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Hi I'm Nate Allen

I am from Salt Lake City, Utah, I am a student a Brigham Young University, I love hiking and science, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Salt Lake City my whole life with a family whom I love very much. I am the youngest of eight children with fourteen nieces and nephews (for now). I absolutely love singing and playing music, I play cello and guitar and I am striving to continue to play those throughout my life. I also love science, anything related to medicine. It is my dream to become a doctor because it would include two of the things I love most, service and science. As I youth I was involved in the Boy Scouts of America finishing at the rank of an Eagle scout. Scouting taught me many things including the importance of service. Service is one of the only things in this world that truly benefits all parties involved, whether it's receiving the service or doing the service yourself. One thing that greatly interests me is how the human body functions. Throughout high school I tried my best to learn all I could about health science in whatever class I was in. That is something I will continue to do as I enter Brigham Young University. When I was fourteen I was hit by a car while riding my bike without a helmet on. I was taken to the hospital where I received life-saving brain surgery. My life was saved with the help of a skilled surgeon, since then I have always had a strong desire to pay it forward to someone else. Through the experiences in my life I have developed a testimony that Jesus Christ lives, He is the savior of the world and only through Him can we attain pure, eternal happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My life has involved church every Sunday and other church activities throughout the week. I am not a Mormon because my parents want me to be. I am not a Mormon because I have gone to church my whole life and others expect it of me. I am not a Mormon because the church is a good church with good people that does good things. I AM a Mormon because I have tested the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I have applied its principles in my daily life, and I have read and studied the Book of Mormon asking God in sincere prayer if it is true and the witness I have received multiple times in my life is that it is the truth. It is Jesus Christ's restored church on Earth today. I strive to live the Gospel wholeheartedly and it is my testimony that the Gospel works. I would challenge anyone on Earth to live the Gospel sincerely for just one day and then tell me that they didn't increase, even just a little bit, in faith, love, and happiness. That includes morning and nightly sincere prayer to our Father in Heaven as well as prayers for strength and guidance throughout the day asking for help to repent of sins and increase in faith in Jesus Christ; sincerely studying the Book of Mormon seeking a witness if it is true or not; and sincerely looking for opportunities throughout the day to serve and love others through promptings of the Holy Ghost. That is the very heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is not an easy life to live but I testify that it is worth it many times over. I testify that Jesus is the Christ, He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world and through Him we can gain eternal life. He suffered through the Atonement which is the single greatest act of love and charity of all time. He took upon Himself the pains, trials, sicknesses, afflictions, and sins of every one of God's children simply because he loves us. He died so that we might live. I know this through studying the Book of Mormon. In Christ's name. Amen

How I live my faith

I live my faith by taking every chance I get to share the gospel with others. That is one of the most beautiful things about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The more I try to live the Gospel the greater the desire I have to share it with others. As I have prepared to serve an LDS mission I have had many opportunities to teach classes in my local church. It is a wonderful thing to talk about the Atonement of Jesus Christ and see how others react to it. I recall one experience when I was teaching in Sunday school as we talked about the trials that occur in this life and one women bore her testimony that through Christ all things are possible, as she spoke a women across the room who was investigating the church began to shed tears. As I looked at her I knew that the Spirit was testifying to her at that moment that Jesus truly is the Christ, that He is the source of truth and light. The true love and peace that is manifested through the Holy Ghost is unlike anything else in this world. As I finished the class and saw the effects that teaching others about Jesus Christ had on me and others listening I knew that my future mission would be the most wonderful thing in my life. I am living my faith by dedicating two whole years of my life of full-time service to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the children of Heavenly Father in the Norway, Oslo mission. I have come to a knowledge that Jesus is the Christ and much like that day in Sunday School I cannot wait to share that message with anyone I can who is willing to accept Him as their Savior in Norway.