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Hi I'm Nate

I am from the great State of Utah, I really enjoy the great outdoors, I have an infectious laugh, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost I'm a husband to a remarkably beautiful woman, and a father to four precious princesses (daughters). One of my best friends is my three year old, black labrador retriever, who I'm convinced is smarter than I am. Our spare time is spent as a family playing on the lake, going to the cabin, riding ATVs, enjoying winter activities, and cheering on each other in soccer and other athletic events. Besides my family, I love to play all things sports, and I get noticeably happier every fall when the football season begins. I love working with youth, and taking part in humanitarian opportunities whenever and wherever possible. I recently took part in an event raising money and gathering supplies for orphanages and schools in the Philippines, Indonesia, and other countries in the region. I look forward to working with other groups in South America this winter as we help build schools, hospitals and other structures designed to better the lives of the residents in those areas.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a wonderful father and mother who taught me right from wrong from the very moment I could understand their first words. I grew up attending the Mormon church, and when I was 8 years old, I was baptized a member of the church by my father who held the authority to do so. My childhood was fantastic! Fast forward 30 years... Today, I have my own family, and we have our challenges, like any family does. There's occasional emotional outbursts between the kids, there's stresses and strains on marriage, work stress, temporary communication breakdowns, and the list goes on and on. Perhaps you know what I'm talking about! :) Yet, when you take this whole experience we have on earth with personal and family relationships, and boil it all down to very basic universal truths, our purpose on earth becomes crystal clear. Here are the reasons why I'm still a Mormon today: The Mormon church teaches that families can be together forever throughout all eternity, that family relationships do not have to end at death. I have learned who I am, why I am here on this earth, the purpose to this life, and where I'm going. I have come to learn for myself that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and the Savior of this world. That he did in fact live on this earth, he ministered to others, he performed mighty miracles, and he taught the true doctrine and Gospel given to him of his Father, who consequently is my and your Father In Heaven. The culmination of his life took place in a quiet garden where he suffered and bled from every pore of his body for the sins of all mankind. He was crucified and died, and three days later he arose from the tomb as a resurrected being. His gift to all mankind is that we will all be resurrected, and live again with our loved ones. This knowledge gives me great hope and joy for a bright future!

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith by doing what the Savior Jesus Christ did, while he was on the earth. He was always found ministering, lifting, helping, serving, and caring for those around him. I try to live my faith by being a good husband to my wife, and the kind of dad my girls desire me to be. I serve in my church by working with young men and young women ages 12-18. We do weekly activities, and sometimes go on camping and high adventure trips. I also serve as a counselor to our local minister, called a Bishop. Together we work to help others who stand in need of spiritual or physical assistance. I also strive to live my faith by being true to my family and my religion, avoiding things that would harm my body, or doing anything that would set the wrong example for those who look to me for leadership and guidance. In essence, I try to be the kind of man that my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ know I can be.