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Hi I'm Nicholas Hansen

I enjoy climbing trees, hiking, running, working on cars, dating, doing crazy stuff, and I'm a mormon

About Me

I enjoy many things, aside from my family probably the foremost is cars, I also love being active, building things, and making people laugh. I am grateful for my father who helped me restore a 1977 Cobra Mustang, and I loved every minute we worked on it together. I love nature and especially climbing trees, or mountains. I enjoy pushing the limits on what I can do. Some of the greatest times I have had with my parents and with friends is when we work on and finish a project together. I learned everything I know about fixing or building stuff from my Dad who let me help him in his work as an electrician for as long as I can remember. He also always helped me with my random projects, and it was always nice being able to borrow his power tools. I enjoy being with friends and having a good time with other people. No one is a stranger to me I love meeting new people and making new friends. I have an awesome family I am the youngest of 6 kids and had a blast growing up even though I usually got picked on. I love being an uncle and just having a blast with my nephews and look forward to when the rest of my siblings decide to have some more! I have an amazing mother who has put up with me for the past 20 years and was always patient even though I could be a real big headache at times.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon not because I was born into a family of Mormons, I decided to be Mormon on my own in my own time. Earlier in life I had drifted away from the church, I didn't want to follow the rules and I did a lot of things that I regret. Eventually I got to the point where I wanted to change my life, and I am so very blessed with such wonderful parents that despite all the pain and grief I had put them through they were right there to help me. My Parents set a lot of rules while i was growing up which I really didn't like, but now I see they were for my own good and if I had just followed them I would of been a lot more happy. It is the same with the commandments our Heavenly Father has given to us. It may seem like they restrict us, but I know they will make us more happy if we obey them. I like to consider them like the string to a kite, you can throw a kite without a string in the air but it will always come back down, but when you place a string on it and hold it tight, by holding onto it you are allowing it to stay up in the air and are preventing it from crashing to the ground. I know that Heavenly Father loves each and everyone of us, I know that every commandment he gives us is for our own good, and by following his commandments we will receive a true long lasting happiness in this life and eternity. I know Jesus Christ is the true Son of God, Who came down to earth to take upon Himself all of our sins, so we can become clean and live with Him and God again.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through striving to be like Jesus Christ. I am kind and friendly and give freely and gladly of my time to help and serve those who need it. I also dutifully complete the callings that I receive from the Church. I have performed in many callings such as; A Deacon where i passed the sacrament around in the church buildings every Sunday and also went out and collected Fast Offerings, a type of donation, from members homes who voluntarily donated it every first Sunday of every month. A teacher where I prepared the bread and water for the sacrament before church each week and would also would attend the doors during the meeting to help keep a reverent atmosphere. A Priest where i blessed the sacrament and also after church would bless and deliver in the homes of those who are unable to make it to church do to health problems. And now as an Elder, where I am currently giving up two years of my life so i can go out and serve as a missionary to help bring others to know Jesus Christ, and to share with them His restored Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that this truly is his restored Church. I know that by learning and applying the teachings of this Church that your life will change, and you will desire to make covenants, or promises, with God through specific ordinances such as baptism, and becoming a member of His restored Church. I know that this Church can and will change your life, if you let it, now and for Eternity.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Nicholas Hansen
Nope. We follow the example of Christ and help anyone we can. While we attend His Church every Sunday we will regularly seek those that need help and will often discuss how we can help those around us. We don't just help those of our faith, because Jesus Christ helped everyone. As we strive to follow his example, we of course won't just help specific people but everyone we can. So if you ever need help with anything at all, whether you believe in our faith or not, we will do our best to help you out in anyway that we are able to. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Nicholas Hansen
Have you ever had a deep personal question that you really needed some help answering? Or were going through a hard time and really just needed to feel something? Even if you just wanted to feel closer with God. The scriptures can help you with that. They are the words of God given to us to read and study. If you read them and apply each verse to your specific challenges and concerns, through them, God will answer you. Revelation did not cease with the apostles, God will still answer us with whatever we are struggling with. God loves us. We are his children, and He is our Father, and He loves us more then we can ever comprehend. And we can strengthen our knowledge of this through reading and studying his words he has given to us in the scriptures. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Nicholas Hansen
We are here to prepare to meet God. In order to do dwell with our Heavenly Father for eternity there are some steps we had to take first, such as coming here to receive our Body. But that is not all. There are a lot of choices we have to make each and every day, and this is great! God gave us a very precious gift, and that is Agency. Agency is the ability we have to choose for ourselves what we want. The most important choices we will make are those between Good and Bad. While we are here we should strive to make choices that will bring us closer to our Heavenly Father so that we can learn how to become more like Him. If we choose correctly we can feel more comfortable when we return to live in his presence. Of course while we are here on earth we make very close relationships with others, the closest and also the most important relationship is with our families. We should strive constantly to improve our family relationships because through Christ's restored Church the authority has also been restored that can bind agreements beyond death. Through this Church you can be sealed to your family for Time and All Eternity. No longer is there that built in agreement of "Till death do you part". Families are meant to last forever, This life is just the beginning of the Eternities of Heaven. We are here on Earth to prepare for Eternity. Show more Show less