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Hi I'm Nephi Henry

Grew up in southern Indiana, live in Utah. Want to get to Nashville. I love music, sports, & good food. And I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a medium-sized family -- four kids -- and we're spread throughout the United States. In my family, the oldest sister is the athlete and we three boys are the artists. I work as a social-marketing strategist in the music industry, primarily for the Atlantic Records band Fictionist. Music does something to enrich and inspire my soul, and so I look for goodness in music everywhere. My dream job is to be a songwriter, especially of folk and country tunes. (Country's been an acquired taste for me -- I used to hate the stuff!) I love learning languages! I speak French, Portuguese, and Spanish, as well as a little Russian. The French is because I graduated from college in French studies. The Portuguese comes from my LDS mission to Manaus, Brazil. The Spanish comes from taking college classes after my mission, and so does the Russian. I've spent extensive time in Brazil (again, as a missionary) and in north India, where as an undergraduate I did research on Tibetan national identity outside of China. I hope to eventually parlay my music-industry career into one of international development work focusing on education. My favorite city in the world is Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Why I am a Mormon

Jesus' invitation in John 7:17 has been key to my growing faith in His restored gospel and church. As I've done my best to "do [God's] will", I've come to not only believe but even know that the full gospel truth has been restored to the earth in our time, by modern-day prophets with divinely given authority. That knowledge has come by an epistemology not commonly known or accepted by people in today's world -- that of the sweet, peaceful influence of the Holy Ghost. As I read the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and other scriptures, I feel heaven communicating with me, strengthening me, and even teaching me lessons that are extremely personal. I was raised a Mormon by my mother, who joined the Church about a year before I was born. She and my father were both raised Methodist -- in fact, Dad's father was a minister. I'm grateful to have had two faithful Christian parents my whole life, and equally grateful that my Father eventually chose to be baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during my senior year of high school. As he has discovered the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, I've seen their marriage become happier and the lives of our entire family blessed. But it's been experiences I've had in adulthood that have influenced me to continue as a faithful and active Mormon today. Like a lot of people both Mormon and otherwise, I've faced big questions regarding my beliefs. I think it's healthy to do so, and it's strengthened my own faith. I've tried to allow myself to have questions and simultaneously continue to accept what I know to be true. The result? I have a stronger belief that God is the Father of all of us, and that He loves each of us perfectly. He has a perfect plan for us and is involved in our lives. The result has been peace that only grows stronger with time.

How I live my faith

I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of all of God's children. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I strive to serve others -- members of my congregation, other Mormons, and individuals not of my faith -- in a way that reflects those truths. God loves each of us and wants us all to return to Him. I try each day to show His love through my interactions with all kinds of people. It takes time and effort, but the reward is that I've seen those around me grow stronger, and happier. I've seen their lives become more peaceful as they've looked to Christ. I'm grateful that I can be a part of that.