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Hi I'm Nichol

I swam in college where I met my husband. I have four children. I teach reading at an elementary school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I started swimming competitively when I was 5 and swam for 17 years. I went to college on an athletic scholarship and met my husband there on the swim team. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints while we were dating and we were married a year later in the temple. I am the mother of four children who keep me very busy. When I can catch a spare moment I love to read, hike, or watch a good movie.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was about 14, I decided that I didn't just want to be a Mormon because my parents were Mormons. I wanted to know for myself if the principles taught in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through the Book of Mormon were true. I set out to read the Book of Mormon and inquire myself. As I read the book, I daily prayed to ask God if what I was reading was true. After several months of this process, I was mid-prayer one day, when I just realized that I knew it was true. A feeling in my heart confirmed that the words I had been reading actually happened! I was thankful to know for myself and have found great blessings by following the counsel given in the Book of Mormon and by living prophets. I am a Mormon because I believe the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by my every action. This does not mean that I am perfect in doing so, but I do try to consider how the Savior himself would act, react, and live his life. It helps me remember Him when I read scriptures regularly, attend church meetings, and spend time with my family talking about important topics. Serving at church also helps me to remember to be like him. I visit 3 or 4 sisters each month to share a message that helps us remember the Savior. I love to be visited by women that come to share a message of the Savior with me as well. I participate at church by organizing events for women to learn to be the best they can be for their families. We may have a book group, share recipes, and share our talents with one another. I draw strength from the women that surround me.

Are Mormons Christians?

I would consider a Christian someone who believes in the Savior, Jesus Christ. They strive to live as He lives and align their lives with His examples and teachings. No one can tell you if you are a Christian or not. It is a belief that is born in your heart and becomes evident in your behavior. Without really knowing an individual, I cannot decide that they are Christian, or not Christian. No human has the ability to see upon the heart that way. Only our Father in Heaven will really know who the true followers of Christ, or Christians, are. The Savior has said, " Judge not, that ye be not judged." If I decide that I can determine someone else's Christianity, I fear for the judgement that would be placed upon me. It is not Christlike to judge another about their personal relationship with the Savior. I have been told by someone that I am not a Christian. Nothing could be more hurtful to me. I strive everyday to become more like Him. I think of Him, read of Him, study Him, and pray to the Father in the Name of Jesus Christ. I testify of Him. He is part of my life and hope for my future. I am a Christian! Show more Show less