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Hi I'm Nathan

I grew up in Washington State, next to the ocean and mountains. I like the outdoors, I recycle for a living and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to hike. I spent my summers growing up out in the mountains as a boy scout. Our troop would pack into a big van, drive to a remote mountain range and hike until the sun set. I remember spending relaxing sunny days on alpine lakes, catching fish and swimming as a 13 year old, and I think that is where I got hooked. I went to college and studied Environmental Science and am now working as a Vice President for a large Electronics Recycling Company in New England. I am a father of 2, and married to a wonderful woman.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it feels good. I am happy when I apply the teachings of Jesus Christ in my life. I can see the gospel bless my life, and bless the lives of the people closest to me. I am happy when I follow the Savior, and I can feel closer to God. I have peace, joy, and hope for the future.

How I live my faith

I serve my church community currently as a clerk, helping to prepare finances and maintain a budget for our congregation. It has been a great opportunity to see the faith of our members who are voluntarily donating their time and resources to take care of the needs of our community members. In addition to church meetings every Sunday, I spend time visiting members of our congregation who cannot make it to church regularly due to physical ailments each month. I often go with the Missionaries and we like to share brief messages about the Savior and read together from the scriptures.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Tithing is a voluntary contribution that members of the church can give to show gratitude for all that God has given us. This principle has been known since the Old Testament, and is how the Lord funds His Church today. The money is used to build and maintain chapels and temples across the world to be used as places to learn about and worship the Savior. Show more Show less