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Hi I'm Nick

I'm a Virginian, I'm currently a full-time missionary, I love to read, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I Have a wonderful family who loves and supports me. They are a great strength to me whether I am at home, or out in the world. I have finished one year of collage, majoring in Statesmanship at a liberal arts university. I am now preparing to serve the Lord by going on a two year mission to share what God has given me--His goodness. With His help I am learning to really love others and it is because of this love that I yearn to go out and give others an opportunity to know what I know.

Why I am a Mormon

Why I am a "Mormon". . . Have you ever read the Book of Mormon? The Book of Mormon is one of the main reasons I am a "Mormon." My house back in Virginia burned down shortly after I arrived in the Washington Spokane Mission. For a week or two, I did not have any idea of the extent of the damage, but that was fine. When I recieved a letter from my Mother, she shared the story of what happend and how it happend. She expressed in her letter that as she sat accross the street at two AM watching her home and earthly posessions being consumed by the fire...she felt okay...and she felt that everything would be okay. She knew God was watching over her and that no matter what was lost in the fire, she had treasures that no earthly trouble could take from her--the Savior Jesus Christ and His gospel. My testimony of Christ and His Gospel have come largely from the Book of Mormon. Every time I read that book of scripture, I feel my faith in Him grow and my security increase. I am a "Mormon" because I know Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He is my Savior and Redeemer, and that the Book of Mormon is a true testimony of Him.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a full time missionary for my church. Some people might think "Why sould you want to spend tuns of money to go out and trudge through the heat and cold for two years?" But in reality, this is the best and most rewarding thing I've ever done. It's like reading a really good book. It does take some effort--espessially at first--but as you go on, you forget the challenges and get totally caught up in the adventure and thrill that also is a part of each day. I love to serve! One of the biggest secrates to happiness is service; when we forget our selves and our stresses, and focus on what we can do to help others--we totally forget about our problems and find emencless joy in the success we've brought to others. (In my case now, I'm inviting others to come unto Christ and recieve His restored gospel...what could bring more joy than that?). I live my faith by being a happy person and helping others to be happy. Sometimes that involves pioneering new things, leaving your comfort zone, and abandoning the stresses that hold us down--but it is sure FUN!

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Nick
I am not saying this is the afficial or most acurate answer--but it is my answer. There were points when I was not sure if there was a God; and if there was, I was not sure He loved me. My testimony of my loving Father in Heaven has come through prayer. When I say to myself, "is there a God, and what is He like?" and then go out and search for the answer, I come up with a number of answeres. But when I ask God (rather than myself) to show my His reality and show me His feelings for me--that is when I begin to know that He is and who He is. I know God is and that He loves me because He listens to me when I pray to Him...and then He opens my eyes, that's when I see His love. Show more Show less