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Hi I'm Nick Rayl

Family, Fishing and Camping are important in my life and I am a Mormon.

About Me

 At 50 I am graduating from college with a teaching credential. I have three children, and family is the most important part of my life. We have chickens, dogs, cats, beehives and Kids as a part of our family. Life is very hectic as you know from your own experience. My family keeps me grounded and helps me to work through lifes setbacks. Why else would someone go back to school and work on a second career when others are retiring and living the good life?

Why I am a Mormon

 In 1976 I needed to change my life. Friends were there to introduce me to the Book of Mormon. Reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon literally changed my life for the better. I met my future wife then and after my mission to Scotland and Northern Ireland from 1979 to 1981, I knew that joining the church was the best decision I have ever made. After 30 years of marriage to my beautiful bride I know the relationships we make in this life can continue on forever. I know the church is true and so can you by taking Moroni's challenge to read the Book of Mormon for yourself. Ask God if what you read is true don't take my word for it, just as he answered my prayers, God will answer your prayers also, because he lives and he wants you to be happy.

How I live my faith

 There is more to a spiritual life than going to church on Sunday's. Devotion and study of the scriptures along with prayer create an environment of faith. I work with the Boy Scouts and the Cub Scouts when I can this enriches my life. Working with those in the church that need assistance has always been a blessing in my life. My wife and I work with people to become prepared for emergencies and disasters. This could be as simple as a 72 hour car kit, or as extravagant as working on a supply of emergency food and supplies. You could loose a job and having food reduces the stress of the situation. There is a scripture that states "...if ye are prepared ye shall not fear." My goal is to help anyone prepare for the disasters of life.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Nick Rayl
 Look at the disasters that have happened around the world for the last 20 years. Can you tell me that there won't be a natural or man made disaster that will affect your life. Imagine the peace that you would enjoy if you were prepared for the worst that could happen. How would your family fare in a disaster? Do you have a tent in case your house was destroyed, water to drink and food to eat? These and other preparations would go a long way in helping your family prepare for and survive an emergency. Life if full of hardships, preparedness not only makes life less stressful but if an earthquake, tornado, flood, or hurricane affect your life will you be ready? Doing a little every month can go a long way to helping you prepare for disaster. It does not have to cost you an arm and a leg, most of what you need is already around your home. You just need to be able to have it on hand in an emergency situation. If this is a concern for you then please contact an emergency preparedness coordinator in a local unit of the church, you will be glad you did. Show more Show less