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Hi I'm Nathan Benson

I have grown up in Utah. I love sports, especially track and field. I love to serve. I like leaning new things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Nathan Benson. I am a real person just like anyone else. I have a lot of things in my life that I really enjoy doing. For starters, I love sports! When I am doing anything that involves sports, I feel great. I played soccer for 7 years a youth. After that I had participate in other sports such as soccer and basketball, which I still play in my free time, until I landed in track and field. I began my sophomore year of highschool and the following two years, my Junior and Senior years, we won state as a school. With these activities I also did other things that helped me balance my life. I also love to draw and play the piano when time permits. I actually had taken piano lessons since I was seven. But as life continues on, certain things take priorities over others. Another part of my life has been school. I have graduated from highschool with set plans of going to college. I have been accepted to Brigham Young University, BYU, and will go into the science field. A big part of my desire to go into the sciences has been through hearing all of the different stories my mom would tell me after coming back after a day from working in the hospital as a nurse. To add, my dad is a lawyer. To be more specific, he used to be a patent attorney but now works in other legal pursuits. So I grew up with my parents together and strong in the church. I am the first born with my brother right behind me, along with two younger sisters. Whom I all I love very much.

Why I am a Mormon

Many people may look at the fact that I was born and raised into this church, as the only reason why I am member of this church. This somewhat common belief is merely a superficial observation without much thought. Even though I may have been raised in this church, it is not the true reason why I continue to be an active member of this church. Growing up I, like many who are born into the church, leaned on their parents beliefs. From 2 years old, just learning the basics of life like don't fight with your siblings, don't steal, be kind to others, follow the rules, etc. To 11 years old where I started to learn who I was, what my standards were, what were my aspirations in life, and what were my own thoughts and beliefs about the church. It was during this time I had begun learning for myself that this church was something more than what my parents had taught me. As I grew older, there were times in my life, especially during my years between 12 and 16 where I felt like there was no hope. Life had been desensitized. I had been caught in a trap that wouldn't let go. There was only one thing I felt could keep my head just above the water. It was my faith in Jesus Christ and in His teachings. It was what could provide the peace and happiness I needed. As I learned this, I endeavoured to apply the very things that He and His prophets and apostles have taught. Some of the prophets of old and others who are on the earth today. All which have lead and guided His church under His direction and divine revelation. As I did this I was freed. The teachings in the Church helped me come to come closer to the Savior. To recognize His love for me in a way that I cannot describe. Through His love and the support I received from family and friends in the Church, I was able to escape from the trap to which I had been ensnared. It was through my faith in the Lord, and the guidance I had received from within church, is what gave me the strength to overcome this overbearing trail.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission for this church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I chose to perform this service because of my strong belief in God and out of gratitude for the many blessings he has given me. As a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or the "Mormon" church, I go around to people and share of the truths that I have learned about God. Also about how living his teachings has brought me happiness and peace into my life through following the teachings from the Bible, Book of Mormon, and the leaders of the Church today. I will be a missionary for 2 years of complete 24/7 service and will actually be paying for any expenses as well. Such things as simple daily living like food, clothing, etc. I do all of this out of a desire to serve God and to serve others. Also, before my mission I have participate various community service projects and also to my neighbors, family, and friends. Service has become a part of my life that truly inspires me to be a better person and become more like our Savior Jesus Christ, who is the perfect example.