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Hi I'm Nathan

I am currently serving a mission in China, Hong Kong. I'm an aspiring engineering/violin performance major. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from high school and am serving a mission in Hong Kong. When I return, I plan to begin college and double major in engineering and violin performance. Outside of my studies, I enjoy reading, traveling, basketball, swimming, and ping pong.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I did not fully come to know of the truthfulness of the gospel until my last few years of high school, when I first decided to read the Book of Mormon. As I read, my testimony grew and I more readily recognized the influence of the Holy Ghost. Just as promised by Moroni in the last chapter of the Book of Mormon, I came to know that what I had read was true through sincere prayer and the promptings of the Spirit. I know now that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the gospel in its fullness and is a manifestation of God's kingdom on the Earth. I owe my faith and love for the church to my parents--they are pioneers in the gospel. Both were converts to the church and both continue to stay true to its teachings. If not for them, I would never have found the joy that comes through the knowledge of our Savior and I would not be preparing to serve a mission. The values that the church teach are centered around the family. They are timeless. They have blessed my life. They help me grow closer to my Heavenly Father. In addition, my testimony is continually strengthened by the positive community of church members. I am supported daily by my Heavenly Father in the form of seminary, church meetings, Sunday school, home teaching, and priesthood quorums. Not only does the Holy Ghost guide to me through the teachings of the Book of Mormon, but also through the examples of inspired teachers and leaders. I am grateful for their guidance. I am grateful for my parents. Above all, I am grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

As a youth in the church, I have had many opportunities to serve in my church, including roles as a deacons' quorum president, teachers' quorum president, and priests' first assistant. My experience in these callings have been invaluable in strengthening my testimony and in building friendship. I look up to my young men's leaders and try to exemplify them as I serve. Likewise, home teaching has helped me grow in the gospel. I cherish the relationship I have with my companions and home teaching families. I have also had many opportunities to live my faith through service in my community. With guidance from church and Scout leaders, Boy Scouts has often been an outlet for service, in addition to being a valuable learning experience. I continue to serve by volunteering at the hospital every week and tutoring math students throughout the school year. My missionary service is one of the greatest opportunities to live my faith and to let it show. For the next two years, I will devote every day to proclaiming the gospel. I hope to strengthen my testimony and the faith of others through my service.