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Hi I'm Nicole

I have a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife & Range Management, pursue a life in agriculture and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 26 years old and received my bachelor's degree in wildlife and range management in April 2011 at Brigham Young University. Since then, I have worked on a ranch in southeastern Oregon, Wyoming just south of Boulder, and currently work for a lady who has a private ranch. I grew up in Bakersfield,California and within the last 6 years have moved to Virginia, Tennessee, Utah, Oregon and Wyoming- and now back to Bakersfield for the moment. I'm a convert to the mormon church and I very much know how it is like to live outside the church as well as how its like to be an active member. I am the only member in my family and therefore am involved because I choose to and strongly believe in it. I'm not very close to my family and that is how I've been able to move around so much. It can get lonesome not being able to talk about the church to them or have them as support in my life in general. But I'm pretty independent and strong willed because of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the LDS church when I was 16 in 2002. Prior to this, I had a best friend since 7th grade named Lindsey, who was my 'mormon' friend. For years I attended her church because I always spent the night on saturdays. I was also always with her outside of school and went to various other church activities with her. I was at one of these activities in which the Spirit testified to me, very strongly that the church- the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true and that it was so important that I join. As I have continued to live the gospel, more and more my testimony of it's truthfulness has deepened.I want to say that this experience alone hasn't given me the testimony I have today. That experience alone wasn't strong enough to keep me rooted firmly in the gospel. I actually stopped going to church for a time but not because I doubted.I knew it was true but didn't want to live it at the time. It is hard to completely change your life around, its a process that takes time. But when I became active once again, I was determined to attend church every sunday, read my scriptures and pray every day, and be involved with other church activities. I began to really LIVE the gospel and that is how I truly gained my testimony and was firmly converted to this wonderful gospel. I know I wouldn't be as happy as I am today without the gospel I enjoy in my life. It has strengthened me through the winds of life that try to knock you down.

How I live my faith

Since I have joined the church, I have grown in so many ways. I used to be afraid of public speaking, but have received many opportunities in teaching the gospel at church and love it! I presently teach Sunday School :) I have learned (and am still learning) to look outside of myself and my own wants and be more conscious of others' needs. Every month myself and another sister visit with assigned sisters in our ward. We visit with them, share a gospel message and make sure all of their needs are taken care of. We make sure their needs are met such as whether they have a place to go for Christmas or need help moving or are sick. This way, everyone is taken care of and not overlooked. And of course stopping by with treats is always welcomed by them :)

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

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