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Hi I'm Nikayla

I was born in Vladivostok, Russia and adopted at the age of 13 months to come to the US. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Since being adopted I have grown up in a small town in Arizona with a strong LDS presence I was grateful to be a part of. I've finished my first year at university and have recently declared as Secondary Math Education major. I play the viola, piano and a little bit of the harp. I am a huge fan of musicals and I was in all four years of my high school's productions as a dancer/extra or the pit orchestra. I am a big consumer of tv and films and love being a bit of a nerd about certain fantasy worlds like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. I will be reporting at the end of May 2017 to serve a mission and I am so excited to share the message of the Restoration and invite others to come unto Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the truthfulness of this church. Time and time again I have prayed and recieved peace giving confirmation to my soul of the truth. My membership started because I learned from my parents and leaned on their testimonies but I have stayed because I know this is His church and if I follow His gospel I will be truly happy. I feel joy because of my participation in this church and I feel God's and Christ's love for me and everyone on this earth. That is something that helps me day to day and is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Since I grew up in a town with lots of people who shared my beliefs including almost all of my friends, it was easy to live the standards. Since going off to college, I've learned so much more how to live my faith. I live my faith by making attending my church meetings a priority and when I am there, I try to focus completely on what is being taught and be prepared and active in the lessons. I welcome my peers to ask my questions about my faith and have been blessed to have had many great conversations. I am showing my faith in Christ by dedicating 18 months of my life to serve Him through a mission.