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Hi I'm Ian Joseph Nemelka

I am a brother, I am a son, I am a SigEp and I am a Mormon

About Me

I'm Ian! I enjoy laughing, snowmobiling playing football and golf, watching movies and talking to people. Out of the four children in my family, I am the oldest. I have a little sister, and two younger twin brothers. I love my family more than anything. My parents have always loved and supported me in everything I do. I would be no where without my family, and we would be no where without love. While studying political science at Utah State University, i had the opportunity to represent the school at the state legislature as a student lobbyist. I also joined a fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. Now usually when someone thinks of a fraternity, a negative connotation follows. However, not only did the men in my fraternity help me improve, they are now my closest friends and brothers. The principles the fraternity taught me, enforced the principles I learned growing up in the Gospel. In fact, my brothers played a big part in me being out here on a mission now. I look forward to seeing them all when I return to Utah State in 2014.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the quality of my life is as such because of the principles and standards of this restored gospel. My life would be no where near as amazing as it is now without my parents and the church. Until recently, i have taken for granted what the gospel has done for me. I was raised in the gospel, most have the tendency to become complacent. However, now that I am at this age, I have realized that every single blessing in my life, is directly related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am so grateful to be a member of this church, I am grateful for the sacrifice that our Savior Jesus Christ made for us, and I am so grateful for a loving and supportive family Heavenly Father has provided for me.

How I live my faith

When I was living in Utah, I was heavily involved with the Boy Scouting program. In which i received my Eagle award and was able to serve the community every week. These service activities ranged in difficulty and length, but we finished every single one. I also had many adventures that allowed me to bond with the other young men in my community. These activities included sports, hiking, swimming, rafting, fishing and camping. None of these experiences would be available if not for the organization and emphasis the LDS church puts puts on preparing young men for life. When I was at college I did my best to serve my community and be an example to others. I realized there that the best way to live my faith was to stay strong to the principals I learned in church and in my fraternity. After I made that commitment, it didn't matter what came my way. With the support of my church, and my brothers, I was able to avoid the temptations and get through the trials that usually plague a college student. I am currently serving a two-year LDS mission in Mesa Arizona.