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Hi I'm Nicole

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of 5, a dance teacher and choreographer. As a family we spend most of our time at the ballpark or at rehearsal. I love music, dance, theater, football, baseball, scrapbooking, and the beach.

Why I am a Mormon

My family have been members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for generations. I was raised in this faith. That being said, from the time I was young, I have spent a lot of time studying other religions and visiting churches of many faiths throughout the world. I have learned many great things from the people I have met at these other churches. There are people of great faith, Christlike people, who have shared their love of the Lord with me. My closest friends belong to a number of different religions. I remain a faithful Mormon because this is the only religion I have found that explains my questions. It is the only church that is organized like Jesus taught in the New Testament. It is also the place that I feel the Holy Spirit the strongest. The Spirit has touched my heart and testified to me that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church and that it is the only church with the complete gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I pray everyday and attend meetings on Sundays. I have served others in our church working with youth groups, teaching Sunday School, as the choir director and even teaching music to the young children. We are all asked to serve one another and our assignment changes from time to time. Some assignments are easier than others for me, but I have always tried to do my best and have been blessed with many friends and spiritual experiences as I serve. As a family, we read scriptures together each night. Sometimes we read a lot and sometimes it is just a few verses, but we always try to stop and talk about how the scriptures we read relate to our lives and to our family. Reading the scriptures together, followed by family prayer each night, has brought us closer as a family and has strengthened our relationships with God.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

We believe that in order to return to live with God you must be baptized. It would not be fair to the millions of people who have lived on the Earth and never had a chance to even hear about Christ, let alone be baptized, if they were excluded from living with God. In temples we stand in place of those who have died without this opportunity and are baptized on their behalf. That person then has the choice to accept or not accept the baptism. The choice is theirs. I love this opportunity to do something for someone that they cannot do for themselves. It is another evidence to me of how much God loves us and that he is perfectly fair. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

The Mormon Church does not endorse political parties. We are encouraged every year to prayerfully consider the candidates and the issues on the ballot. We are also encouraged to learn as much as we can about the people running and the issues so that we can make informed and intelligent decisions based on what we feel will be best for our country, state and/or city. No political party or candidate is ever endorsed by the Church as a whole. Individually you are of course free to support whomever you feel is a good candidate. Show more Show less