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Hi I'm Nick Fierro

I grew up in Arizona, graduated from high school in Hawaii. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently an Exercise Science major at BYU, and I hope to use it to go to Physical therapy school. On my mission I developed a love for languages. I served on the wonderful islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire. They are islands off of the coast of Venezuela. On the same day I could meet someone from Holland, Haiti, Venezuela, Colombia, guyanna, it was amazing. I learned a language called Papiamenteau which is a combination of Spanish, English, Portugueze, and Dutch. I also learned a little bit of Dutch while I was out there. I would stop the Hatians and ask them what certain phrases meant in French and Creole. It was a really a great environement for learning. When I came home I developed more of a commitment to self, and to my community. I believe it's really important to be civically engaged, and that's why I have written a bill for immigration and I am trying to take it to congress. My Political Science Profesor at Mesa Community College taught me how to write bills. This knowledge has strengthened my voice, and with a lot of prayer and good networking this bill is on its way. I love my life the gospel has given me a perspective that encourages me to delve into activities like those that are mentioned above.

Why I am a Mormon

I have had many opportunities not top be a Mormon. I have had wonderful non-member friends that don't share my beliefs. They are great people people, with different perspectives. However, I have chosen to live the standards and commandments set by the church because I know they come from God. Growing up I always had a confirming feeling that the church was true, but it wasn' until three days before I entered the missonary training center in Provo Utah, that I received a clearer knowlegdge. I was watching a video that depicted the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith. As I watched tears rolled down my cheeck, and I felt a warm feeling come over me. A confirming thought then followed: "This is your testimony so that you know that Joseph Smith really was a true Porphet." This really happened to me, and I can't deny it. So I choose to maintain the standards and life style associated with this truth.

How I live my faith

An example of how I live my faith can be seen through my sabbath day activities. The bible teaches us that we must keep the sabath day holy and use it as a day of rest. Modern day prophets have taught rest doesn't mean that we just sleep the day away. Instead it's a rest from the normal activities we do Monday through Saturday, such as work and sporting events. So I take my Sundays and call my family. I call cousins and aunts and Uncles and I see how they are doing. I go to a Nursing home and listen to their stories. Many people just need someone to talk to. I also visit people in my church. I like to see how they are doing and see if they need anything. These activities really fefresh me and cause me to have more energy for the rest of the week. This is just one example of how I live my faith.