in the winter or have find some epic trails during the other months. The beauty of God's creations help remind me that my Heavenly Father loves me. Being outside and in the mountains brings me both adventure and serenity.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? I think that this is a good question to ask. I have asked myself this same question several times. It's not a simple answer. I feel like I have been richly blessed because of my faith. It would be an injustice to my Heavenly Father if after all he has given me to turn my back on him and not thank him by doing what he asks of me. We sometimes ask a lot of God without any regard of what he asks of us. Another reason I am Mormon is because I have read the Book of Mormon and know that it is a divine book written by prophets. I have prayed to my Heavenly Father and have felt His reassurance that this book is true. So, the outcome was simple. If this book was true, then this must be the true church. If this is the true church that God has established then that's the one I want to be a part of. I know that there is a living prophet today. He is the same as Moses or Abraham of old. I want to follow them and by so doing I too can have experiences like those that followed the prophets of old. I know what I have said to be true and would invite all to accept the opportunity to find out for themselves. Read the Book of Mormon and pray to your Heavenly Father that he will let you know if it is true or not. I testify that he will answer you and I do so in the sacred name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I love the scripture in the Bilbe that says "...faith, if it hath not works, is dead,..." I believe that because I have faith in the Lord I must show that faith. The best way to do this is by serving those around me. When I get the chance to serve people I feel like I am receiving more than I give. When I was a teenager my church leader decided that we should learn the importance of service. He looked in the community and found several families, most not of our faith, that were struggling to make ends meet. For the next few months the youth of our church gave several hours a week to do small chores for members of our church. They in turn gave us donations. A few weeks before Christmas we used all the money that we had earned to go and buy Christmas presents for these families. We got to give these presents to the families and watched as tears of joy ran down their faces. That experience taught me that we can show our faith by our actions. Later, as a young, man I had the opportunity to leave my family for two years and serve an LDS mission. I lived in Ecuador for two years and constantly served the wonderful people of that country. As I served them I came to love them much more deeply than I would have if I just spent two years with them. I know that serving others helps our Heavenly Father reach out to those in need. Christ told us that "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethern, ye have done it unto me."