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Hi I'm Nic Rasmussen

I'm a dreamer, a writer, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I’m a man who’s living the dream: The real dream. The one where you constantly find yourself in a new setting and you’re not sure how you got there and everything only vainly seems to make any sense. This is the dream that we all live, and I’m just a man trying to make sense of it like everyone else. I would say the dream has been a good one. I was born in Arizona, but raised in Idaho. My high school was across the street from a dairy farm, and I remember being told to “face the cows” when I practiced marching with the marching band in the parking lot whenever we needed to face east. The scene took a dramatic change when I served a 2-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Puebla, Mexico, when I had to adjust to a whole new culture and learn how to speak Spanish. Then I was abruptly thrown back into the United States in Ice-berg, (excuse me, I meant Rexburg), Idaho where I am currently studying English. I feel God has always placed good people in my life who have helped me through my struggles in life, and to be a better person. One of those people would be my wife, who I met at Brigham University-Idaho where I am currently studying English. It is people like her who make my life the kind of dream that I don’t want to wake up from. Thank goodness it’s real life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because the doctrine that is taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has me convinced that as good as "living the dream" might be on earth, it will not be nearly as good as what's coming. I am taught that after this life I will be with my sweetheart for time and all eternity. I desire that more than anything. I'm a Mormon because I believe that as I strive to do all that I can do, that Christ will help me to reach for and obtain eternity with my beloved spouse, and that we will all be together in eternal bliss and happiness forever. I believe this opportunity will be presented to everyone whether it be in this life or the next. I'm just happy to know the truth on earth today, and hope to be able to share it to those willing to receive it.

How I live my faith

As confusing as life can be sometimes, I feel God has provided us some maps to help us figure everything out. The gospel of Jesus Christ, which we both teach and follow in the Mormon church (or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) is one of those maps. The gospel has always helped me to have more of an idea of who i am, where I come from, and where I am going. I learn more about the gospel not only as I continue to go to church each Sunday, but also as I apply the principles of the gospel in my daily routine. The gospel helps me strive to be a little better, and as I struggle through my weaknesses it helps me to know that I'm not alone, and that no matter how many times I fail I can always try again. I try to apply the principle of the pure love of Christ in my life as I try to both love myself and all those around me as I recognize all of our attempts to reach redemption, no matter what shape or form that redemption is.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Nic Rasmussen
God created the universe. He is all-knowing, and has limitless power. He does not need our money, but we need his blessings, and that is why we pay our tithing. It´s a matter of faith. We know the church is true, and we know that we will be blessed for paying 10% of our income, whether it be 10 pesos, 100 dollars or 1000 euros. The blessing do come, and many can testify of it. Show more Show less