My Eulogy!

NateBodyBeastTraderJoes“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”  – Matthew 5:16

My Eulogy was a “Men of Honor” writing assignment through my church that I want to share with you. This is what I want to be remembered for and it’s how I’m going to live my life from this day forward!

Nathan Trenteseaux used his passion and God-given gifts, talents and abilities for fitness, nutrition and health to change the bodies and lives of thousands of people while touching millions more in the process. He made it his purpose and mission in life to help others achieve a healthier lifestyle through exercise and nutrition. He worked with clients hands on and through online coaching to change one life at a time to help “End the Trend” of obesity.

NateCCA1Trenteseaux’s enthusiasm was infectious and changed the lives of those around him. His passion, positive attitude, and way of living through Christ was contagious to others and is one reason he had many friends who were infected with his passion. Through his enthusiasm and passion, he recruited others to help him reach more people through fitness and nutrition.

Trenteseaux was led by God to help lead others to a better life through exercise and nutrition and also with his Renegade Leadership & Mentorship coaching program. He knew God created him to lead others in a quest to reach as many people as possible in order to honor and glorify God. His mission statement in life was based on 1 Corinthians 6:19-20:

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price! Therefore, glorify God in your body.”

Costa Rica Mission Trip in June 2009 where I met Maria who forever changed my life!

Costa Rica Mission Trip in June 2009 where I met Maria who forever changed my life!

Trenteseaux also changed lives through missions work locally, domestically and internationally. He used the profits from his fitness coaching and consulting business to do missions work throughout the year traveling to various countries and cities to spread the love of God to others.

Trenteseaux’s passion to “love God, love people and serve others” was evident in all that he did whether it was helping people change their bodies through fitness and nutrition, or through missions work to help others and also show other men what a true masculine Godly man looks like and how he is supposed to be as a leader, husband, father, brother and role model.

Trenteseaux prayed that God would one day bring him the woman of his dreams and a family of his own. God answered that prayer in ways he never imagined providing him a beautiful Christian woman and two wonderful daughters. He loved his wife and children with every ounce of his being. He traveled with his family preaching fitness, nutrition, health and changing the lives of others through their devoted life in Christ and missions work. Trenteseaux’s love for his wife and children exceeded his love and passion for fitness and health and served as a role model for many other husbands, wives and families.

Trenteseaux was bold in his walk with Christ. He was a Christian “Warrior” and relied on God’s strength to help him accomplish God’s work in many different ways. He was eager to tell everyone of what Jesus Christ had done for him and how he was blessed more than he deserved for being able to do what he loved every day of his life.

NateChestTattooHis faith and trust in God was apparent in all areas of his life. His non-traditional approach to Christianity as a “wild, fiery, adventurous, masculine warrior” for Christ, made him a “Renegade” to many yet it was a refreshing and exciting way for him to reach others and show them who God truly is and what He wants from our lives and how He has created us to fulfill our purpose in life.

Trenteseaux was a long-time member of Christ Central Alachua (CCA) where he volunteered in various capacities within the church. He was a graduate of the “Men of Honor” program that helped shape him into the man God wanted him to be through honesty, integrity and character. Trenteseaux took what God taught him through that program and used it as the foundation for his fitness coaching and consulting business and the way he lived the rest of his life with his wife, children, grandchildren, friends, coaching clients and business partners.

Although Trenteseaux received various awards and recognition for his works, he never cared for them. He preferred to give thanks to God and was often found helping someone else rather than attending a ceremony to honor him. He always praised and thanked God for all that he did in his life and reminded others that “God does extraordinary things through ordinary people.” It is through his boldness and love of God, family, friends and fitness that he impacted the lives of many.

– Nate