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Hi I'm Nathan

I can't seem to pick anything, because I like everything too much. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up playing just about every sport out there except for American football, futbol got in the way of that. Before I started playing the piano, I could beat my mom at chess, yet to this day it's a rare occasion to do even okay against her in checkers. I've played the piano since I was four, but have also picked up the saxophone, ukelele, guitar, organ and of course don't forget the triangle. I was named a National Merit Scholar but regularly struggle to correctly set my alarm clock. I've never really had a best friend, but have always had a group of awesome friends. I can't quite seem to focus in on any particular person, place, or thing except one: The Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Full Disclosure: I was born a Mormon, raised a Mormon, and have lived as a Mormon in the Mormon capitol of the world my whole life. For some people that might sound like brainwashing, for truly how can you know what you have is all that good if you've never experienced anything different? The problem with that line of thinking is that in this day in age, no one lives in an isolated society. I have experienced many different things, ideas, and emotions. And what I've found is that no thing, idea, or emotion can compare to the happiness that is brought by following the teachings of Jesus Christ, reading the Bible, reading the Book of Mormon. When I do evil and sin, I lose that hapiness, that peace, that comfort that the Holy Spirit brings. However when I through the atonement of Jesus Christ repent of my sins and try my best to follow him again, the hapiness is immense and a very different emotion than any pleasure of this world can bring. This feeling is hard to describe exactly what it feels like, but its also hard to describe the taste of salt. But, both salt and the feelings I feel are real, and its this spirit that confirms to me that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true, that God has not abandoned his people-he still gives them living prophets, and that there is truly a great plan designed by our Father in Heaven to bring back me-his child- to Him.

How I live my faith

When I was twelve I was called to be an organist for our congregation. I remember crying in my bathroom when I received the call because I didn't want to be consigned to be the "music guy" for the rest of my life. I've grown to quite like playing the organ, but I'm afraid I haven't escaped the dreaded designation of "music guy": the person who everyone calls either two months or two days in advance to accompany them for something. That dread has left though as I've realized how truly blessed I've been to have been given the opportunities and talents that I have. Serving others can be a real joy if you have the right attitude :) I'm so excited to serve others as I head out on a two year mission to Tahiti.