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Hi I'm Nicole Messick

I'm a Special Education teacher. I'm an advocate for people with disabilities. I'm a feminist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello, my name is Nicole Messick. I was raised in the church, but never really understood the church until I was 19 years old. I recently graduated with a service credential and Masters of Education from UCSb and am currently a Special Education teacher in Santa Barbara. I love to sew and make things with my hands. I grew up in a home where my father made most of our furniture, so I always feel like if I can't find something I like, I should just make it. I met my husband at a friend's house, and we were engaged and married less than a year from meeting. It sounds crazy, but if you knew him, you would know why I had to snatch him up while I could. We were sealed in the Newport Beach Temple on December 12, 2009 and I could not be happier.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because our religion is so full of hope. When I had fallen away from the Church, I searched for anything to fill the void that the happiness of the gospel had brought me before. There is nothing on this planet that can make you as happy as knowing that you are a child of a kind God who knows you specifically and wants to make you better. I am a Mormon because as just Nicole, I am a selfish human looking out for my needs. But when the gospel is added to any person, their talents become heightened and their weaknesses are strengthened. It as happened to me, and I know it can happen to anyone.

How I live my faith

I seek each day to bring happiness to others, in any way that I can. I pray every day. I read my scriptures when I remember. I serve children every day, and I try to make their lives better. I smile at everyone who passes by, trying to make their day a bit better. I just try to be the best me, no matter how flawed that may be.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Nicole Messick
It is different for every person, and that is why it is so amazing. One should pray fervently, seek talks from our General Authorities and the Twelve Apostles, and read the scriptures in faith. If you are truly humbled and want to know of the truthfulness of this gospel, the Lord will tell you- and it does not need to be an angel descending from heaven, the feeling of the spirit can be felt as a burning in the bosom, a sense of peace and calm, or a message to heart and soul reassuring you that you have found the true gospel of Jesus Christ. God does not withhold knowledge from us out of spite; if we knock, he will answer. We need only knock. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Nicole Messick
No way! Mormons believe-just as Christ said- in loving one another. Nowhere in that statement does it mention loving a specific kind of person. Mormons help Mormons- but we also help Jews, Muslims, Catholics, Christians, Agnostics, Atheists, and everything in between. We are not here to judge other people- we are here to help and serve every person to our utmost ability. Show more Show less