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Hi I'm Nicole

I am a wife, a mother, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am happily married to a wonderful husband and have 3 fantastic children - 2 boys (ages 14 & 10) and a girl (age 6). I am a stay at home mom and know that it is the best decision I could have ever made for our family. I love to be outside doing anything, you name it: walking, hiking, biking, rollerblading, swimming, talking, watching the sun set, or star gazing. I have been sky diving, scuba diving, and white water rafting. I love to travel and experience different places and cultures when I get the chance. I am also interested in architecture and interior design, and I am currently trying to learn more about photography and graphic design.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into a family that are members of the church, so I grew up being a part of and knowing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Although, I don’t think I fully understood the opportunity I had been blessed with until late in my teenage years. I never completely stopped going to church and never doubted that the Church was true, but there was some time during my teenage years that I was not fully involved in or committed to the gospel. After a while though, I began to realize that I was not as happy as I used to be and I felt that something in my life was missing. As I began to think about what I had been taught while growing up, I realized that I was missing out on the happiness and blessings that come from being fully engaged in the gospel of Jesus Christ. After this realization, I began to bring my actions and activities back inline with the standards and values of the church. I also made scripture study, prayer, and church activity more of a priority in my life. I have read the Book of Mormon multiple times and have prayed to know if it is true. I have also prayed to know if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church on the earth today. I have received a sure knowledge and testimony for myself, through the Holy Ghost, that they are true. Because I was taught. Because I have studied, learned, and prayed. Because I have gained a sure knowledge and testimony for myself that this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ. Because I have witnessed and still witness, through various experiences, the happiness and blessings that come from being a part of the gospel. Because of this, I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday through my actions and activities. Each day I try to make a special effort to make time for personal scripture study and prayer, as well as for family scripture study and prayer. I try to uphold my standards in the way I speak, dress, present myself, and in the types of activities I choose to participate in. I also try to find small ways to serve when I can. Wether it be serving my own children & family, a neighbor or friend who needs a smile, a kind word, a meal, or help moving, or at times I may be helping at the kids school, a food bank, or doing other community service. I am currently serving in our Ward Young Women's* program as a Laurel Advisor. Each Sunday I get the privilege of teaching and discussing with the girls in my class about our Savior Jesus Christ, the Plan of Salvation, and various gospel principles, values, and standards. I also meet with them each Tuesday night for a fun activity, in many of which, gospel principles, values, and standards are taught, emphasized, or practiced. On Tuesdays we also teach various practical or technical skills such as: career & educational planning, budgeting & finance, cooking, organizing, sewing, dating, first aid, and much more. *The Young Women's program is for girls ages 12-18, there are three classes which are broken down by age: the Beehives age 12-13, the Mia Maids age 14-15, the Laurels ages 16-18.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Nicole
How do you know if an egg is really an egg? You don’t pick up and look at a lemon, you pick up and look at an egg. You then can look at and study its features, you can feel it, you can crack it open and see what is inside, and you can taste it - then you will know for yourself if it is really an egg. In a similar fashion, you can know for yourself if mormonism is true. If you will look at the official Church websites, such as this one, you will receive true and accurate information regarding who we are and what we believe. As you further study the features of mormonism and have questions you would like to have answered, you may want to chat with church missionaries through this website or have missionaries that are assigned to your area meet with you in your home or other preferred location. Once you have a feeling for what mormonism is, or at anytime, you can receive a free copy of the Book of Mormon, then crack it open and see what is inside. See how you feel as you read and study it - ask yourself, does it taste bitter or is it sweet? Once you have tasted the Book of Mormon, you can, just as each of us has done, ask our Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, or in other words pray and ask to know if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Book of Mormon are true or not. "...And if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." (Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:5) Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Nicole
The Book of Mormon, like the Bible, is Holy Scripture. This historical record was preserved by the hand of the Lord to come forth in this dispensation of time. It is an account of some of the ancient inhabitants of the Americas, written by the prophets of that time. It tells of their journeyings from Jerusalem to the Americas, their histories, their genealogies, their prophets and church leaders, their government and military leaders, their wars and contentions, and their times of peace. Most importantly, the Book of Mormon is an account of God’s dealings with this people. In this record are the prophesies that were given to this people regarding the birth and death of the Savior Jesus Christ, as well as an account of Christ's ministry in the Americas after His resurrection. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and contains the fulness of His gospel. Show more Show less