The morning of Nate’s accident he, and the rest of the students in his seminary class, were asked by Sister Moss to write down five words that defined their legacy. Nate was no stranger to core values. He had been discovering and defining his values for years. He wrote in seven different journals throughout his life. Many of his writings were thoughts on who he was, who he wanted to “be”, and the actions he needed to take to become that person. The last five words Nate wrote while in in his mortal probation were his five core values:
- Hard Working
- Member of the Church [of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints]
Nate fulfilled his mission on earth in 16 short, but inspired, years. He embodied the words he defined as his legacy. His values are our values.