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Hi I'm Nicole King S.

I'm a Mormon and happy to talk with anyone about Mormon beliefs.

About Me

I was raised in Arizona and Nevada. Graduated with my B.A. and served a mission in Chile. I am married with 2 kids who are my full time employers. I feel very blessed to be able to raise my kids without fear of what the changing world will bring in the future. The world is unstable, but the principles and truths found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ are constant. They never change, and I am anxious to continuously learn as much as I can from the many sources God gives us to teach us how to return to live with Him (scriptures, prophets, church, prayer, temple, etc). These are the things that bring me joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because God is real. He desires us to return to live with Him in Heaven. This life has an end and I wish to learn and do all I can to make sure that once I stand before my Maker in Judgment day, I will have done all that He has required to enter into His Holy Place. We did not come here on accident or without a purpose. We lived before we came to this Earth and we will live again after we die. However, exactly where we will live after we die, is up to us, NOT God. He has given us countless examples and witnesses of His divine love for us and desire for our return, however, He cannot force us to be good. That is our choice. If we choose to listen to the Prophets and do all they say, then will we be rewarded with the promised blessings of a place in Heaven. It would not be fair or just to reward those who traveled through this life with careless abandon and no desire to follow God's commands the same place in Heaven as those who made constant efforts to do good, to live God's commands and follow Christ's example. I am a Mormon because I believe God has a plan. That plan is given to His Prophets...in times of old as in modern times. God called Adam, Noah, Abraham and Moses. He sent His own Son, Jesus Christ. And He has not stopped loving or caring for us once His Son returned to live with Him in Heaven. He has continued to call Prophets, with the same authority and power as given to those who used to carry a cane and wear a tunic...He speaks and directs the current Prophet today. His name is Thomas S. Monson and just as those who followed Noah and got in the boat and were saved temporally, all those who listen to Prophet Monson have the same promise and will be saved spiritually. I know this is true because I have asked God in prayer if He calls Prophets today and my prayer was answered.

How I live my faith

I attend Church every Sunday with the neighbors in my area. I teach the young children ages 3-11. I love the children. In the scriptures, we read of Jesus taking special time to be with the young children. He loves them and has not stopped caring for them. I am grateful to help these children understand God's love for them. I am also currently organizing a team of teachers to give youth (ages 14-17) classes on the Message of the Restoration and the Atonement in preparation for their teaching appointments during a yearly Youth Conference. We hope that as the youth learn about God's method of calling prophets, delivering his Gospel and blessing us with scriptures, they will strengthen their faith and resolve to stand up for what is right and good in this world instead of succumb to the many temptations and lies that they encounter daily.

What is the Church's position on abortion?

Nicole King S.
The Church believes that every child is a gift. If a woman is not able to care for a child, the Church has set up a wonderful and effective program to help mothers find adoptive parents for their child. The website is: https://itsaboutlove.org My sister and her husband are unable to have children. She was utterly devastated when she found out that she could not carry a child of her own...one that would have her eyes or her husbands nose. She still has a strong desire to be a mother. Through adoption, her biggest dream will come true. Women who find themselves pregnant but do not wish to keep the baby, have the chance to bless the life of my sister and many others who cannot, but want a baby to hold, cuddle, raise and be together forever with. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Nicole King S.
Faith in Jesus Christ means that I believe that He lives. I believe that He continues to watch over and help us reach our full potential of good. Faith means that because Jesus lives, His teachings are also true. One of His teachings are found in Luke 17:3-4 saying, "Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him." I am grateful for DAILY scripture reading because DAILY I need little reminders such as this to help me forgive those I love for the repeated mistakes that seem to occur...somedays more than others. In the very next verse, the apostles ask Jesus to "Increase our faith". After a few parables and examples, the Lord says near the end of the chapter, "Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it." My faith in Jesus Christ encourages me to forget myself and loose myself in the service of my fellow man, my husband, neighbor, children. When I am thinking of others and doing good to them, then it is that I 'find' or 'preserve' my life. In loosing myself in the service of others I preserve myself, or in other words, I am more whole and happier with who I am. The opposite is true, in 'saving' myself, or focusing on myself, I am unhappy. If all I care about is me, I will never know the warm feeling that comes when fixing a warm dinner for a sick neighbor or a happy smile that comes when calling a family member to tell them that I love them. When I loose myself, there is so much more to be found. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Nicole King S.
In Mark 10:9 it reads, "What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." When Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, God joined them together. He is not a God of short term projects. What God does, He makes it to last. Again, he cannot force us, but if we desire to live forever with our spouse and are willing to keep our bodies, minds and spirits clean from sin and harmful substances, then we are granted one of the greatest gifts we can receive on this earth-a celestial marriage. These celestial marriages are performed in special, sacred buildings called Temples. There are currently 132 Temples around the world. A marriage must be performed in one of these Temples to last beyond the grave because it is done under the proper authority. My husband and I were married in the Las Vegas Temple. It was a wonderful ceremony with our friends and family gathered. We were given some great counsel on how to have a happy marriage. We were then married and began our lives together. The Temple marriage alone does not guarantee happiness in this life nor the chance to live together as husband and wife in the life after this. My husband has been an excellent example of putting me in front of himself. I, too, try to make sure that his happiness goes before my own. We both read our scriptures daily, and then try to follow the counsel given in the Prophets' words. Today I read in the scriptures of a missionary who went to a foreign land to teach the Gospel to a people who have not heard it. At first it was difficult for the people to believe that he truly cared about them. But through the missionary's service, the people believed that he truly cared and listened to his message and were converted to the Lord's church. After reading this scripture account, I had a desire to make sure that I do not just tell my husband or my children that I love them, but do all I can in service so that when I do open my mouth and give them a message, they will believe it because they have seen my love through my actions. Mormons believe that man and woman will live together in Heaven if they are married in the Temple under proper authority and then continue to live righteously, following all of God's commands. It is not a hard task that God asks, for He gives us much help and the reward is far greater than any effort I have ever given. Show more Show less