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Hi I'm Natelie Fonnesbeck

I grew up around the world but graduated high school in Belgium. I sing opera professionally. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from high school with an IB diploma. I have been accepted into BYU Idaho and will be studying civil engineering after my mission. Music is a huge part of my life. I play the piano, bass guitar, and ukulele and also sing many different variations of music from opera to indie. I love volleyball and played for the varsity team in high school. I was the middle hitter/blocker. I love to dance even though I stopped taking lessons when I was younger. I am a huge marvel fan along with the rest of my family. I love theatre and have participated in many plays. The most recent was the Shakespearean play "A Mid Summers Nights Dream". I played the role of Titania, the queen of the fairies.

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to be born into the church and have an extended family that are also mostly members. I spent my early life leaning off of my parents testimonies but I soon learned I needed to gain a testimony of the church for myself. I read The Book Mormon entirely through and prayed if it was true and asked to gain a stronger testimony of the fact that it was true. I then had many experiences after this that strengthened my faith in the gospel and its teachings as well as the truthfulness of the scriptures. After gaining this important testimony I began to ask what the next step was. This is when I started asking myself and God if I should serve a mission. I was never fully satisfied that I had received an answer up until the year of 2012 when President Thomas S. Monson announced the missionary age for woman would change from 21-19. I knew this was my answer and started anticipating and preparing to preach the gospel for the years after that. I have a strong testimony in the power of the spirit as well as the power of prayer due to these experiences. I also know that the Lord loves us all and wants the absolute best for all of his children. It is for this reason that I am willing and excited to be a vessel for the Lord to be able bring his children back to him.

How I live my faith

I have had many roles in the church ranging from the president of the 17-18 year old young woman to a Sunday class teacher for woman over the age of 19. I have been released from my calling as a teacher to serve a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am serving my mission in the Vanuatu Port Vila area and will be serving for a duration of 18 months.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Natelie Fonnesbeck
I find that I strengthen my relationship with the Lord and get to know him best through daily prayer and scripture study. We are able to read about what he has done for us and things he will do. He no longer becomes an idea but a real person that you can talk to. Through prayer, you have the ability to ask for reassurance that he is there for you and loves you. Our Heavenly Father will answer you in your own personal way to let you know that he is there and loves you. After gaining this knowledge you can then begin to grow in your faith of him and his work and begin to know him better. Show more Show less