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Hi I'm Nathan

I work in the Information Technology field. I run a few vintage motocross websites and ride the old bikes too. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a divorced man with no children. I have many interests, including: scuba diving, vintage motocross, vintage snowmobiles, sport bikes, hiking, tennis, shooting, jet skiing, backpacking, snow skiing, show shoeing, drawing, poetry, writing, home improvement, scouting, and technology. I served a mission for my church in my youth in South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). I then went on to receive my BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. I worked in that field for nine years in California. I transitioned into IT and worked for the federal government for eleven years in the Dept. of Justice. My musical tastes are eclectic. The only genres I don't enjoy are rap and hip-hop. If I had to pick one song I'd pick Stairway To Heaven. I enjoy movies, especially the old ones. If I had to pick one movie I'd pick Casablanca. As I grow older I am appreciating life more, seeing simple pleasures that I rushed by in my youth. I think they call it "Stopping to smell the roses". :) There is so much good to be seen in all the bad if we but look for it.

Why I am a Mormon

Most people would say I am a Mormon because I was born and raised a Mormon. This would be only partially true. Every member of the church has to be converted, whether they were born into it or were brought into it. This conversion happened for me at the age of 20. Before that I basically "lived off" my parents' testimony of the gospel. During my high school years I stopped going to church and denied myself all the blessings that are inherent with it. I became so unhappy and disillusioned with life that I finally wanted to know, really know if what I'd been taught all my life was true or not. The entire church hangs on the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. If the Book of Mormon isn't true, the church isn't true. So I began to read the Book of Mormon, cover to cover, for the very first time in my life. It was slow at first, but as I continued reading I found myself feeling the spirit more and more. Before I would sit down to read I would get on my knees and pray for inspiration and for a spiritual confirmation of the truthfulness of this book. I would always feel good about what I read, but no overpowering lightning strike of an answer came. As I finished the Book of Mormon, I realized that I knew it was true. It had come to my mind and heart slowly and softly and almost undetectable, but it had come. I knew it was true. This was the beginning of my testimony, my own testimony. It is something I value above all else. From there I was led to serving a mission, . All because of a simple small testimony that was born while reading the Book of Mormon many years ago. I will not tell you I have been strong in the church all my life. I have faltered and got caught up in materialism and recreationalism, but I can tell you this with assurance. My testimony kept bringing me back to where I need to be, even when I didn't feel like coming back. My testimony has saved my life many times and I will always be eternally grateful for this knowledge I received from God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by developing a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father on a daily basis through prayer, scripture reading and studying. I have three callings in my congregation. I serve on the Scout Commitee and take care of arranging tour permits for the young men who are in the Boy Scouts of America. I also teach the 11 year old scouts every Wednesday evening and take them on campouts and hikes also. I have been involved in the scouting program for most of my adult life. I must be good at it. :) My third calling is of secretary for a group of adult men in the congregation. I keep track of attendance, file reports, and schedule meetings with the members. Each month I visit two families and deliver a spiritual message to them. If there is something the family needs I make sure they get the resources necessary to fill their need. I try my best to be the kind of person Jesus would be proud of. Being a good example of His teachings is one of the ways I share His gospel. I look for opportunities to help others in daily life. Ge it simply a kind word or some help loading a moving truck. Just things that improve someone's day or life.