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Hi I'm Nicole

I am a Physician Assistant. I help poor children in Ecuador. I love my family. I am from Arizona. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of three beautiful children. I love to run, cycle and swim. My favorite activity is going on a bike ride with my family. I come from a wonderful Mormon family. I have three brothers and a sister. My second brother fell in our family swimming pool when he was two and nearly drowned. He received significant brain damage and was handicapped. He could not talk or walk, but his light and spirit shone through his eyes and he was a tremendous blessing to our family. He passed away at the age of 32. My parents cared for him in their home his entire life and involved him in all of our family activities. Some of the lessons I learned from him helped me choose a career in medicine. I am honored to help people in my job daily and feels God's hand as I serve them. I chose to serve as a missionary for our church when I was 21. I was assigned to serve the people of Guayaquil, Ecuador for a year and a half. There I learned about true poverty and the humility of many of God's children. I desired to continue to help the wonderful people of Ecuador that I came to love, beyond my missionary experience among them. With the help of former missionary companions, we have created a foundation to provide scholarships to elementary age children in the poorest parts of Ecuador so that they can receive an education and gain hope for their future. Being a part of this type of service is miraculous. I see God's hand in it everyday. I know He loves His children.

Why I am a Mormon

Life can be hard. I believe that we are here on this earth to see how we will progress through our trials, to prove ourselves to God. He does not leave us alone on this journey. He wants to be by our side and help us along the way and give us the peace and joy that only He can give. If I didn't have this knowledge, sometimes I wonder if I would make it. It pains my heart to see others face life's challenges without the knowledge that they have a loving Father in Heaven and a brother, Jesus Christ, who gave His life for them. With Their help we can do anything. And I know God will one day compensate us beyond our imagination for all we may suffer.

How I live my faith

As a Mormon, I serve as a leader of the youth, young women. It is so fun to be involved in their lives, teach them about Jesus Christ, and see their strength as they face the challenges of High School everyday.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Nicole
As followers of Christ, our goal is to help all of God's children, no matter their religion, ethnicity, or beliefs. Humanitarian aid is offered by the church to any in need. Members of the church may also have their own humanitarian organizations, unaffiliated with the church, that also provide assistance to the needy. Show more Show less