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Hi I'm Nate Hansen

I'm an avid fly fisherman, I love history, I drive a big yellow bus and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for twenty-five years to the same wonderful woman. She is Awesome!!!! I have three amazing children and one really great son-in-law and the cutest grandson ever! One of my fondest memories was a vacation taken to Nauvoo, Illinois as a family where my in-laws were serving a mission. Elder and Sister Lybbert (my in-laws) were able to give us a tour of the many homes of the early Mormon pioneers. The highlight was riding in the teamster wagon as Elder and Sister Lybbert shared the history of the different sites. Also, I enjoyed our vacation to southern Utah to enjoy the beauties of Arches National Park and Bridges National Monument, but the highlight of that trip was touring the St. George Temple. One of my hobbies is tying flies and then seeing if they actually work. I have a degree in history and I love reading about the Revolutionary War and WWII history. The early Mormon Pioneers stories are at the top of my list. I am proud of my Danish and Swedish heritage and can't wait to meet my ancestors in the next life. I am a BYU fan. I coached Hockey and Lacrosse and won a state championship in Hockey.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a sixth generation Mormon and I owe it to my ancestors who first embraced the gospel. That's why I am an active Mormon today. Each generation has played a very important role in the next generations lives. I am grateful for their unwavering dedication and duty to living the gospel and teaching their children, which in turn taught their children and so on down the line. My greatest desire is to be with my family in the eternities. I am so grateful for goodly parents who taught me the right ways of the Lord. "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." I hope my children know how much I love the Lord and the wonderful gospel of the Restoration. The event in my life that has helped me become the polished arrow in the Lords quiver was serving a mission for my church. It is the foundation that has made me be a better husband, father, son, and brother, and hopefully- in the not too distant future- a grandfather. My missionary service helped lead me to my eternal companion, who has been my equal in meeting the challenges of life. I have come to know in my heart that this is the true church restored to the earth. God chose the prophet Joseph Smith to be his instrument to do that. I have come to know this through much prayer and study of the scriptures. I know that God lives and is the Father of our spirits, which then makes us His children, who He loves very much. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and knows how to succor his people. One of my favorite scriptures is found in Joshua where the Lord admonishes him to "be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest." There have been many occasions when I felt that the task before me was impossible to accomplish, then as I have prayed for help the Lord has gone before me to prepare the way to accomplish it. He always fulfills his promises to his faithful children.

How I live my faith

As one of the leaders in my branch, I have had the opportunity to help serve those that I have stewardship over. One of our activities we have done in our branch is to gather wood for a brother who is a double amputee. This has given us, as a branch, the opportunity to rub shoulders with other brethren of the priesthood and become unified in a common cause in helping those in need. We also try to visit the home of every member once a month to give encouragement and support both temporally and spiritually. One of the most important events of my week is attending my Sunday meetings with my family where we meet together to renew our commitment to living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I enjoy singing the Hymns, although I am not able to always carry the right pitch. Our family meets together once a week to teach one another the gospel and sing the church hymns and to council with each other on how we can help one another and extended family, and those in the community that can use our assistance. Reading the scriptures and having my personal prayers on a daily basis have blessed my life in ways I did not think possible.