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Hi I'm Nubia W.

I'm a fun-loving Georgian, a full-time employee, recent college graduate, and a hope-to-be mom. Ü I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in the great peach state. I grew up as an Army brat. Although I was raised in a two-denominational household, I was always loved and taught the Gospel. Primary was always my favorite! I have had my hard and bumpy roads in life, but with the help of my family, amazing friends and pure love of Christ in my life, I found the true joy and happiness in the things that I was raised knowing. I love to travel and love the mountains. I enjoy taking pictures of my adventures and sharing them with the people in my life. I recently received a BS in Psychology and work for a movie retail company. I recently became a volunteer worker in our temple and I couldn't be more excited!! I also teach our Relief Society lesson (women's class) once a month and it has been such an enriching experience. I am working on my third year of marriage to the person that I want to spend forever with. We were sealed for time and all eternity in the Atlanta temple. We have two furry four-legged children that we consider our kids. I am so excited to spend the rest of my life and build an eternal family with him. We share so many adventures and are working on our next adventure: kids!!

Why I am a Mormon

My mother raised me in the church but my birth-dad is not a member. It has been a tough road, but I can always say for a fact that I have always felt Heavenly Father's love for me. When the time came that I had to get on my knees for guidance, I have never been let down. I have had some tough times following, but I feel my true conversion came August 2009. I had hit my lowest point in my life, but it was as if something inside me just knew that if I changed my ways, I would find true happiness. I jumped into church feet first and after a couple months, I was assigned to teach 5 and 6 year olds in Primary. I knew that it was Heavenly Father's way of telling me that I needed to learn just as much as I needed to teach. I knew that with faith in Him, all my prayers and needs would be answered. To me, being with my family forever makes sense to me. I love the idea of an eternal family. I can not imagine being without my family now, let alone in the last days. Because my birth-dad was not a member, I was not sealed to my parents and that was very hard for me as a teenager. Knowing that if something happened, I would not be with my mother in the afterlife. But because of this amazing Gospel and the desire that my mom and dad (step-dad) had to be eternally bound, I was sealed to them just before I was sealed to my husband. After I got back on the road that I needed to be, I knew the most important thing that I was looking for was a worthy, amazing man to take me to the temple. I now know that my family will be with me in the next life.

How I live my faith

Striving to live a Christ-like life is tough to do in a day and age where it's not necessarily the "cool" thing to do. While I do not stand on a soap box and preach my faith to those around me, I do strive to be more meek and mild and carrying that Spirit that people who are searching may recognize. I attend church for three hours (yes, I said THREE) every Sunday to get the most out of what people around me are inspired to teach. I listen to the words of our latter day prophets and apostles for more guidance on how to keep my life in order. My husband and I strive to visit the temple at least once a month to do work for those that have passed on and cannot do it for themselves. I volunteer at our temple once a week so I can feel closer to my Heavenly Father and help those around me do the same. I also enjoy being around people of the same faith as it helps me to remember who I am and helps to keep me on the right path. I stay close to family for I've learned that a family bond is one of the most important things to have in life. I try to show those around me that I'm not any different on the outside, but on the inside I have that light and fire that radiates.

What is being a Mormon like?

Nubia W.
Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is just like being any ordinary person, except we choose to live our lives in a way that reflect what we believe. We make choices based on what we have learned and what we are guided. Instead of going out with friends to a bar on a weekend, we might get friends together in our home to watch a movie and play games. We live our lives with respect for ourselves and for our Heavenly Father. We also do what we can to minister and help those around us. By providing service to others, we are also drawing neared to God. As it says in Matthew 25:45, "Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the aleast of these, ye did it not to me." Show more Show less

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

Nubia W.
Mormons believe in the law of tithe as established in the Bible. We are asked to pay 10% of our income to help establish our church by ways of building construction and maintenance, printing and circulating church teachings, growing the missionary field, and various other needs throughout the church. It is a privilege and to me a way for us to remember that through Christ's church, we are given what we need. By faithfully paying a full tithe, we will be granted blessings, small and large. As written in Malachi 3:8-10: Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. It is my personal testimony that paying an honest tithe can truly bring miracles into your life. This does not mean that by paying tithe you will always have money. It just means that with the humility and love that comes from this offering, Heavenly Father will help ease your burdens and bless your life in ways you never thought possible. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Nubia W.
"The Relief Society is the oldest and largest women's organization in the world. Relief Society was established in 1842 for women 18 years of age and older." It is an amazing organization established to support our leaders, our families, our friends and each other. The Relief Society organizes so many helpful services to those in need of anything: clothing, food, or just a shoulder. When women get together for a common goal, they can move mountains and organizing the Relief Society does just that! Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Nubia W.
Of course not! We are open to helping any and every one that needs assistance. Humanitarian efforts are provided to those that have been effected by disasters all over the world. I have had the absolute pleasure of helping flood victims in Austell, GA in 2009 and tornado victims in Tuscaloosa, AL 2011. These are both instances where my family and I gave up our day(s) to help those who have been hit with remarkable loss with absolutely no monetary incentive. Just the feeling that we went home with knowing that may have eased someone's burdens just a little. There were times when the work was exhausting and grueling, but they are two experiences that I will hold with me forever. The best moments were when families came out to thank us for the burden that we had lifted from their shoulders. I have never left a service effort with a dry eye. And if members are physically unable to volunteer their services, we have a Humanitarian aid set up that members can donate to. Show more Show less