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Hi I'm Nick S.

I was born in Orlando, I enjoy trombones, video games, paintballing, skateboarding, and learning, and I am a Bible Belt MORMON!

About Me

I was Born in Orlando, Florida and Lived in Kentucky Since I was 13! I was born with a Disease called Myelomeningocele or Spina Bifida. The Spina Bifida caused me to have Hydrocephalus, and now I have a Machine in my brain that drains the spinal fluid build up in my brain, and that machine is called a shunt. Through all this I have Never stopped living! I am 20 Years old as of September 12th 2011. I am a happy LITTLE guy who loves being silly and loves being around people! Friends are the best thing in the world! They encourage you and strengthen you in time of stress. They dance and sing with you in times of triumph! If not for my friends I would not be who I am today. I love to Skateboard, I love Band I play Trombone and music is the best! I also Play video games, Shoot some B-ball, Chill on the beach if its around, rock climb, and fish every so often. There is so much more that I love to do, but it really just comes down to having a good time. Reading my scriptures daily is something I can't live without though! or at least something spiritual in the morning to get me out of bed! Really though waking up in the morning is hard for me! Oh and did I mention I have at least 35 scars from surgeries but i may have lost count... =]

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) simply because it makes sense. If we honestly pray with intent to act on the response, God will answer all of our prayers! I am 100% sure of that because I kneel and pray every night to God for answers. I was born in the Church and raised in the gospel however I really gained my testimony in my high school years. When things seemed to be getting out of hand and things in my life were falling through I decided to pay attention a little more at church. I also came to realize that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches so much about helping your fellow brothers and sisters, and I found the most joy and the strongest spirit when I was in other's service! I know My Savior Jesus Christ lives and I know one day I will be able to have an eternal family and "it makes me smile"!

How I live my faith

I currently am serving God on a mission in the South Carolina Columbia Mission for two years. I was originally called to labor in the Georgia, Macon Mission, however since July 1st that mission has been dissolved into the four surrounding missions. A mission is a year and a half to 3 years (depending on the person) where we devote all of our efforts to serving God and helping his children on the Earth. I love to talk to everyone I see and get to know them better so that I can find out how I can personally be of service to them. I also continue to write letters home to help strengthen my friends back home. Serving a mission is only one way i live my faith. I think a better way to look at things for me, is that my faith has brought life to me! If not for the knowledge of who I am, I would be lost and confused. I give thanks to God each night that I can walk and talk and love. Random acts of service are so fun as well! If you haven't had the chance yet you should try doing something good for someone without anyone ever finding out!

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Nick S.
Baptism for the dead is a simple truth that was lost after the death of Christ and the banishment and martyrdom of his apostles. We see in 1 Corinthians 15:29 that this ordinance was performed during the time of the apostle Paul. There are many children of God who have never had the opportunity to recieve the saving ordinance of baptism on this Earth. The plan of salvation was set up perfectly by our father in heaven. Since baptism is essential, even taught by the savior, then there needs to be a way to give that privelege to all mankind! Therefore through the prophet Joseph Smith God was able to bring that ordinance back! It is performed in sacred buildings called temples. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Nick S.
Yes. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Nick S.
"Hope for things which are not seen, which are true" see Alma 32:21 (The Book of Mormon) and Hebrews 11:1 (Holy Bible KJV) Many people are confused about the difference between "Belief" and "Faith". Let me relate a story once taught to me by a wise man; "once an elderly man had tied a tight rope from one end of the Grand Canyon to the other so as to cross the treacherous chasm. He was inclined also to push a wheel barrow across as he walked the tight rope. Many people gathered to see this incredible feet. As he crossed the grand canyon never slipping even in the slightest, he returned back across the tight rope to reunite with his viewers. He turned to one member in the group and asked, 'do you believe I can cross the canyon again?' in reply the man said, 'of course i believe you can do it again'. Then the elderly man asked 'do you have faith that I can?', again the man answered in the positive. 'Ok,' the Elderly man said, 'Then hop in the wheel barrow.'" This story explains to me that Faith requires action not just mere words I know the Bible taught that faith without works is dead being alone. this is what faith means to me. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Nick S.
As sure as I know I am Short... It is the truth! I also know because I read and prayed about 3 Nephi 11 Show more Show less