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Hi I'm Nathan

I'm a photographer and videographer trying to capture the moments on this earth that matter, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I live in a small town of about 200 people. The valley I live in contains just over 2,000 people, so my graduating class at school consisted of 22 seniors. That has been a difficult change from my previous school, where my class had about 300 students. The area I live in is beautiful, so I spend a lot of time photographing the nature around me. Video is my main area of interest. I have filmed a wedding, engagement, several other projects, and I am currently working on promoting our local hospital. Once I return from my mission in Colombia I plan to attend BYU and go for a degree in filming!

Why I am a Mormon

For me, it always comes back to Heavenly Father's love. I have felt it for myself in several occasions, as well as for other people. There have been several times where I have felt lost, but a simple prayer is all I need to remember who's watching over me. I'm so excited to serve the people of Colombia for two years because I know that I will help them feel that love too. I know that this Church is true, because it promotes selfless acts of service for others, everything it teaches is meant to bring true happiness, and I know it because of the burning feeling in my chest when I have the chance to talk about my beliefs. I know that if I need comfort or strength, Heavenly Father is always here for me.

How I live my faith

Due to the low population where I live, there is either a chance for a high percentage of Mormons or a very low percentage. I was one of the few Mormons at my school, and I was met with a high level of adversity from my peers. Every day was a struggle to stand for what I believe in. People attempted to bully me into giving up my standards, but I found strength in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Knowing that they love me despite what other people feel about me was a huge comfort. It became easier to look right past the temptation in front of me. I learned to not be ashamed of my religion, and that is a blessing in itself. People started to look at me for an example of what to do when a difficult decision was to be made. I couldn't have made it through school without my knowledge of Heavenly Father's love