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Hi I'm Nick

Moved a lot growing up. I lead software development teams US and India. I own a handmade chocolate shop. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a dad to six kids all but two are on their own now. We have one grandson - smartest kid in the world. I'm very lucky married to a wonderful lady. I really like photography using good old film cameras, riding my recumbent bike and I've recently taken up running. I also like playing guitar when I can get the time. I've been active using ham radio to contact people all over the world and help with emergency communications. I'm a scoutmaster and really like working with young folks and seeing them grow. I work leading a group of software professionals building some great web applications. I really like the team oriented environment and the "pull together" attitude in our group. Our family also owns a handmade chocolate and confectionary shop.

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion started when I was about 16. My father visited Temple Square and shortly afterward we had a visit from two missionaries. On one of their visits, they brought a huge movie projector on their bikes, it was amazing how they carried the thing, and played a movie of the First Vision. When the film reached the part where Savior and Heavenly Father appeared to the boy Joseph Smith, I had an overwhelming sensation of warmth and peace. I had never felt this before and soon came to recognize it as the Holy Ghost bearing witness of the truthfulness of what I was seeing. I was baptized a few weeks later. At that time I was the only member of my family to join the church. Several years later, I received a call to full time missionary service and this greatly strengthened my faith. As I watched the impact of the Gospel on the lives of people we taught. Having time lay aside the cares of the world and focus on the Savior and his message full time is and amazing experience. I remain active in the church and it's programs have helped us raise our children with a sense of who they are and solid moral foundation. I know that their faith and the Church's support is available no matter where in the world life takes them, this is very comforting as the leave our home and start their own families.

How I live my faith

Right now I'm called to serve with the Young Men's organization. I work with boys from 12 -18 both in church settings and as their scoutmaster. I've really come to love scouting and the impact it has on boys. It, like the church, helps to lay a moral foundation and character attributes that make a huge difference it their lives. I also have an assignment to watch over a few other families as a Home Teacher with my youngest son. It's a real blessing to know that we're needed and to see my son learn to serve others as the matures.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

One of the things I love about the gospel is that it adds to so much of christian belief. For me it's not grace or works, it's both. I'm so thrilled to accept the Savior's gift of grace in to my heart and know that he loved me enough to bear my burdens. But, also to that's not where it ends. He wants me to be so much more than I can be on my own and he expects me to grow and learn by trying my hand at serving others. Show more Show less