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Hi I'm Nathan

I'm from Sunny Scotland. I'm an aspiring actor. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 18 years old. I have a great love for drama , and have been blessed with the opportunity to be featured in BBC's Waterloo Road and many other productions, but I aspire to be an actor and to be a good example to others. I love football (Soccer), I have played for many teams throughout my life but injuries have held me back from progressing to that next level. I hope that I can progress with football later in life. I enjoy travelling, I have travelled to many places around the World from America to Greece. I am a hard working kind of guy when I put my mind to it, I always aspire to acheive goals and dreams! I hate letting people down and dissapointing them. I come from a very musical background, my mother being an opera singer and my father having played in a rock 'n' roll band with hair longer that my mothers. Music has been a big part of my life and family, so much that what I listen to inspires me in what I do and how I act. Music has a deeper meaning to me. I play guitar, drums and piano. I love going to the gym to build my strength.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to follow the gospel of Jesus Christ because of the example of parents, friends and teachers in the church. They are good and happy people. I know the church is true! So many times in my life I have been blessed by my Heavenly Father and it's through this church and keeping the commandments which have been placed before us that I have recieved those blessings. I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God and that he restored the true gospel on earth in these latter-days. Through fasting and prayer I have came to know of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and I know that when we read it and pray faithfully to know if it is true, that we will recieve an answer. I am grateful for the call that I have been given to serve in Greece as a missionary for this wonderful church and I cannot wait to bless their lives with this truth as it has blest mine. This church is one of peace, love and happiness. We seek to strengthen our families and to grow together, I know that after this life that I will one day reunite with my family and I am grateful for that testimony! These things I share with you, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

My faith plays a part in all areas of my life and helps me with important choices from saying my prayers morning and night to being nice to people I meet on the street. My goal in life is to be like Jesus Christ and I feel that that says it all. I have to follow His teaching and love others. I feel that in my life when you do a good deed for someone it causes a ripple effect because they then want to do good and I'm happy if I can just make one person's day brighter. We need to do all that we can to love others, to show mercy and respect and to treat others like we would like to be treated. An question for those unfamilair with the church would be "Would you treat your mother like that?" I feel that you'd act accordinly e.g. holding the door for someone, smiling at them and saying "hello." It's something so simple but you don't know what's happening in that persons life and that smile, that "hello" might just be what they needed at that moment. A phrase I will never forget is "Act upon every worthy thought." We have a song in the Church called "Have I done any good?" and the first line is "have I done any good in the world today?" I ask myself that question each night, because it is so important that we do all we can to do good. It's easy! I have a calling in the Church, a position, where I am blessed to teach those over the age of 18. Being 18 myself it can be tough because I'm teaching people older than me, they know so much more, but the marvellous thing that I have learned about the Church is that you can never learn enough, so many things can be opened up to you when you feel the Spirit, I always try to prepare my lesson in such a way that I can teach and benefit each and every individual in that class, and it works.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

One of the greatest reasons for being here on earth is to "have joy" (2 Nephi 2:25). Personal prayer, scripture study, and attending church helps us better understand that the best way to find joy and happiness in this life is to know about Our Heavenly Father's plan of happiness, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to strive to keep God's "law" (Proverbs 29:18). Families are an essential part of God's Plan and much of how we live focuses on our families. We want to share the happiness we enjoy with everyone we can through service, missionary work, and contributing to society. We continue to strive to help others, we must find joy in the service. "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me" (Matthew 25:40). That scripture helps us understand that when we do something good for something when we serve them, it is like serving Jesus Christ! Show more Show less