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Hi I'm Nathan Barrett

I'm from a small town in the middle of Colorado and I'm currently in Indiana serving a two year mission for the church!

About Me

I'm currently serving a mission for the Church before I go back to school at BYU to study Electrical Engineering. The gospel of Jesus Christ has given me so much joy. The hope that comes from knowing that you are a child of God, and that you can live with him again can, has helped me overcome so many things in my life. It's the peace and the joy that I've felt that has lead me to want to serve a mission. I want to take that same joy that I have and share it with others. I also have a great passion for music. Back home, I play the saxophone, mainly tenor, and I guess you could say that I'm quite the marching band nerd. It's fascinating to see how everything in the world around us works together. Whether it be music, physics, psychology, communication, religion, everything fits together and makes a chaotic but perfectly understandable world. It truly goes to show that "all things denote that there is a God" (Alma 30:44)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in an LDS family so I was taught the gospel principles all throughout when I was growing up. However, I can personally attest to the scripture Ether 12:6 "ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith". Undergoing some extremely difficult times has lead me to depend on my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ through his redeeming atonement. Just like Ether prophesied, after the trial of my faith, I was blessed with a personal witness that we all have a Father in heaven that loves us. We also have an older brother, a redeemer, who has paid the price of our imperfections on the grounds of our repentance. My testimony was established by these truths. They were made known unto me by personal revelation through the Holy Ghost. Once I gained a solid testimony that God is our loving Heavenly Father, I was then able to gain a testimony that his priesthood- his authority- was restored once again through the prophet Joseph Smith. That same priesthood, God's same authority, remains on the Earth today. We have a prophet who is in perpetual contact with our Heavenly Father, leading his church on the Earth at this very moment. The fullness of the gospel has also been restored. Through the Book of Mormon, the correct doctrines of the gospel as taught by Jesus himself were restored. I've come to know these things. I know that any child of God can come to know the same truths. As stated in Moroni 10:5 "by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things". I'm a Mormon because I have a firm testimony of this.

How I live my faith

The Lord's standard of living is quite clearly set in the scriptures. In Matt 5: 48, he says "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Unfortunately, we're all human; we all make mistakes. Thus, we are all imperfect. However, the Lord has given us a magnificent tool in order to fix our imperfections: The Atonement. Because of the atonement, we can repent of our sins and become perfect. However, being absolutely perfect is harder than it may seem. Being perfect includes a wholehearted devotion to live the gospel. Even after we try our very best, we'll still make mistakes. For this reason, repentance is a part of the way I live my life. My bishop once said to me "Don't plan on sinning, but do plan on repenting". Through the consistent application of the atonement, we can become perfect. It is my never-ending goal to become perfect and frankly, sometimes it's really hard. But through Christ's atonement, perfection is perfectly possible.