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Hi I'm Sister Natalie Tate

I play with friends. I love to serve. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a girl from Orange County, California. I've been a member of the LDS (mormon) church since I was eight years old, and now I'm a mormon missionary! I like to adventure, serve, and be at the beach. I also love to pray and feel the love of my Savior. I am super excited to be a missionary and share God's love with everyone!

Why I am a Mormon

I know God loves me and the power of prayer is real. Then he has told me about my identity as his daughter, then charity and love and the Church and the Book of Mormon, and there's nothing that could make me happier and more joyful than the things I know and the things I do as a follower of Jesus Christ and a member of His church! I am so, so excited to go and continue to share his love and peace with anyone who is wanting to hear!

How I live my faith

I dunno, you kind of live your faith mostly in the simple ways. I just am so close with my Heavenly Father that my faith is my life. I wake up in the morning, and speak in prayer with him. I study his scriptures. Before my mission, I would pray for help with my tests and getting along with my roommates and ask him if he can help me with talking to that cute boy I met on a weekend trip. On August 20, 2014, I reported to the Provo MTC to serve in the Taiwan Taipei mission! Still now, as a missionary, it's pretty much the same. I pray for help with learning Chinese and being a good companion; I plead for him to help me help the people I am serving-- so they can be happier and feel his love and recognize the truth of our message. At all hours of the day, I'm just working to serve other people more, figure out ways to make other people happier, and become a better person myself, by constantly praying with God. I am so, so grateful for my Father and for my Savior and how much they've done for me and continue to do for me. They're everything to me. I have no doubts or fears about my decision to serve, and I know my Heavenly Father is with me every step of the way. I am so excited to continue to share the love of my Savior and the love of my Father with everyone I meet, that they might feel the same joy I feel daily!

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Sister Natalie Tate
Our prophet today is a wonderful man named, Tom Monson. I love him, haha. He's the best. Heavenly Father chose him to be our prophet for every single person this planet. I can say I know this is true. President Monson is so wonderful. He trusts in Heavenly Father so much, and when the Holy Ghost prompts him to action, he is such an amazing example of acting on it. When he talks to us, I can feel his love for me individually, as well as the love he has for my family and friends and everyone, and I love him! If you have never heard him talk, you totally should look up his talk "Love--the Essence of the Gospel." (I found a link: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2014/04/love-the-essence-of-the-gospel?lang=eng) You don't have to watch all of it haha, but just a minute of it and you'll see what I'm talking about! Oh I found a link to a highlight of it right here: http://youtu.be/KChi9hluAMM. I love him. This is only a minute long, so literally just a minute of it and you'll see what I'm talking about! Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Sister Natalie Tate
The Bible is so important! I love it!! One of our articles of faith is that "We believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly." Many of our beliefs and ordinances come from the Bible-- in fact, the Book of Mormon is titled "The Book of Mormon: ANOTHER Testament of Jesus Christ." I capitalized the word "another" because even in the title of the Book of Mormon, we acknowledge the importance of the Bible. I love reading in both the Book of Mormon and the Bible-- together, I get to see and experience so much of God's love for us and Jesus' tender care. Oh my heck I just love it so much! Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Sister Natalie Tate
I think modesty and chastity are related because they both have a lot to do with a relationship with yourself and with Heavenly Father. I have struggled with my self-esteem personally during much of my life, so I have a very personal testimony of both of these things. To me, modesty is about being confident in yourself so that you don't need to show a lot of skin or wear super distracting things to feel good. I have things about myself and my body that are personal and I don't feel the need to put them on display. Chastity is really, really similar. God gave me my body, and I really treasure it. I love to take care of it, and I know it's a sacred, or really special thing. I keep the law of chastity because I know that it protects me and I know that it helps me develop the self-confidence I used to lack. I no longer feel like I need someone to think I'm attractive in order to feel good about myself. I know that saving physical intimacy for someone I really know and trust and want to be with is worth it-- I don't need to give that intimacy to anyone else in order to feel good about myself. Parents can teach their kids these principles by being good examples of it themselves, by never saying anything negative about their own bodies or anyone else's. When we exercise self respect and respect for others, it makes modesty and chastity a lot easier and a lot more applicable. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Sister Natalie Tate
The atonement of Jesus Christ is what He did for us while on the earth. I think it'll take a lifetime and more to understand what He did for us. Basically though, there are three parts to His atonement: The first part is when in the Garden of Gethsemanee, He took upon Himself the burden of all our sins. And THEN not just all of our sins but EVERY "pain" and "affliction" that we would each face in this life-- so that He can save us and also so that He can understand us and know perfectly how to help us!!!!!! I am grateful every day to have someone who perfectly understands me. The second part is when He died on the cross for us. He died for us. He died for me. He loves me. The third part, though, is now my favorite part. HE LIVES. I didn't realize until just recently how important it is-- CHRIST DEFEATED DEATH. Do you realize what that means? And then not just does Jesus live but he conquered death and then not just death but all of sin and all of pain and all of affliction and then because He has already conquered these things, we just need to trust in Him and follow His footsteps. If we truly follow His footsteps, we can conquer ANY PROBLEM. And I've really seen that in my life. Whether it's if you don't feel smart enough for your schoolwork or you're addicted to sugar or you keep getting mad at someone you love, He's been there, and I just felt the overwhelming comfort that He understood and then the strength from knowing He would help me CONQUER IT! Show more Show less