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Hi I'm Nikki

I am oldest of 7 adopted kids. I am currently going to school while caring for my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I had a rough childhood bouncing from foster home to foster home until I finally got adopted at 13. Now I am happily married and have 2 beautiful children. 1 boy who is almost 2 and a daughter who is 4 1/2 months. I also have a 6 year old step-daughter. On top of that I go to school full-time as a firefighter and have taken my EMT. I love this gospel and it has a huge impact on my daily life. I left the church when I was 18 for about 5 years when I got pregnant with my son and got into some trouble. I moved back with my parents, got back into church started visiting teaching a young lady, married her brother and now he is about to adopt my son. I love the gospel, love my family, and love the opportunity for my education. And now we are working on going to the temple.

Why I am a Mormon

When I went inactive at 18 I had the opprtunity to visit some different faiths, none even compared to the gospel of the LDS church. They were not as serious about eternal families, and being of the world but not it it. Family really means alot to me and I've alwasy believed that there is life after death and that I will be able to see my loved ones again and return to a loving Heavenly Father. The LDS church teaches about reverance and how you chould act in HIS house. You don't see people clapping thier hands or children running in the chapel. Peoples arms are folded as they are walking down the halls and the sacrament is very important. We take bread and water, not wine or juice to signify Christ's body and blood, we don't use tobacco products or drink during the week just to return again on Sunday to pretend we live the gospel. Our church is so sacred to us that we live it on a daily basis. We live, eat, and breath this gospel. I to this do nor will I ever find anything more true to what Christ lived and taught His children in the olden days. I bear testimony that we have a LIVING prophet who leads us in the right direction when we may be getting weak. Yes we are human and are not perfect, but the gopel is.

How I live my faith

I visit a few ladies once a month and check on them and their families, see how they are doing and if there is any service i can provide. We carry each other's burdens. This is called visiting teaching. I currently have a calling in the Primary teaching music to the 3-8 yr olds. My sister-in-law teaches the 8-12 year old so I sometimes assist her as well. We think that it's very important to teach about Christ through music so that the children can better understand our history and the trials that we have are very similar to what Jesus Christ had to go through. All music is is a story in these children's eyes and to see the excitment on thier faces is indescribable.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Nikki
Anyone is welcome. In fact we get excited when we see someone new. At least I do, I will be the first to run up and ask thier name and where they are from. Indroduce my family if time permits. We have a sacrament which is like others communion where we look back on our life, think about the promises we have made to the the Lord and repent of those things we have done wrong during the week. No one is perfect and this is the time to reflect on our lives and use the atonment to our advantage. Anyone can attend and in fact right as you walk in the door the plaque says "Visitor's Welcome". Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Nikki
Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of our entire religion. Without Christ there would be no gospel. We do not worship false Gods or idols. Christ taught many people during his life and we too try to be a member missionary and try and tell everyone we can about the marvelous blessing we can recieve and that there is life after death. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and gave the ultimate sacrifice for us. He knows He was going to die and would not deny His Father. And that is why we take it so seriously to live the gospel EVERYDAY because we do have a higher standard to live up to and we are constantly being watched. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Nikki
I believe that women have a much greater calling. Other than supporting our husbands, brothers, fathers, and sons we have a tremendous resposibility to strengthen our families in our homes, do service for our church family, attend the temple and make sure our family history is taken car of, take care of and nurture our families and home, get an education if time and trials permit, etc. These things I have listed are all things I as a woman have to do personally to rear my children in the gospel. I have to be an example to my posterity and the Men are the cornerstone of the family. The women carry just as much responsibility in the church. And the Lord called for men to hold those keys. If Christ were to have a woman do those things, then we would. Women are the nurturers. Show more Show less