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Hi I'm Nils

I grew up in Lodi California on a dairy farm. I played basketball in high school and was involved in FFA. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 7 children and as of now, two grandchildren. With my wife, they are my pride and joy. I have a health education degree and an MBA. I work for the LDS Church as a religious educator. I love playing and watching sports. I try to raise a garden and fruit trees and berries. the key word is try. We are finally getting zuchinni to grow and taste good for the first time. I enjoy hikes with my family and walks with my wife. I love to dutch oven cook and bake bread. For some extra Christmas money I would be Santa at parties and Church events. Recently I have taken up bike riding and joined a gym. I went on a 50 mile bike ride with our varsity scouts and me and my two sons finished the course. I enjoy classic rock, listen to talk radio and follow politics.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-Day-Saints. I still remember the first time I finished reading the Book of Mormon. I was 12 years old and my family was on vacation visiting my grandparents. I knelt and prayed to Father in Heaven for a witness of the spirit that what I had read was true. That witness came. It has come often as a reminder to bolster my faith. Because of that witness, I know and more faith in the Bible. I know Jesus is the Savior of mankind, that he died for all of us to bring us back into the presence of Heavenly Father. This is His Church and it was restored through Joseph Smith and we have a living prophet on the earth today.

How I live my faith

As a Christian and member of the Church, we try to serve others both in and out of the Church. I pay offerings to our Bishop and this money is used to help the needy. I help people in the area move in and out of their homes, mow lawns and participate in community service projects like the North West day of Service. I work with the youth in scouting, speak in Church meetings, visit families and pray with them and much more. The Church is organized to help us help each other and that is what we do. We watch out for each other both spiritually, socially and temporally. As one example, I served on our activities committee for our local congregation putting on harvest parties, Christmas parties and more.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

He provided a way for us to be forgiven of our sins (John 3:16). He provided a Savior, Jesus Christ, who suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross so that when we sincerely repent, we can be forgiven. Sincere repentance brings peace and forgiveness. God has promised, “Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more” (Doctrine and Covenants 58:42). We also need a Savior to overcome death due to the fall of Adam and Eve. Jesus overcame death through the resurrection because he is the Son of God. We now will be resurrected because He did this for us. Show more Show less