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Hi I'm Nick

I live in Montana with my lovely wife and baby girl. I'm a full-time firefighter and EMT. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I grew up together in a small town in Wyoming, and have been best friends since we were in 8th grade. We got married in the Billings, Montana Temple soon after I returned from serving a 2 year mission in the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission. After we were married we moved to Las Vegas and we both worked and went to school. I was a Valet Attendant at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino for 3 years to pay for school. My wife studied Interior design while I studied Fire Science and EMS. We moved to Montana to be closer to our families. I soon after got hired as a Fulltime Firefighter/EMT-I85. My wife and I just recently became a mother and father! Our little girl is finally here and we couldn't be more excited. Life is good!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I've come to know that it's true. I was born and raised as a Mormon in a little Mormon town in Wyoming. I have amazing parents who raised me well and taught me about Christ, His life, teachings, and Gospel. When I got into high school, going to church was just part of my weekly routine. It seemed like I was just going through the motions. My main focus and priority was playing sports. I had plans to play football in North Dakota after high school. During my senior year, my dad, who was my football coach my whole life, got sent to Iraq with the Army National Gaurd. It was tough not having him there on the sidelines. A few games into the season I blew out my knee and it seemed like all my future plans got blown with it. My bad knee, along with my Dad being gone really made me do some thinking and pondering about my family, my future, and choices I was making that I wouldn't be proud of if my parents knew about them. I started praying more sincerely and actually studying the scriptures trying to understand them and apply them to my life. While I was studying The Book of Mormon, I came across a scripture that, once I read it, the feelings of peace, love, and joy filled my heart. I knew that it was true, and I knew I could be forgiven of my sins. That night started a chain reaction of events that led me to prepare to serve a 2 year mission for the church where I was able to share my beliefs and testimony with people from all over the world and witness miracles happen every day. I know that God lives and loves us. He knows each of us by name. I know that His Son, Jesus Christ lives and suffered for each of our mistakes, sicknesses, loneliness, and weaknesses, so that He may be able to lift us up when we are low. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet as true and as honest as Moses, Noah, and Abraham. I know we have a living prophet on the earth today. I know the Book of Mormon and the Bible is the word of God. I know I can be with my family forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best husband and father that I can be. I prioritize my time by always putting God first, and allowing Him to let me know who, where, and when I need to focus my attention. I love my wife and baby girl with my whole heart and try to do all I can to make them happy and feel loved. When I'm at the fire station, I try to watch my thoughts, words, and actions and be a good example. I'm the only Mormon on the department, and everyone knows it, so it makes it easy to be open and talk about it. I love my brothers on the fire department just as much as I love my brothers in the church. I love having a job where I get to help people everyday and comfort them when they need comforted most. I'm the Ward Mission Leader in our local church. A Ward Mission Leader is kind of a partner to the missionaries, the 19-year-olds, who ride around town on their bikes in white shirts, ties, and black name tags. It's another job that I love where I get to help people. I get to have the missionaries in my home, sometimes 2 or 3 times a week. It is a great blessing. The missionaries carry a special Spirit with them that is almost palpable. I can truly tell a difference when they're around an when they aren't. They are special young men and women who share a special message. Another way I live my faith is through daily scripture study and prayer, by myself and with my family. It really draws us closer to our Heavenly Father as a family and gives us a common goal. I try to live my faith and hope that I can continue to try a little harder to be a little better every day.