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Hi I'm Nathan

I've lived in Salt Lake City my whole life. I love Aviation. I was in marching band at my high school. I am a Mormon

About Me

My life as a child wasn't the best nor was it the worse. I have an older brother who in my view does what he wants and not what would be best for him. Through the years our relationship was not the best and the only times we could get along was when the parents were around to enforce the rules. Throughout school, I was on my own, friends were not something easy to find. I felt utterly alone. Since I have been on the Lord's mission in Richmond Virginia, and through the council of the Lords servants I have come to realize that we are never alone, even in those time where we think we are there is always one there. That is, our Savior, Jesus Christ. This on-going trial has been hard and seems to get harder as time passes on, but I know that I am able become stronger with the help of others. You can too!

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I am a Mormon is because knowing that I can repent of sins that I have committed in the past and be able to come back to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving my neighbors around me by looking for ways to either help mow the lawn or shovel their walks of snow, and I can use that to talk about the Gospel.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

We don't have paid clergies, it is all service based, Crazy I know, but so cool ;-) Our members are called of God to a specific position in the church. They have the choice of accepting the calling or not. We usually will do it because of the joy and blessings that we get as long as we do as much as we can within the calling. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

I believe that in order to stop pornography spreading through the world is to use programs that teach us how to better use technology and avoid the bad stuff. There are multiple websites out there that can help with overcoming pornography if you find yourself caught in the trap. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

To get the basics, they are the size of a congregation in a certain area. To look and understand it more, think of it like a tree, the biggest part is the trunk, and the trunk has branches breaking away from it to give it more shape, then you have the small sprouts/twigs. The trunk symbolizes a stake, a branch is a ward, (many "ward" form a Stake), and the sprouts are the "Branches." Each of them help each other to grow in the Gospel and to help those in need. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

I know that the whole reason the church is still growing is because of the Book of Mormon and the Spirit people feel when they do the things they are commanded. Also because of our Agency that we gained when we came down to Earth, people have chosen to have faith in the church. And that is what I have done. I have made the conscience choice to have faith in the church, and because of that I know that the Book of Mormon is True, I also Know that the current Prophet was/is called of God to lead his children back to Him. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

The way that you become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is through action and faith, with the two you can gain a personal testimony of the lord and savior Jesus Christ and his restored Gospel here on Earth. Get in touch with either friends that are members or use the churches website (mormon.org/missionaries) to get in touch with 2 people that share the Gospel full time from 18 months to 2 years! Show more Show less