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Hi I'm Natalie

I grew up in New Hampshire. I am a marathon runner. I am called to serve as a missionary in the Adriatic South. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the woods: also known as the state of New Hampshire. I love to run as I have been involved in track, cross country, and marathons. My dream is to run the Boston Marathon. I have been belting out songs since I was 2. I love to play the ukulele and the piano. I love watching and participating in musicals. I am a student at Brigham Young University studying Communication Disorders. I am going to serve a full time mission in Albania, Macedonia, and Kosovo.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. All my life, I have been known to have a permanent smile on my face. I grew up saying my evening prayers before I went to bed and I looked forward to going to church every week. I have always loved being a Mormon and it wasn't until recently where I discovered why I've always had a smile on my face. I still remember my baptismal day 10 years ago, after I was immersed in the water and cleansed, I felt a burning feeling inside of me that warmed my heart. Throughout the rest of my life I have felt this feeling every time I served, read the Book of Mormon, prayed to my Heavenly Father, and obeyed the commandments. These things have brought me closer to my Savior, Jesus Christ. Our Savior is the source of joy, the source of light in our lives! I have come to know that this church is the restored church of Jesus Christ. This church has the priesthood authority practiced in Christ's church as He ministered on the earth. This church is the restored church because we have a living prophet that receives modern revelation from our Heavenly Father. Our Heavenly Father is the same yesterday, today, and forever therefore miracles have not ceased. Modern revelation both through a prophet and apostles in addition to personal revelation has not ceased. The priesthood performing baptisms and blessings has not ceased! I am a Mormon because I have come to know that this church is true and that it has been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. Why do I know this? I know this through studying the Book of Mormon as it testifies of Christ and His Atonement. I know this through praying to my Heavenly Father sincerely and feeling that burning, that Spirit that I felt at baptism confirming to me that this church is true. I know this because I only feel pure joy and pure love through acting on the teachings of this church. I know my Savior lives and His restored gospel brings me pure joy. I am a Mormon and I love it!

How I live my faith

When I was 16, I had the opportunity to be called to serve as the ward choir director. I have always loved music and I was asked to lead this choir. During our church Sacrament meeting, we have speakers that share messages and talks about Christ and His gospel. In addition, we have musical numbers that can include the ward choir. I was blessed to lead this choir in singing hymns and beautiful pieces of music about Christ. I was filled with the warmth of the Spirit through listening and leading the choir. I felt the message and the beauty of this music touch my spirit. I have come to know that one way our Savior shows His love for us is through the beauty of music. Additionally, I live my faith by preparing to serve a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been called to serve in the Adriatic South in the countries of Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia. I will be learning and speaking Albanian in addition to teaching these people about Jesus Christ. I am so blessed and so excited to dedicate my time and my life to the Lord for 18 months. During this time I will be teaching about Jesus Christ, our Savior and his restored gospel. I have the opportunity to share our Heavenly Father and our Savior's love to these people across the world! I cannot wait to serve and share this gospel of pure love and pure joy to the people in the Adriatic South.