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Hi I'm Nathan McKinney

I am a emergency and critical care travel nurse. My wife and I travel with our three boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are both travel nurses and we travel to different hospitals around the country. We have had many great experiences traveling with our three boys. Each place we have been we have met new people from many different places. We learned that despite our apparent differences, when we get to know people, we find that we have much more in common. Traveling with children can be hard, but it has taught our family that we are able to do hard things. Being a nurse allows me to serve others in their time greatest of need. At times the work is difficult and messy, the hours long and trying, but it is always satisfying. Raising three young boys is a challenge that my wife and I attempt to rise to each day. Some days we think we are successful, other days not so much. Being a parent has forced me to develop patience and understanding. I feel the weight of the responsibility that a parent has to prepare and equip their children for life. I work hard to provide my children with opportunities to learn and grow. Above success and wealth, I hope for happiness for my children. I have always been active in sports and hobbies. Skiing, rock climbing, football, soccer, wrestling, hockey, camping, hiking, mountain biking, water skiing, scuba diving, swimming, and other pursuits have each at times occupied my time and interest. Currently I enjoy playing soccer and tee-ball with my boys, and am learning to surf and paddle board.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ is the true church established by Jesus Christ himself. The Church is an imperfect organization of imperfect people trying to learn and live the perfect Gospel of Jesus Christ. I see the church as a hospital for the spiritually sick trying to be made whole through the atonement of Jesus Christ. The Church has given my family a framework to grow and improve. The members of the church have provided for my family in our times of need and allowed us to serve them in theirs. The church shows me the way to return to live with my Heavenly Father. That way is the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the ordinances the pertain to it. The plan is simple but living it is complex and the atonement of my savior Jesus Christ allows me to be forgiven for my failures and short comings. I am grateful to my brother Jesus Christ for providing the way for me to receive such forgiveness.

How I live my faith

I actively participate in my church. I currently serve as the Ward Mission Leader. I am seeking to become more Christ like. I am far from perfect but endeavor each day to improve. I am trying to develop habits that will allow me to have the company of the holy spirit with me at all times. I find joy in reading the scriptures and gaining insight into the Plan of Salvation and my divine heritage as a son of God. I can think of few things as satisfying as the feeling of the spirit testifying of a truth and the light of that knowledge illuminating my mind.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Nathan McKinney
The family is the basic building block of community and life. We belong to a divine family with a heavenly father and mother. We are all brothers and sisters in this divine family. Here in this earthly life we have earthly families that can be together for all eternity if we live up to the ordinances and covenants of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. these families are the foundation of the church and the Kingdom of God. Through these families we are taught and prepared to return to our heavenly father. Show more Show less