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Hi I'm Nathan Markham

I grew up in Kansas. I'm an engineer. I'm a proud husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The most important thing in my life is my family. I am so grateful for my wonderful parents who loved and cared for me and gave me so many opportunities in life. I am excited to give that opportunity to my children. I have a deep love of music. I started taking piano lessons when I was 5 and have grown to appreciate music more and more ever since. I also love spending time outdoors. Some of my favorite memories of growing up include going hiking and canoeing with my dad. I hope to create memories like that with my own family.

Why I am a Mormon

I have many friends who are strong Christians of other denominations that wonder why I'm a Mormon. They are good, dedicated people that may wonder what more there could possibly be out there that they don't already have. But I have learned for myself that we don't just have to read about the miracles performed by Jesus and other prophets in the scriptures; the power of God is still manifest today. It means everything to me to know that God speaks to a prophet, like Moses, today, and that God can speak to each of us, in our minds and our hearts, through the Holy Spirit, to teach us what is true. I have read and prayed about the Book of Mormon, as well as the Bible, many times. In doing so I have learned for myself that the Book of Mormon is true, and that it contains a message that God wants me to learn and live. It has become the springboard for my continually developing relationship with Jesus Christ. Through it, I know I can repent and be forgiven when I make mistakes. I can pray and receive answers to know what God wants me to do in my life. Additionally, through the teachings of modern prophets, I have learned that my family can live together forever. That means more to me than the whole world.

How I live my faith

I teach a sunday school class for young men and participate in their scouting troop. I know that the scout leaders I had growing up had a significant influence on my life, both in terms of my personal development, career aspirations and learning principles of discipline and courage. I know that people around the world have challenges of all sorts, and we all struggle to continue to think positive in the face of these trials. Having a friend that believes in God and helps us believe that God is watching out for us can make all the difference. I want to be that friend for other people.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Nathan Markham
Everyone wishes to go to heaven. But what does it mean to live there, and why do we have to obey God to go? Why wouldn’t everyone go to heaven? These are serious questions, but there are answers in the teachings of Jesus and His prophets. Jesus taught “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35) and “Whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it” (Matthew 16:25). Jesus knew that money cannot bring lasting happiness. Physical pleasures will not amuse us forever. But learning to give and love can bring never-ending happiness. That’s why he taught “Love one another; as I have loved you” (John 13:34). Jesus also taught “this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3). So, eternal life is more than just living in heaven. God cannot make us all be happy by making everyone go to heaven. He knows we’ll only be happy if we have learned to love as Jesus does. One thing I am so grateful for about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the teaching that families can be together forever. We learn so much of love and sacrifice in our families, yet most people are bound to their spouse only until death. I am so grateful that my wife and I were sealed in the temple for time and all eternity, and if we live faithful we will return to heaven, with our children, together. Show more Show less