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Hi I'm Nick

I'm a student, a big brother, and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a math and economics student, and a big brother. I would like to be a musician, but I'm not. I get really excited about economics. I love to learn new things (almost anything), I'm really indecisive, and I tend to overthink things. I try to avoid conflict, I'm pretty forgetful, and I'm really curious (at least about things that are interesting to me, which are a lot of things). I like to laugh and make other people laugh. I'm usually pretty cautiously optimistic, and I'm really reserved and awkward until I get to know someone really well. I have a different personality depending on what language I'm speaking. I (usually) hate parties; I would almost always rather spend time with a few close friends. I'm definitely an introvert. I'm pretty bad at communicating which usually leads me to explain myself (or what I've said) too much.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of the Church my whole life, but like everyone, I had to know for myself whether it was right or not. As I was growing up, I had countless experiences that helped me gradually come to know that the Church is true, such as Church meetings and activities and personal spiritual experiences. The single most important influence on my testimony of the Church is the Book of Mormon. The more I sincerely and seriously study and pray about the Book of Mormon and its teachings, the more I know that it is true. I invite everyone to read it, and I promise that anyone who does so sincerely can know that it is true. Because I know that the Book of Mormon is what exactly what it claims to be, I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true Church of God, that it is led by a prophet who receives direct communication from God, and that its founder, Joseph Smith, was called by God. More importantly, I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He is the Savior of the world, and that He suffered and died so that all of us can be forgiven of our sins. I know many good people who for good reasons are hesitant to believe that God exists or that this is his Church, and I truly understand why they feel the way that they do. However, I promise that everyone who sincerely tries to find the truth can know for themselves that these things are true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live as Christ did and by following His commandments. This means truly trying to be completely honest, kind, and loving with all people, doing all that I can to help other people learn more about Him and His teachings, and constantly trying to improve myself. An important part of being a Mormon is that everyone has a chance to serve and contribute in the Church; in my local congregation I have the responsibility of teaching others how they can research their family history and learn about their ancestors. (An important part of our faith deals with families, and not just those that are with us in this life.)

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Nick
The temple is a very sacred place; in fact, temples are among the most sacred places on earth. The sacredness of temples and the importance of what happens inside them mean that anyone who enters must be worthy to do so (or in other words, they must be making their best effort to keep the commandments of God and live the Gospel.) Temples are not meant to be exclusive; their blessings are for all mankind, and anyone who sincerely wishes to do so can meet the requirements to enter. Inside temples we are taught important truths about Heavenly Father's plan for us, we take part in sacred ordinances or ceremonies (such as those that seal our families together for eternity) and we can provide the blessings of the Gospel (such as baptism) to people who lived and died without ever receiving those blessings by receiving them in their place. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Nick
Before anything else, the missionaries will want to know what your questions are. They will also want to know a little bit more about you, such as what your beliefs are and what is most important to you in life. The message that the missionaries share is about our Heavenly Father, His Son, Jesus Christ, how all mankind may be saved through Him, and how He communicates with us in our times. Show more Show less