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Hi I'm Nick

I grew up in Moscow, Idaho. I'm an engineering student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently getting a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering, I love using math and physics to better understand what happens in the world. I love playing just about any sport, I ran cross-country in High School, I learned how to play cricket and Australian Rules Football while my dad was sabbatical in Australia, but now I mostly just play basketball and ultimate frisbee. I'm also a huge nerd and enjoy playing video games and such.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both Mormon, but I gained my strongest testimony at a time when I didn't really want to be like them. I was 16 years old and like many my age, I doubted just about everything my parents said and rebelled at any chance I got. So I decided to read the Book of Mormon and put God to the test. After reading it cover to cover, kneeling and praying, I felt my Heavenly Father's presence stronger than I had ever felt it before in my life and I knew without a doubt that as much as I may have disagreed with my parents at times, this was God's church and I needed to repent. Since that time I have served a full-time mission in Milan, Italy (where a large part of my heart remains). Two years ago I was married in the Salt Lake Temple and my wife and I look forward to starting a family of our own. It won't be easy to raise a family while I'm still in school, but we know that with God's help we can provide for a family.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a Den Leader for our church's cub scouts. They are a rowdy group of 8-year-olds, but they are so much fun to be around. Every week I look forward to teaching them something new, like how to hammer a nail, what a Phillips screw driver is, and how to tie a square knot. I also get a chance to visit and help a few members who are struggling, spiritually, financially, and emotionally. It's sad to see them suffer the consequences of poor decisions they have made, but it's wonderful to help them feel the Spirit again and get their lives back on track with the help of the atonement of Jesus Christ.