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Hi I'm Natalie Christensen

I'm a regular teenage girl in a small town in Idaho. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love snowboarding, it's something that gets my mind off of worrisome details that life has a tendency to throw at me. I love reading, some of my favorite books include The Greatest Salesman in the World, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (so much better than the movie). I love being outdoors, although I don't get the chance very often. I recently graduated from high school and am currently attending college via online courses for BYU-I. I love running even though I'm not very good at it and I love learning about the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because through all of my strivings to get to know God, the teachings of this church have never let me down. I have constantly tried and tested the teachings of this church such as 10% tithing, forgiveness, love, and time management, and I have yet to be disappointed by a loving God who cares about me and is eagerly waiting to bless me at any chance when I do right. Growing up, I lived in a household where the gospel was not active. My mother and stepfather were inactive members, and I went to church by myself during my teenage years for about five years. It was hard, but through that experience I was able to examine the church carefully, and I grew a testimony of gospel principles slowly but surely. I know that while living the gospel is not easy, it is worth it. I learned that through those five years. Struggles make us stronger, and when we have questions and concerns and go to God, He will help us, sometimes so subtly that we will not realize it, but He will help us. I know that God lives and answers our prayers. In my darkest hours He has brought, by some other person, the message that I am loved and God is aware of me and my circumstances. I know that serving others and treating others as Christ would will bring special meaning to our lives.

How I live my faith

Some callings that I have received have been that as a full-time missionary, a ward missionary, a family history consultant, seminary council, youth committee member, and youth camp leader. All of these callings have taught me certain aspects of leadership. I have had the occasion to teach older members of the church about family history, and it has been great for them to learn from me, but also me to learn from them. Organizing events for church activities has also taught me the importance of showing gratitude for those who have callings. They work hard so other members may benefit.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Natalie Christensen
God is our loving Heavenly Father. We are His spirit children. He has given us the opportunity to come to this earth and experience all that comes with having a physical body, like a first kiss, riding a rollercoaster, tasting something delicious, or swing dancing. In order to enjoy these things to the fullest, it's best if we take care of the beautiful bodies we are given. When we take care of our physical bodies, our spirit thrives. When our spirit thrives, we take care of our physical bodies. Our spirit and body are closely connected, so it is important that we take care of our physical body. It would be hard to hear spiritual promptings if we are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Our bodies are called temples of God because our bodies give our spirits a place to reside. Just as the temple holds the Holy Ghost very strongly, such does our body do. Our body is sacred and precious, and we should treat it as well as we treat the temples. Show more Show less