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Hi I'm Nathan

I'm a student. I'm a college football fan. I'm a lover of the outdoors. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student at a university near the town in which I live. I love studying about the body and am planning on attending medical school after finishing up my degree. I enjoy talking with people and learning about things that I don't know from them. I like watching sports, especially college football and college basketball. My favorite things to do include hiking/enjoying the outdoors, playing sports (except golf...it's a little slow for me), relaxing, and socializing with friends and family. I have two brothers and one sister. All of us have moved out and are attending college, so my parents are "empty nesters" but see us often for get-togethers and other family functions. I love my life and I'm grateful for how good God has been to me.

Why I am a Mormon

As I've looked at my life and how the decisions I've made have influenced me and made me the person I am today, I am grateful that I was taught from when I was extremely young, that there is a loving, living God - that He is literally my Heavenly Father. My parents were the first ones to introduce me to the idea of God and the fact that He not only exists, but is eagerly and tenderly involved in the intricacies of our lives. As I have grown and matured, I have realized this eternal truth for myself - God does love us and is eager to assist us in whatever part of life we may be lacking in if we'll only have faith in Him and live His gospel. So why am I a Mormon? Because, by praying to my Heavenly Father, I came to know for myself that He has a church on the earth today that contains all of His gospel (the truths that we need to know and live to return to Him) in it's purest form. I'm a Mormon because I have prayed to God about Joseph Smith and know that He and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to Joseph and established Their church - a church directed by God and not by the whims of men. I'm a Mormon because, in that church, God has set apart men as prophets. God speaks his will through these prophets in relation to the current and complex problems we face in society today. He has given them the authority to perform to act in His name. I'm a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and the Holy Bible and found them both to be holy scripture. I'm a Mormon because I believe that the precious relationships that I have with my family and other loved ones aren't meant to last during this life only. And I know that that the divine power to make those relationships last into the eternities is found in that true and divinely established church. I'm a Mormon because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the restored church of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon because I've lived my religion and found happiness beyond what I had ever imagined. I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My mom always used to tell me that you outward appearance and demeanor simply shows who you are on the inside. As I have made my way through life, I've seen that to be true. As part of my strong belief in a God that wants us to be like Him more and more every day, I believe that I need to actually live out my faith daily and move past simply expressing a belief in Him. The LDS church allows me to do that by giving me opportunities to serve others. In the local branch of the church, I am assigned to watch over 5 other members of the church and make sure that they're needs are met. If they need help moving, if they need help finding a job, if they're sick, or if they just need someone to talk to, I'm there for them. I also am assigned to assist the full time missionaries locally by helping others see how the gospel has been a blessing in my life. I also volunteer with an organization that helps lower income families come together build homes for themselves as a lower cost by providing their own labor. Once.a week I go down and help put up walls on houses or put flashing on the windows or other tasks that speed up the process of building a home. I know that one of Christ's most basic teachings is that we should love and serve on another. I hope that by serving those around me and helping those who are in need - whether that need be physical, emotional, or spiritual - I can, in some small way, do those things that Christ would do if He were around the same people that I am.