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Hi I'm Nick

I'm a Graphic Designer and a Mormon.

About Me

I am a professional Graphic Designer and I own my own business. I am a husband to a beautiful wife. I enjoy good movies and board games.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born into the Mormon church, conversion happened much later in life. When I was a young man, I moved away from my parent's home because I though I would find happiness outside the church. I lived my life in a way that I thought would make me happy, but was contrary to the teachings I had learned when I was a child. My parents were amazing examples to me during this time and always let me know that while they didn't agree with my lifestyle, they loved me and knew that God loved me too. The longer I lived in the lifestyle I had chosen, the more numb i felt emotionally. It started slowly, but gradually until I had a hard time feeling anything. I knew that what I had been doing was wrong, but had suppressed my guilt. But in suppressing guilt, I eventually pushed away all emotion. I felt an emptiness in my heart. After a particularly difficult breakup, I decided I wanted to fill that emptiness. I discovered that I was lacking joy in my life and knew that to feel joy I would have to remove my guilt. I had been taught that repentance was possible, even for me. I also knew that if I wanted to change the way I felt, I needed to change my life. That's when I returned to church and also when I met the woman I would eventually marry. When I returned to church, I immediately felt the emptiness in my heart filled with the love of Christ. I wanted to be forgiven of my sins, I wanted to give up my past to find joy. I prayed to god, and through many changes and a lot of effort, I had my sins forgiven. I knew that God remembered them no more. I felt clean. Most of all, I felt that God loved me, and that I wanted to feel his love. I had spent many years searching for happiness, but the joy I was seeking was found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I knew the church was true and my life was changed as a result.

How I live my faith

I teach Sunday classes in church and have learned so much about my Lord and Savior as a result. I am part of a committee that organizes opportunities for members of the church to give service to others, from community service for charities to helping an elderly person move. I know that when we are in the service of our fellow men, we are in the service of our God. I share what I believe with my friends and co-workers and they know that I do not drink coffee, tea or alcohol. They know that I don't gamble. I have let them know that I do not swear or blaspheme, and as a result many of them try to refrain from doing so around me. I try to live my life as an ambassador for my God.