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Hi I'm Natalya

I'm serving my mission in Sweden. I love deep human connections. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to learn. I was homeschooled throughout my life. I am passionate about self-directed learning and discovering your inner purpose through reading the classics. I believe God has a mission for me in life and he is preparing me to change the world. I love Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, Jane Austen, Stephen Covey, Oliver DeMille, the Scriptures and C.S. Lewis to name a few. I love a good book on a cold winter day or listening to audiobooks when I work or drive. I'd love to write a book someday that will help others understand life, the struggles of humanity and the need for God. I have lived in the country in Oregon for a lot of my life. I LOVE the country. I have found memories of playing in our Filbert Orchard when I was a child and picking blackberries that grow all over in Oregon. My family has raised cattle, pigs, chickens, and goats. I remember the mornings that I would go out and feed our cattle and wait for them to finish eating. Sometimes I would bring a book and just take in the peace and freshness of the morning air, and listen to the music of the birds and the country around me. I am passionate about music. I have taught 12+ piano students and I have played the piano since I was 7. There is a serenity that envelops me when I can sit at the piano and play. It is a great stress reliever.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a deep connection with God. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am a person who feels things deeply inside, and I value human connection and deep relationships. I get that connection through God and Christ when nobody else understands what I feel inside. I am a Mormon because I know I couldn't get through life alone. I am a Mormon because I want to be with my family for this life and the next. I love my family so much. I am a Mormon because I want to be like Christ- I want to change the world through love and dedication to my fellow men.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission for the LDS Church! I am headed to Stockholm, Sweden. I am so excited to serve in the land of my ancestors. I have heritage from Denmark, Sweden and Norway. I live my faith by trying to be the best I can be everyday. I have a strong connection with my Father in Heaven, and I don't think I could get through life without prayer. I pray to him and express my concerns and needs, and I know He hears and listens to me. I feel his strength in my life every day. I have plenty of bad days, but I have learned to turn to my Father in Heaven.