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Hi I'm Natalie

I am a college student, a musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music, and the arts, and the great outdoors! I started playing the french horn when I was 11, and have been in love ever since. In high school I was in the marching band, and got to be the drum major. I learned from a great teacher the importance of hard work, and pushing yourself to be better. The one week of girls camp every year was always the highlight of my summer. I can't get enough of those corny girls camp songs, sunny challenging hikes, ropes courses, canoeing, practical jokes, fresh air, wildflowers, animal sightings, outdoor games, and of course that tearful testimony meeting at the end of the week. I love reading the classics, lately my favorite has been Jane Eyre. I am a classical music nerd, and would take Brahms and Beethoven over B.O.B. and Beiber any day. I also enjoy a little 1940's big band era music when I need something upbeat on my morning jogs. I love to visit museums, and learn about beautiful and thought provoking works of art. Right now I am starting my 3rd year of college, and I am studying music education.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that the Savior lives. He loves me. He understands me better than I understand myself. It is through Him that I am able to become like Him. I have a testimony of the Sacrament that I get to partake of every week at church. When I promise to always remember Him, He fills me with strength beyond my own ability to become the person I long to be. He is my Savior, and my friend. I know that this is His church. I know that I am a daughter of God, and He has a job for me to do. This church has taught me my purpose and my identity, as well has how to bridge the gap from where I am to where I want to be.

How I live my faith

I am attending a church school. I love that we get to pray at the start of each class, have a devotional every week, and live by an honor code. I have been able to serve in several different callings, like leading music in Sacrament meeting, teaching 5 year olds, being Relief Society president, and visiting teaching.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

None of us are perfect. We have all done things that we are ashamed of. We have all tried to improve, and found it to be difficult, even seemingly impossible. Because of what Christ did for us, there is a way to become clean. Not only can we be cleansed from sin, but He wants us to improve every aspect of our lives. The Atonement is infinitely powerful, even powerful enough to change our natures. The way we access the power of the Atonement is through repentance. Repentance isn't about punishment or payment, it's about change. If we confess and forsake our sins, pray for forgiveness, and help along the way, we can experience that mighty change of heart. Show more Show less