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Hi I'm Nick

I'm a fierce friend, a fighter, a fan of big words, I love Jesus, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a missionary currently rocking the Georgia Atlanta Mission. I enjoy laughing, wrestling, unicycling, a good debate, climbing trees, reading the scriptures, and being with those I love. I'm the third of three boys, and I've got one little sister who is my favorite person ever. I would do absolutely anything for my family. I occasionally get a little inebriated with the exuberance of my own verbosity, so if I go on a pedantic rampage while talking to you I apologize. I'm a certified EMT who seems to be cursed by an epidemic of health and safety wherever I go. I proudly claim Utah as my home, and I'm very proud to be an American. But above all else, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. He is my savior, and I'm not shy about sharing it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a member of the church, but it wasn't until before I left on my mission that I started to really question if I had it in me to give up everything I loved to serve the Lord. It was the best decision I ever made. As I've served the Holy Ghost has testified to me again and again and again of the truthfulness of our message. The Book of Mormon has played a pre-eminent role in my conversion. We often call the Book of Mormon the "keystone" of our religion. That simply means that the truthfulness of our message, meaning the message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, hinges solely upon the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I've never really doubted the it, but it has been through it that I've drawn the strength I've needed to weather the trials of life. I have yet to have any question I've had not be able to be answered by it. A fire burns in my very bones when I think of how I feel about the Book of Mormon, and what it's done for me. I wouldn't be who I am if it wasn't for the Book of Mormon, and the witness that it bears of my Saviour, Jesus Christ. It helps answer questions such as: Why are we here on Earth? Where are we going after this life? How can I find peace in this life? How can I resist evil? Do infants need baptism? How can I strengthen my family? Best thing is, the answers make sense, and the Holy Ghost never hesitates to bear witness of their truth. In short, I'm a mormon, because I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving what's commonly called a "mission" for my church. I go out every day, talk to people, and invite them to follow Jesus Christ. Day in and day out I'm out sharing with everyone the message about Jesus Christ, and how through him families can be together forever. An idea which has unalterably, and profoundly, changed my life. You probably will recognize me as the guy trekking around in a white shirt and tie, with the big black name tag. The message that we share with people about our Savior has been so deeply imprinted upon my soul that nothing else compares with the fire that I feel when I'm sharing my testimony of him. Nothing brings me greater joy than to watch someone overcome whatever their struggles might be and come unto Christ. Because ultimately, it's because of Christ we have a shot at all right? He is the only way to find happiness. I've seen what he's done for me in my life, and I'd be lost without him. As I've gone around and shared this valuable message with people, I've come to feel in a much more intimate way God's love for me. He loves all of us and wants us to be happy. I know that he's got a plan for us, and that makes all the difference in the world. God is so good to us.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Nick
I love the Bible. I've lived for a little while in what's commonly called the "Bible Belt" or in parts of good ol' southern Georgia. The roots of Protestantism are very well entrenched here. This is a question that I've been asked on more than one occasion. I wholeheartedly love, revere, and draw tremendous spiritual strength from the Holy Bible. It is absolutely the word of God. Interestingly enough I gained my own personal witness of the truthfulness of the Holy Bible as I read another book of sacred scripture called The Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ, and part of the reason it is written is to bear testimony of the Holy Bible. Grab some LDS Missionaries sometime and ask them what I'm talking about if you want to see what I mean. As with all divine truth, I prayed and sought the Lord for a personal witness of the truth through the holy spirit. This was how I came to know that both of these sacred volumes of scripture are true. While I do recognize that the Holy Bible has its flaws, and it's errors, translational or otherwise, it still stands as a witness of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less