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Hi I'm Nakeli

I'm a wife. The mother of five children. A nurse and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Ever since I was 8 years old, I knew I wanted to be a mother and a pediatrician. I desired to make to children's lives better and appreciated the unconditional love that children gave even as a child myself. I did not become a pediatrician but instead became a nurse and a mother of five wonderful children. As an elementary school nurse I am blessed by so many children on a daily basis. They teach me many lessons on patience, compasion, laughter, and sadness. I've come to understand that children are our greatest resource and we need to do all we can to protect and preserve this resource. I believe we can do this by the example we set for them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe this is Jesus Christ's restored church. When I was 19 my search for God started after I found out a classmate from high school was killed. I began to wonder about my classmates's soul and where did he go heaven or hell. I wondered how his family was dealing with his death. I was raised Luthern and believed in God and Jesus Christ and never questioned why we have so many different churches or denominations. I just thought it was people's preference on worship styles. While at college, I joined a gospel choir and enjoyed the singing and performing. I also began to experience God in a way I never felt before. I started studying the Bible with a christian club at college and began going to a non-demoninational church. The Lord was working on me, but I continued to live as most college students do partying and doing things that were not appropriate. Before leaving college I was invited to be baptized in the non-denominational church but for whatever reason, I could not make that commitment. When I came home for summer break, my search began to find a hand clapping , foot stomping church to join. I began visiting churches every sunday and did not find one that I was comfortable in. In the midst of my search I saw a commercial from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints asking "What is the purpose of life?". I could not answer the question, so I called for the video. Two missionaries from the church brought it and I asked to visit their church that upcoming Sunday. That was over 20 years ago and I have been going ever since. I did not find my hand clapping , foot stomping church but God knew what I needed more. Music alone cannot sustain my faith but true doctrine has given me the power to stand and be strong in keeping the commandments of God. I am a better person since joining the church and do not regret the decision one bit.

How I live my faith

I strive daily to keep the commandments of God. I am true to my commitments to my husband and children. I try to stay close to God by reading His word often, listening to uplifting music daily whether its contempory music or gospel, and being a good example in word and deed. I talk to God all the time in prayer and in regular conversation. I try to be a positive force wherever I am. I am not perfect, so I do lose it sometimes but I am fortunate to have a lot of good people and friends ( in and out of church) in my presence to lift me back up. I have served in many capacities in the church. I served as a teacher in the children's organization , in the young women's organization and in the women's organization. I have taught music in the children's organization and conducted music in the congregation. In the Lord's church you do not need to be an expert in anything but just have a willing spirit to serve. I am active in my children' s PTA and volunteer in different community events.