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Hi I'm Nathan Short

Born in Utah, moved to Ohio and now live in Alabama and love it! I'm a graduate of Pelham High School and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 19. I'm out of high school. I work at Airwalk. I love to ride bikes, shoot archery, and read. I love science and I love biology but I really love botany. I love plants. I love anything green.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 12 it was my time to think for myself and stop "riding my mom's testimony". At that time I realized that I did not have a testimony in Jesus Christ. My guilt from my unforgiven sins pulled me away from the church. I became very anti social, bitter, and hated the church. From age 12 I began looking for the truth for myself. I took it as a logical thing at first so for a long time I was an atheist and thought evolution rebuked religion. Then I realized that this all could not be random and deduced that there was a god but I forsook any organized religion. I craved for understanding of my spiritual self so then I studied eastern Philosophy. It was in Buddhism that learned how to clear my thoughts and my mind through meditation but I had nothing good to fill it in with. In the latter years of high school I became very content or luke warm. I had learned to not feel happy or sad. To just feel nothing through constant meditation. Through all my years of soul searching I was never protected against the temptations of Satan. Meditation was no tool to fight Satan with. By my graduation I had picked up many bad sinful habits. One particularly late night I was "sinning" alot and in many different ways. While I sat there at my desk staring at the video game in front of me I felt a terrible force literally pulling me down to the floor. I felt as if I was melting into a puddle of feces. It was then that I recognized this depressed low down feeling in fact was a symptom of my sinning. i.e. I was sinning. If I was sinning I was breaking a commandment. Some one was thus giving me a commandment. So there must be a God if I was breaking his law. That Sunday I confessed to my bishop and my long journey back began. Now I am a happy bright social and worthy melchizedek Priesthood holder. I can testify to you that if we offer a broken heart and a contrite spirit to Jesus Christ we can be made clean and whole again by our obedience to his laws and through his grace.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by searching for the opportunity to plant those seeds of faith in others. I love it when I get to give someone a Book of Mormon. I'm also active in the boy scouts as one of the assistant scout masters for our ward's troop. I love helping and relating to the youth because not to long ago I was there going through their struggles. I also love being outside around plants.