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Hi I'm Nahum Veach

I was raised in Michigan in a non-denominational Christian church. I ride my bike to raise money for causes. I am Mormon.

About Me

I am a father, husband, brother, and son. I am an avid cyclist and bodybuilder and enjoy fixing anything with wheels or a motor. I was raised in a non-denominational Christian church but fell away after leaving home. I survived a ATV accident in which I nearly lost my leg. Thanks to an excellent surgeon and donor pieces, I am 100%. This accident was a turning point in my life. It taught me patience and a new sense of gratitude for life. As part of my recovery, I took up biking, found some fellow cyclists in my neighborhood, completed my first 100-mile ride in 2012, and have completed the Huntsman 140 cancer research benefit ride the last three years. I have also been a bodybuilder for the last 25 years and hope to enter my first competition this year. My family loves going to the movies and you can find us at the local theater almost every Tuesday. My wife and I love to cook and many have suggested we open a restaurant. I spent my high school and college days working in restraunt kitchens, and although it was a very humbling experience, I think I would rather leave that experience in the past.

Why I am a Mormon

I did not grow up in the Morman faith, rather in non-denominational Christian home. While I enjoyed many values that I felt were true, there was something that was missing, and after moving out on my own after high school, I decided that I wanted nothing to do with religion. While I still considered myself a good person, I made some bad choices and was at a spiritual low by the time I graduated from college. While I still found happiness via working out at the gym, there was something that was missing, a growing void that needed to be filled. At about that same time, I met a women via Instant Messenger. In her profile she mentioned that she was a "Mormon girl." I had heard of the Mormon church but what I heard was nothing positive. However, this Morman girl was like no other person that I have met. Online chatting turned to phone calls, a visit, and then marriage. I felt a need to go back to church but was certain that I could sway my wife into a non-denominational Christian church. We decided to go to the Mormon church one week, then a church of my choosing the next week. At that time we had a baby girl who decided to be a little fussy and was astonished when the Pastor stopped mid-sentence and said "would you please take her out as she is disrupting my lesson." My wife got up and started walking out when I decided to follow her. We never returned. I realized that in the Mormon church there are a lot of infants and toddlers who make noise and once the noise becomes excessive, the parents will take the kids outside. Jesus Christ said "forbid them not to come unto me." For five years I had the missionaries visit and teach me the lessons but I had a hard time believing that this was the Lord's restored church. After much prayer and study, my wife looked me in the eyes and asked if I felt the church was true. I began to sob uncontrollably. The Holy Ghost made the truthfulness of the Church known unto me.

How I live my faith

I love my faith, my church, and my church family. I serve as a leader. In that capacity I teach, fellowship with all people in our neighborhood, and help bring people in our neighborhood together via church and non-church activities. I am not perfect, but follow the teachings of our church to the best of my abilities while continually trying to overcome my weaknesses. We honor the Sabbath by not doing things that we normally do throughout the week. I struggled with football as I do follow one professional football team. I have decided to record the football games that take place on Sunday and watch them early on Monday morning. "Unplugging" from the world on Sundays helps me to recharge my physical and spiritual batteries.