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Hi I'm Jeremy Nicholas

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jeremy and I was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Va. I've been married for almost two years and we are expecting a baby girl shortly. I'm a US Marine and go to school to study behavioral science. I love music, reading, writing, and helping people with anything.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have been a member all of my life. I didn't gain a testimony of my own until I was 18 years old. After making many choices that caused me to feel guilt and shame, I began to look for a way to lift the heavy weight off of my shoulders. One night while I was alone wondering how I was going to lift this burden, a thought came to me that I should read the Book of Mormon. The Spirit of the Lord was so as I began to read from the book on my own for the very first time that I immediately felt the desire to change bad habits that had weighed me down for so long. I had the desire to repent and knew that as I did so I would have the guilt and shame wiped away. This happened and my life has changed since. I know that the Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets of God on the American continent and I know that the words contained in it are of Jesus Christ for guidance of God's children in these days. Jesus Christ lives.

How I live my faith

I attend church regularly, except when I have training exercises with the Marines. In my congregation, I help visit families to find out how they're doing or if there's anything they need. I help teach them principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ to help strengthen them.

What is the First Vision?

Jeremy Nicholas
The First Vision is an experience had by a boy named Joseph Smith. Joseph was struggling to know which church he should join with in 1820. There were many churches and all were teaching similar things but many different things as well. Joseph really wanted to join one of them but was confused as to which one to join. After reading the Bible and thinking about what to do, he decided that he would pray and ask God which church was His so that he may associate himself with it. He went to a grove of trees in Palmyra, New York and knelt down in prayer to God. After finishing his prayer God and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith in a vision and informed Joseph that none of the churches at that time were God's church. This is the First Vision. Show more Show less