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Hi I'm Nicola

I am South African, a mother to 2 beautiful children and wife to an outstanding man. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom and much to my surprise, I love it. I always imagined myself as a single, career driven woman. Marriage was not part of my plan simply because I didn't think that I would find someone to love who would love me back and let me be me. I did however and I am so greatful for my wonderful eternal companion. I did not grow up in a home where there was a Priesthood holder and I am so greatful that my children have that opportunity, I am greatful that I also have the oppertunity to see the Priesthood in action on a personal level. It is truely the power of God, to be used to bless the lives of his children. I was doing correspondence study before our children arrived and am hoping to resume my studies in the new year, studying and raising a young family is going to be interesting!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church all of my life, and I am greatful for that blessing. I served as a missionary. It's hard to put my feelings of those experiences into words, in short, I loved it. Being called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was a defining moment in my life. I have always had a testimony, I have felt the Spirit in my life since I was young. I have felt my testimony grow as I have studied the scriptures through Seminary and Institute, taught the gospel and most especially as I have read and prayed myself. I love this gospel, it has shaped my life and I have been blessed abundantly. I have chosen to remain faithful in this gospel, and it is a choice. I have had the opportunity to learn these truths from my infancy but remaining faithful is work and trials and blessings and happiness and tears and stretching and learning and growth. And very much a choice. So why did I choose? because this is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I have asked my Father in Heaven if this is his Church and the Spirit has confirmed to me, time and again, that it is. Here I find clarity and peace and strength. And love in all it's forms. I lean on my testimoney, I lean on my rememberance of prayers answered and comfort given when I don't feel strong enough to walk upright. And I am strengthened. I know and have experienced that all things are possible through our Savior and Redeemer. I love him.

How I live my faith

I love being involved in my community and there is always a way to give. I work with a Non-profit Organisation that works closely with the poor communities in our town. They help to get them their identity documents, social grants where necessary, educate the community regarding safety, sanitation, reporting abuse etc. They assist young mothers who are pregnant or who have children already. I help them to raise funds, facilitate donations, organise volunteer work. I am excited to see what can be achieved here. I am inspired by these people and those who they assist. I watch the faces of the children, see how they absorb things. I see how they respond to attention and love and gentleness, smiles and laughter. It's like watching a flower bloom. Regardless of where they come from, the children have that joy, just below the surface. I am the Primary President in my ward. It is often challenging, we have lots of kids in our ward, it's the good kind of challenge though. Being surrounded by children between the ages of 3 to 12, is energising. We have a few minutes in the program called "good news" where the children get to share something good that has happened in the week. I love these few minutes, we hear things like "my teeth are growing" and "I caught a snake" and "my sister won her hockey match". I hope that I can help my primary children and those in the squatter camps feel our Heavenly Father's love for them.