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Hi I'm Brother Nathan Jackson

I grew up in a small town in Southern Arkansas. Through trying times in my life, I have been lead to the restored gospel.

About Me

Through grade school, the majority of my life revolved around sports. I played football, soccer, and was on the track and field team. I have learned many things through these experiences: hard work, teamwork, dedication, and humility. I feel that we can apply all of these aspects to our everyday lives. In fact, I feel that being able to apply these to all aspects of our lives is VITAL to our success in life. My senior year of high school, I decided to join the military. This was a time of great growth in my life as well. I learned many life lessons. Though I was discharged, I remained optomistic about life. I then went to school at the University of Arkansas. Through about five years before being baptized into the church, I actually had three different baptism dates. Something just kept leading me back to the church. While I was at school, I decided that I wanted to be baptized. There were so many things pointing to the fact that that is what I needed to do for my life, so I did. I was 19 years old. The gospel has blessed my life in so many ways that I decided that I needed to do more than just be a member. I don't know what would be more glorifying to Heavenly Father than for me to not only have a firm testimony of the restored gospel, but for me to bring that knowledge and happiness into the world! I have now been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints in the Santiago, Chile South Mission. I leave in four days!:D

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I've seen both sides of the spectrum. I've seen how difficult life is without the gospel. I've fallen victim to the world, but I've also felt the blessings of the gospel in my life. It protects us from the things that the world has deemed "important" or "normal". Through the restored gospel, I can be with my family FOREVER and not just "till death do we part". The gospel has saved me in so many ways that I can't even begin to account all of them. I know that God lives. I know that Jesus Christ came to this Earth and attoned for all of our sins whether we accept him or not. I also know that the fulness of the gospel was lost from the Earth over time, but that it has been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith and that there is a living prophet on the Earth today. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because it makes sense. Everything that I have been taught and continue to learn, just makes sense. Its sensible. Last, but not least, the restored gospel gives me hope. It gives me hope of a happier life after this one. It gives me hope that, one day, my family and I will walk with Heavenly Father and that he will say "These are my sons and daughters whom I am well pleased".

How I live my faith

In my ward, I am a Ward Missionary. This means that my job in the ward is to assist the missionaries that serve in my ward if they need it. That can be anything from giving them a ride places, to cooking dinner for them, to going out to preach with them. It can be a very satisfying calling if you put in the time/effort. I also have a hometeaching assignment in the church. I have two families that I have been "assigned" to take care of. I help them if they ever need a favor. Also, my hometeaching partner and I go to their house at least once a month to give them a short lesson. It is usually just 10 or 15 minutes. Many times, this will produce great cohersion in the ward. It brings all of us closer. When you are in the service of other, Heavenly Father blesses you. I live my faith by being a missionary every day. This doesn't mean that I go preach everyday, but through my actions, people can see my faith. They can see the way that the gospel affects me in my life. They can see the protection it provides. Most of all, they can see the happiness that it brings to me. No matter what the circumstances, I know that if I'm living the gospel, I'm going to be happy.