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Hi I'm Nichole

I grew up mostly in New jersey. I love random things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently 23 years old. I was born in Michigan, moved to New Jersey when I was 12, and then decided to go to college in Idaho. I was blessed to be raised by amazing parents who encouraged me to develop many talents and taught me the importance of hard work. My Life has not always been the easiest, but I've learned how to have a better attitude while facing challenges. I love doing a variety of different things. In short, I love learning. Music is one of my biggest passions in life. I like singing and I also play the piano, flute, and bagpipes. Other things I enjoy doing include outdoor activities, reading, pulling harmless pranks, and art. While growing up I thought I was going to become a famous artist, but later found out that the Lord had different plans for me. I ended up changing my major to special education. Before, I never wanted to be a teacher and never imagined in my life that I would end up doing anything related to teaching, but I've come to learn that teaching is very rewarding. Working with special needs children and their families has been one of my biggest sources of happiness in my life so far.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to have been raised in a Mormon family. From a young age they taught me how to develop my own faith and testimony that God is our Loving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. As a result I don't ever recall a time when I haven't believed that God existed or that this was His true church. I felt God's love in my life from a young age and always felt good about the things that I was taught in church and my prayers only reconfirmed by I already believed. However, I came to a point in life where I had to decide whether or not I was going to keep living according to how I believed. When I was 11 year old, I had many anti-Mormon friends. They couldn't understand why I believed that he saw God, that he translated the Book of Mormon, or that he re-established God's church. They often ridiculed me and my beliefs. I would love to say that I stood strong but it didn't work out that way. One day I got tired of it and in an attempt to get them to stop I told them that I wasn't sure if Joseph Smith was a prophet. It's hard to describe how I felt as soon as I said that. I felt life I had not just betrayed myself, but worse, I felt like I had betrayed God. I knew at that moment that I knew Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God and from that day on I made a promise that I was never going to deny what I knew again. 11 years old may sound young, but that was when I gained my testimony and I've worked hard to live how I believe since then.

How I live my faith

I have lived my faith in many ways in both the community and within the Church. I love serving, it's another thing that brings a lot of joy in my life. In the community I've helps run school carnivals, help with humanity service projects, special Olympics, helping others clean their houses, fix their yards, and clean the community. Within my church I have been able to help teach young children ages 18 mo - 3 yr. When I was younger I had the chance to help a girl with downs Syndrome during church meetings. I've also had the chance to be able to organize service efforts to help people in the church and outside of the church and I've recently returned from serving a mission for my church in Taiwan.