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Hi I'm Nikki

I'm a mother of three delicious children. I'm a wife of a Law-Student. I'm a singing teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After living well beneath our means in our family's time of plenty, and buying a year's worth of food storage instead of the flat-screen TV we were saving for, we have been truly blessed by the Lord as we moved our three children 800 miles away from home while my husband left the corporate world behind for a time to complete a Law Degree. As a mother of three and a wife of a Law-Student, I have become a self-proclaimed queen of frugality and home economy. If there is something we need, I'm sure that I can make it for much less than we can buy it. I try new cooking recipes at least three times a week and am constantly honing my sewing skills in mending, fixing and creating according to our needs. We have also learned to replace family entertainment with family recreation. Our little family has grown closer over the last year than in the past three combined because of such. Making good use of the talents God has given me and my Bachelor Degree, I teach voice lessons to about 25 singing students per week in my home. I feel like I'm living a dream. I get to sing and help others find their own true voices while my little ones nap upstairs. Someday I will write a book on all of the correlations singing has in Heavenly Father's Plan for us - such as, if you don't feed your singing with constant breath, the sound will die; just as if you don't feed your soul spiritually on a regular basis, it will soon die as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I count my blessings to have been born of goodly, faithful parents that taught me from a young age to love the Lord and to cultivate a desire to follow His teachings. At the age of twelve I attended a Young Women's Campout. During my allotted free time, I found a spot within a grove of trees to read the scriptures. I felt prompted to read the account of Joseph Smith's First Vision. As I read, the Holy Ghost filled my heart and soul, testifying of the truthfulness of how a young boy, at age fourteen, saw God the Father and Jesus Christ in a grove of trees such as the one I was then sitting in. At that moment, my testimony of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints grew from a seed, to a healthy plant that I try to continually nurture and cultivate to this day.

How I live my faith

First and foremost, God has entrusted to me, three precious children in which I feel the most joy and fulfillment in the holiest of callings - a mother in Zion. I am always praying for God's help in the nurturing and teaching my children and know that He will guide me to love them as He loves them. I also have the honor of serving as a Sunday School Teacher for youth ages 12-13. The curriculum I teach is about past Prophets of the LDS Church. I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn from these spiritual giants and strengthen my testimony through studying the scriptural truths they emulated during their lifetimes. I love and pray for the members of my class and hope to "change the world, through them, one lesson at a time." I am equally blessed to have the opportunity to visit teach a few women in my neighborhood. I am grateful for the chance to serve such faithful, holy women and hold their friendship quite dear to my heart. I feel the Lord's love for them when we visit together and love to look for ways in which I can serve them.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Nikki
Although the Bible is a testament of Jesus Christ, it is only one part of the fulness of His Church which Jesus Christ established during his life and ministry on the earth. After He ascended to heaven, His Apostles - having been given His priesthood authority - carried on the Gospel. After the Apostles were killed and others departed from the truth, Christ's original Church was lost, losing the pure and simple truths, ordinances of the gospel and the authority to act in His name (priesthood). How blessed we are to live in a time when the Lord has seen fit to restore His priesthood and reorganized His Church in its fulness upon the earth once more. What leaves us more infinitely blessed is that He continues to speak to His prophets and restore the blessings that were taken from the earth for a time. Show more Show less