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Hi I'm Nathalie

I love to read, I play the flute, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in California and have lived in Florida for most of my life. I was raised in a bilingual household, so family conversations were usually in Spanglish. My passion is music, and I began studying piano when I was five years old. Eleven years ago I was introduced to the flute and have never looked back! I am currently earning my Bachelor's degree in music performance, and I work as a music librarian at my school. Music fills most of my time, whether I am practicing, rehearsing, working around it or listening to it. In my spare time I play with my pet rabbit, Franz Doppler, or hang out with family. Aside from the gospel, music and family are the most important aspects in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was an inactive member of the church until I was around four years old. Since then she took my brother and I to church and began teaching us about the gospel at home. I was baptized when I was eight years old, but my conversion came years later. I struggled with my parent's divorce for most of my childhood and the gospel helped me understand the pure love of Christ and the power of his atonement. The knowledge that families can be together forever and that our Heavenly Father loves us eternally softened my heart and helped me view the world differently. In addition, I read the Book of the Mormon and prayed to know if it was true. I received an answer and know for myself that this book is the word of God and divine revelation. The Book of Mormon and the principles it teaches help strengthen my relationship with Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father every day, and I can't imagine living without the knowledge that we can be forgiven of our sins and be made clean again. I am a Mormon because I know we can return to live with our Heavenly Father someday.

How I live my faith

I am able to contribute my musical talents in my ward by playing hymns for our various meetings or playing with our ward choir. I read my scriptures, pray, and also try to apply gospel doctrine and principles to the way I think, speak and act every day. Mostly I live my faith by striving to be my best self and treat everyone in a Christ-like manner.