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Hi I'm Nathan

I am a new Texan. I am a sports lover. I love my family, my Savior, and my Heavenly Father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent high school graduate and I am now preparing to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints. I love playing sports-- all kinds. I also really enjoy music. I played the French horn throughout most of my schooling and I am know trying to learn to play the piano. I also enjoy learning about different languages-- right now I am learning Spanish for my mission. In high school I played on the football team, ran track, and played tennis. However, I only got three years of high school because my family decided that right before my senior year we needed to move. It was a very hard move to Texas, but I know that it was the right thing for my family. God has blessed us in so many ways while we have transitioned. I was able to get a job here right off the bat and I have learned so much. I love to smile, laugh, eat good food, and a million other things. I am grateful for the blessing of knowing that I have a loving Heavenly Father, and that Jesus Christ is our redeemer and made it possible for us to live with God again.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I have a testimony that this is truly the Lord's church. When I was younger my parents challenged me to pray and ask God if this was the one true church and if I should be baptized. I knew that if there was a God he would have no reason to lie to me so I prayed to God and asked if he would show me through the Book of Mormon if this church was true and that he was really there. When I ended my pray I opened the Book of Mormon to a random page and read the first verse I saw. The first verse my eyes fell open was 2 Nephi 2:13-14. When I read this verse, I felt an amazing and undeniable sense of peace and was filled with some kind of warmth. At that moment, I felt sure that God was real and that this was his church. I have had many other experiences similar to this one which have convinced me time and time again--even in the midst of doubt and sorrow-- that this is God's church and that he truly is watching over us all.

How I live my faith

At the moment, I'm participating in our church by being a home teacher and by preparing to be a full-time missionary. As a home teacher, I am assigned-- with one other gentleman in our congregation-- to serve and visit with a number of families in our faith. Typically, we will visit each family once a month sharing a spiritual thought and trying to get to know them better. If this family ever has need of assistance ( house projects, emergencies, etc..) we are there to help. However, I will soon be serving the people of Georgia as a full-time missionary. Where I will teach others about our faith and provide service to those in need.