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Hi I'm Nicole

I'm a Mormon. I'm a mother of five. I enjoy sign language interpreting. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a mother of five. My husband is from Nigeria. We enjoy traveling. We've driven to three of the four corners of the nation, including Alaska. My favorite trip was a mission trip to Peru my husband and I took with the local Adventist hospital. I got to use my almost-forgotten high school Spanish and blow bubbles with the kids in the villages. Before I got married, I was a sign language interpreter. Now I spend my time with my kids and husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised Mormon. Even though we weren't active all of my childhood, I always knew I was LDS. Once we started going to church when I was a teenager, I fit right in and just knew it was right. I've had many opportunities and excuses to quit living the Gospel. In fact, many in my situation have done just that. But I was never tempted. I've always known that living the standards of the Church would bring me more happiness than anything. To me, the Gospel just makes sense. No matter how much I struggle, there is something inside of me that lets me know I'm doing the right thing. I've seen how leaving the Gospel has hurt those whom I love. Now that I'm a mom, I can think of no better thing than raising my children in this Church. I see the challenges of growing up in the world today and the strength they draw from knowing the truths of the Gospel. I know that being a member of this Church has saved my life and I would be miserable without it. I'm a Mormon because I know it's true and it brings me more joy than any other thing I've found in this world.

How I live my faith

As a youth, I interpreted Church meetings for a girl in my congregation. As I grew, I served with the children and in the women's organization. I recently finished serving as the secretary in that organization for three years. I also volunteer in my children's schools. I try to be a voice for morality in the schools. I speak to their teachers about my standards for my children, which are often different from the standards set forth by the schools, especially in behavior. I have had positive experiences with support from the teachers in this area. I try to remember that everyone I have contact with is a child of God. I've found that the most effective way to teach others is to just live the way I've been taught. You never know when they will have an opportunity to hear the Gospel and will remember having met me or my family. I hope that those will be positive memories.