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Hi I'm Nathan

I grew up in Japan. I'm an Eagle Scout and merit badge counselor. I was class Valedictorian I'm a game writer. I'm a mormon

About Me

I started life as a proxy-military kid and spent my early years on Yokota Air Base, Japan, which explains my sense of fashion and art style. All throughout my life I've enjoyed swordplay, acting, and video games. Ever since I was given a plastic lightsaber, sword combat has been my favorite sport... though I admit to never having an official training before. As for gaming, I am an avid fan of Role Play Games, be it on a table, on paper, or on screen. I believe that a decent RPG easily has comparable value to any movie or book out there, and have made it my decision to pursue a career as a game writer. I've already gotten 100 pages into my first RPG rule book. However, that's project has been delayed for the past two years as I have jsut returned from serving anhono0rable full-time mission in South Korea. My friends consider me an extrovert (false: I tested true as an ambivert), and while I love getting into the thick of things, alone time is always refreshing too. I enjoy throwing witty remarks at people, and I'm very much a 90's kid. If you want to talk fantasy, Disney, swordplay, anime, or anything nerdy, I'm your guy. But shhh.... It's a secret to everybody.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I was lucky enough to be born into the church, and have never left. However, I have more than just my upbringing to thank. I have both felt and seen the work of the Lord in my daily life, in matters large and small. When I needed help on at test, He gave it. When I needed an emotional boost, he saved me. When I sought friendship, he brought someone to me. I know that God is real, that Jesus is the Christ. Well my life has certainly not been easy, they've held my hand all throughout. Things may not go as planned, but when I ask for their guidance, everything works out in the end. I know the Book of Mormon is both the Word of God and another testament to the same Savior of the Bible. I know that a young plow boy named Joseph Smith saw and spoke with God, and that the results of that event have and will continue to change the world. I am a Mormon because I choose to be so, because I know He is real.

How I live my faith

Well, as a first note, I engage in daily prayer and scripture reading. I attend church, mutual, institute and also write in my journal on a weekly basis. As far as church callings go, I've always had a connection to the youth. As a youth, I held multiple leadership positions, from 1st Assistant to the Bishop, to Senior Patrol Leader in the church's Boy Scout troop. Now that I am out of the youth program, I act as an assistant scout master for the troop as well as serving as the merit badge counselor for the Game Design badge. As stated above, I'm off to serve a full, two-year mission for the church in South Korea. I'm very excited for this, though the enormity of the situation is just now starting to sink in. Regardless, I plan to hit the ground running. Out in public, I try to be an example of my faith as best I can. I don't curse, do drugs, or join in any immoral activity. When with my non-mormon friends, I'm generally the 'father' of the group and make sure things don't go downhill or get out of hand. I enjoy talking about my faith to anyone who is interested, but try not to be overbearing. Usually, I start with a disclaimer saying, "here's how we view things, I'm not trying to push that on you." Of course, if someone expresses further interest, then we may talk more. Many of my friends and I have held multiple spiritual/philosophical discussions ranging on all topics.