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Hi I'm Nathan

I'm a Facilitator & a Psychology Graduate. I love music, games, taking photos and videos, and spending time with family.

About Me

Ever since I was a kid, I used to have wild imaginations of almost everything.I'm a thinker and I love taking photos and videos. Whenever I see someone with a camera, I used to tinker with the settings and shoot away. It made me see the world at a different angle of perspective. That there is always another way of seeing things and not just what's in front. I graduated as a Psychology major. I started facilitating with my organization ever since my 3rd year in college. I really love helping out other people. Other than facilitating, I love to play (specifically piano), mix and listen to music most of my time. I am also an Adventure-based Educator/Camper.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church as far as I could remember. Before, I really didn't have a clue as to what's going on. But when I got older, I realized how blessed and lucky I am to be a part of the church. I am happy in living the gospel and in keeping the standards of the church. Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ has really helped me a lot, even at some tough spots. I continue to follow his gospel because the gospel edifies me as to who I really am and what he wants me to be. I know that this is really the true church and that this the church foretold by prophets of old. I am forever grateful to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. for restoring the gospel into the world, that we have a living prophet this present time and that I know that they are called of God. I am grateful for the guidance that the Book of Mormon and the Bible gave and that it serves as "a light unto all men", and that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. I too bear a testimony that Heavenly Father does lives and that he is real. That Jesus is the Christ and that everything in this world is all given and created for a purpose. That to everything, there is always meaning to it and that it is up to us on how we look for that meaning or even see that meaning in different angles. God is always there and that no matter, he will always continue to love us for who we are. He is and always will be there for us and will always continue to support us in every way, even in the simplest way.

How I live my faith

My organization is an inter-school organization driven towards growth and service for the betterment of human living, through the medium of facilitating in light of our 9 principles. I facilitate people from different backgrounds, from street children of small government institutions up to big corporates, conducting different seminars and trainings from self-awareness to team building to leadership to counseling as well. I find it fun at the same time pretty inspiring to serve others, especially those with psychological and emotional needs. In facilitating and even as a psychology major, there were a lot of times where in my standards and my faith are really tested. My integrity, values and self-worth were really tested most of the time like being offered alcohol, do profanity, etc. I am very grateful to my organization and to my circle in the organization that they all were able to understand me and respect me and the principles where I stand. That they were able to accept me for being me and the standards that I live. When faced with a difficult choice, I pray to Heavenly Father what I need to do and ask him for his loving guidance in everything that I do. I continue to live up to my faith by choosing and doing what is the right thing to do and trying to inspire people to do the same. Whether I am facilitating or counseling or even just listening to people, through the combination of the 9 principles of my organization and the standards and principles of the gospel, it helped me grow and live well as a person, a human being and a Son of God as well as help others grow and do the same as well. Currently, I am preparing to go on a full time mission.

Are Mormons Christians?

Nathan
Absolutely! The fact that "We believe in God, the eternal father and his son Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost", that basically gives the notion that we are christians. As a member of the church, I also believe that in being christian means to be Christ-like in every way possible. The essence of being a christian is being able to look up to the Savior Jesus Christ and follow his examples and commandments both in thought and act. This also includes being able to follow the way he thinks and the way he acts towards ALL of his children, regardless of the individual's limitations and capabilities, strengths and weakness. And the moment that we follow (and NOT IMITATE) the way of Christ and feel the compassion, genuineness and sincerity in following his footsteps, then can you feel and be edified with his light shinning brightly within you and the actions that you made. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Nathan
If you wash your clothes properly and take good care of it, you will have clean, decent, good looking clothes to wear for the next few weeks. If you ignore your responsibility in washing your clothes or wash it inappropriately, these clothes will end up either stinky, soiled, worn out, and completely infested with bacteria (that could irritate skin or worse) or completely worn out or even, tattered clothes. Other than the fact that this serves as our "Health code", the church's law of health and proper diet (a.k.a. Word of Wisdom) a principle given by Heavenly Father for us to take good care of our own body (which consists of (1) our physical body, (2) our mind and (3) our spirit). It is a precious gift from God and it is our responsibility to either take care of our body or ignoring it ending up killing it. Nowadays, a variety of studies were conducted with regards to this matter (e.g. intake of alcohol, too much coffee or even substance-abuse can possibly lead to bodily complications and disorders, addictions, psychosis, emotional & psychological disturbances, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, even Death itself) and supported the churches way of keeping the body as healthy as possible. Heavenly Father loves us and wanted us to live long and happy, and by doing so is to live as healthy as possible. By keeping our physical body, mind and spirit clean, not only are we making and keeping ourselves healthy, also we are showing our love and honoring God as well. Show more Show less