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Hi I'm Nathalie

I grew up in Los Angeles, CA. We moved to Reno, NV when I was 13. I met the missionaries when I was 15. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a junior in college. I love team sports, i.e. basketball, football, etc, playing them and watching them. I love to dance and listen to all kinds of music. I love people. My family is my everything. My friends are family and I would do anything for them. I love this gospel, and I knew that when I met the missionaries when I was 15 years old and it changed my life forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I was 15 years old when I met the missionaries. I didn't know it then, but I had been waiting for them my whole life. One day, my mom brought home the missionaries, for a reason I don't know to this day. They came into our house, started to share their message, and I loved the feeling I got, so I continued to listen. The next time they came, they put in the Restoration video and I found myself crying and I didn't fully understand why, except that they were tears of overwhelming comfort. At that moment, I knew that I wanted to be part of whatever they were representing. I felt that I had always belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I had already been living many of the standards and I was willing to drop those habits that weren't aligned with the Lord immediately, so I got baptized. Then, unfortunately I almost immediately went inactive because I didn't like going to church because the gospel was already hard to understand in English as a convert with no background, and going to a Spanish branch was hard even with knowing Spanish. So I told my mom just to keep bringing the missionaries over, but then we moved out of the area the missionaries were assigned to, so we lost contact with the church. A couple months later, my mom decided that we should try to go to church and she felt we should try an English ward. As I returned to church, I focused on how I felt when the missionaries came over and remembered why I decided to get baptized. My bishop also introduced seminary and BYU to me, then I took a trip to Utah and that's when I decided that I was going to BYU. I got accepted and my life changed forever. These past three years, I've been a sponge and have grown immensely. As a result, I know who the Nephites are. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know that we have a prophet on earth today. And I now I'm headed to serve a full-time missionary in the Dominican Republic to share with them the love the Lord has for each one of us.

How I live my faith

As I've chosen to live by "the rules" of God, I noticed how much happier I was and realized that they actually weren't rules, but a way of living. The way I live my faith is by living a clean and moral lifestyle and help those around me at the best of my ability. I care a lot about people, it's a blessing and a curse sometimes, but this has been a great tool in sharing my testimony and the gospel with everyone I meet and love. Whether it's my roommate, best friend, stranger, my family, I make them a part of me as I help make them happy again. The Lord loves us and I truly believe he puts people in our lives to remind us of His love and to be part of that is a great privilege.

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

Nathalie
Yes! The Bible is a testament of Christ and is a powerful, important and sacred holy record. The Bible is the word of God that came from the writings of the holy men of God as they were guided by the Holy Ghost. And by the same process, we have another testament of Christ called the Book of Mormon, which supports the Holy Bible. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Nathalie
It is a sacred privilege to share sexually relations with someone, to be able to bond with someone at such a deep level and to take that love and create children. So the Lord asks us to be chaste because it brings safety, happiness, peace and self-respect. We are to respect our future spouse by saving that sacred power and privilege for each other, so that we may have deep love, a happy marriage and a happy family. Show more Show less