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Hi I'm Nick

I'm an artist and designer, A friend of all things good and happy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an artist and designer. I work mainly with graphic design, painting, and in the film industry creating sets and props. When I am not working on those things I enjoy social gatherings with friends and family, organic gardening, listening to music, reading to learn something, organizing, renovating old furniture, helping others with their projects and dreaming of cool products to create.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. Like all church members in that situation, there came a time I had to know the truth for myself and decide to follow it or not. This came through study and effort on my part. I read the Book of Mormon with the intent to know if it was true. After an extended period of study and prayer I came to feel and know of it's truth and made the choice to live it's teachings to the best of my abilities. Since that point I have had many trials that have tested my resolve to continue. Some have challenged me to be proactive in reaffirming my faith. I am grateful that I can have the knowledge of God's truth revealed by the Holy Ghost anytime that I need a spiritual boost as a result of hardship or trial.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to promote things that are good and happy. In my art I try to paint things that are uplifting. I beautify my surroundings in my home and yard, and help others do the same. I try to be upbeat and helpful wherever I go, especially at work and church. I find simple pleasure in treating workers in service positions with the respect that all people deserve. I had some really humble jobs when I first started working. At church I organize and keep track of data for the mens group that I meet with. Information like, who is or isn't attending. I then can arrange visits to be made by the leaders of that group so that those who are new or not attending can be welcomed, encouraged and lifted. I also visit two families in my congregation every month to see how they are doing and share a brief spiritual message with them. This comes as an assignment, I don't choose who I visit. These assignments change over time. The thing that makes this so great is that I get to know people that I wouldn't normally reach out to. It gives me a chance to see the positive things about them and learn of their situations in life. While visiting I literally feel how much God loves all of his children, and grow beyond my comfort zone.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

No. I recently stopped to help a fellow in distress on the side of the freeway. I didn't even think about asking his religion. I don't even know if he was an honest or moral person. All I know is that it is awful to be in that situation and I thought I might be able to help him. It may seem to some that we only help each other because there are built in programs in the church that allow us to know usually very quickly if one of our fellow members is in need. Therefore we are able to respond effectively. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

My very existence here. This amazing body that I have been given. The order of the universe and planets. The earth and all its diverse beauty. Relationships with others. The things that are felt inside not seen. Answered prayers. Our ability to reason, choose, and change. Witnesses of divinity through written scripture. Priesthood organization and authority. etc.... Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Here are just a few: To find happiness in proper family relationships. To learn to work with and discipline a physical body. To have our character tested... will we choose to do good things? To find joy in service to others. To work out our salvation and invite others to do the same. To use our talents to bless the lives of others. To enjoy and promote proper stewardship of the earth. I'm noticing that there are not very many selfish purposes listed here. I guess that making lots of money, going to extremes to be the most beautiful or crushing your competition through oppression has any part on this list, yet that is what the world so heavily promotes. Show more Show less