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Hi I'm Nathan Darby

I was the Valedictorian in high school. I play many instruments, like the piano and saxophone. I'm a proud Canadian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 4 siblings and graduated high school as the Valedictorian, just like my father did when he graduated high school. I love music, and especially love to play my saxophone in jazz bands. I also play piano, and my favourite kind of music is country music. I played on the football team all through High School, and in my grade 12 year got the honour of being named one of the Captains. Some of my hobbies are puzzles and model rocketry. Really any sort of puzzle or mind games interest me. I also am very enthusiastic about hiking and backpacking. I just recently finished a 5 day backpacking trip in Alaska, where I hikes the historic Chilkoot Trail with my dad and brother. I am also heavily vested in the Scouting program, where I have earned both the Chief's Scout and Queen's Venturer. I have currently been called to serve for two years as a missionary in the Thailand Bangkok Mission! After my mission I plan on attending university to study engineering.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised by my parents in the church, but over time and through much questioning I have been able to gain a knowledge for myself that this is the full and restored gospel. I have found that I am happiest when I am abiding by the commandments and teachings of the church. When I received my mission call I really had to put my testimony and faith on the line. I have never left North America before, I personally feel I can deal with the cold rather than the heat, and I hate spicy food. In total, I realized that I will have to completely exit my comfort zone to go to Thailand, a place that is so foreign that I don't even know what to expect. This prospect really scared my for a while, but through much fasting and prayer I have felt the Spirit give me a calm reassurance that everything will be alright. I cannot say that there has been one miraculous moment in my life that has given me my testimony. My testimony and knowledge of the truthfulness of this gospel has instead come much like a sunrise, made up of many little moments that have combined together slowly over the years to give me the light and testimony I have today.

How I live my faith

First and foremost I live my faith by preparing to leave everything I have behind and serve as a missionary. I have to leave family, friends, dating, my country music, and many scholarships behind as I go to be a missionary in Thailand. At home I am a family history consultant. This means that along with researching my own genealogy, I am tasked to help others who aren't as familiar with it.