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Hi I'm Nathan Ormond

I'm a Mormon

About Me

My name is Nathan Ormond. I was born and raised in the Magic Valley of Idaho in a small town near Twin Falls. Growing up I have always had a great appreciation for the natural wonders of this world. I love looking out at the mountain vistas that surround the valley I live in. I also enjoy spending time in the mountains around me. Finding hotsprings and swiming in the many lakes and rivers in Idaho are some my favorite things to do. In the summer after a day's work or day of fun there is nothing I enjoy more watching the colorful Idaho Sunset. I currently am studying Mechanical Engineering and French at Utah State Univerisity.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I read the Book of Mormon and prayed and asked God if it was true. I still remember the feeling of power and happiness that overcame me as a 14 year old boy kneeling down at my bedside. I have no doubt that God answered me that day. There is a peace and joy that overcomes a person that is striving to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through my travels I have met many people. These people seek this peace through different sources, yet seem to never find it. I am a mormon because being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and living the teachings of the fullness of the gospel is where true happiness is found.

How I live my faith

I try to folllow my Savior everyday. I do this by trying to keep a positive perspective. With all the negativity around us it can be easy to forget all the good things that are going on around us. I have found that one of the few things we have control of in this life is our attitude. We learn from the scriptures that the feelings of the Spirit are "...love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance." (Galatians 5:22-23). When the challenges of life arise I turn the God to help me through difficulty. When I have a positive attitude i feel the Spirit with me. This encourages me further to not give up. My faith allows me to wake up each morning knowing that whatever may come my way, if I am striving to keep his commandments, God will be there to watchover and protect me.