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Hi I'm Nicole

I'm a college student majoring in English. I'm a girl who loves playing tennis with her family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love reading, writing, watching movies, and dancing. I especially love dancing. I try to take a beginning dance class every semester because I enjoy them and because a stress-free class is good for the soul.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the way its beliefs inspire me to be a better person. Being a Mormon encourages me to constantly improve myself and achieve goals. I love how strongly we believe that God loves everyone and that He cares about us and our lives. I believe that I can pray to God and He will listen and answer and help me. I have been a Mormon my entire life and was taught its beliefs by my parents, but I also had to discover for myself that it was the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I've felt the Spirit of God testify that the Church is true. I love the beliefs of the Church--eternal families, God's love, the guidance of scripture, and so much more--and I am grateful for the happiness it brings to me.  

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by volunteering in various positions in my church. One position I especially love fulfilling is that of a "visiting teacher." In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, all adult women are assigned to visit other women in the Church once a month and share a spiritual message with them. One of the most important parts of visiting teaching besides the spiritual message, however, is visiting with the women you visit and getting to know them. I love it. One time, I was having a down day, but meeting with my visiting teacher and just talking with her and talking about the beliefs of the Church helped me feel better. I left feeling happier. Being a visiting teacher is one of the ways I try to love and serve those around me. 

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Nicole
 We believe in using the same religious organization that Jesus Christ set up when he was on the earth. Jesus Christ had twelve apostles in his time, and so we need them in our time as well. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Nicole
The Bible is a record of God's love and interactions with His children. The Old Testament tells us about God's promises and blessings for Abraham's seed and all who keep His commandments and follow Him. The New Testament testifies of the Savior Jesus Christ and shows us the blessings humanity received from His life and sacrifice. God has loved and blessed His children from the beginning, and reading about His love helps us recognize how much He loves us now. Also, reading about God in the Bible helps us come to know Him and His commandments. John 17: 3 reads, "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." I recently took a class studying the New Testament, and I grew closer to the Savior and God because of it. Show more Show less