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Hi I'm Nicholas Christensen

I'm from Sugar City, Idaho. I'm an aspiring artist and writer, an older brother, an eagle scout, a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of six and I love it. I'm into art, writing, scouting, music, acting, fencing, and cooking. I'm really shy, but when you get me talking, I can keep going for a while. I love a good joke. I'm currently serving a two year mission for my God. I was called to go to the Brazil Sao Paulo East Mission originally, but then I was sent to the Denver Colorado South Mission because of visa issues. Now I'm in the Denver Colorado North Mission. So I might serve in three different missions! Before my mission, I was attending BYU-Idaho and studying English. I want to be a motivational speaker after my mission. Maybe write a book or two.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon church (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and grew up listening about Jesus Christ our savior, the restoration of the gospel through Joseph Smith, and other basics of our religion. While I was a kid, I just accepted it because my parents told me it was true. When I got older, I had to find out for myself if all that which I had grown up with was true or not. I would ask a question about a certain portion of our religion and think about it for days. I would ask God in prayer and would receive answers to my prayers eventually. The solidifying moment for my testimony was when about two years ago, my family was almost destroyed. At first, I tried to cope with the pain in other ways, causing myself to feel worse. After worldly sources failed, I turned to my Father in Heaven. My soul was racked with grief over what I myself had done and the collapsing of my family. I prayed for hours. The end result is this: I know without a doubt that Jesus lives. He is the Christ. God hears and answers prayers. My family was restored to me and we have never been stronger, though we will never forget the trial we had to go through, the sacrifice Christ made for all of us has allowed us to move past all the pain. He has taken upon Himself our sins and I know He has forgiven me. I know He loves all of us. No matter how fallen we see ourselves as, HE WILL HELP IF WE ASK. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

As a follower of Jesus Christ, I try to treat others as he would treat them. That's why I love Boy Scouts. They teach young men to be honest, true, clean, and to help all men. Currently, I am doing my duty to my God by giving up two years of my life to go and help others. I absolutely love it. When I say helping them, it isn't all the "knocking on doors" that most people associate with Mormon Missionaries, that is a part of it. But it's also physical labor. Christ didn't just go about and preach His gospel, He served them.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Nicholas Christensen
James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. To increase in faith, one must not sit idly by. If you wish to know if the Book of Mormon is true, read it. If you want to know if prayer works, try it. If you want to gain faith in Jesus Christ, live his teachings. Faith is a blind leap into the dark, knowing that someone is there to catch you. If you long to be more caught up in your faith in Jesus, you first must jump. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Nicholas Christensen
No. We do not practice Polygamy. Just like how Christians no longer have burnt offerings anymore, the law of polygamy was a law given by God for purposes He only fully understands. Just as it is no longer required of us to practice burnt offerings, but do need to offer a broken heart and a contrite spirit; we no longer are required to practice plural marriages, but we still are commanded to be married in the Temple of God. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Nicholas Christensen
In the Book of Matthew in the Bible, it says "Ask and ye shall receive. Seek and ye shall find. Knock and it shall be opened unto you." When you go up to a house and the door is closed, what can you do? You can ask other people if someone lives there, who they are, what they are like. But how can you know for sure? How do you know they aren't making it up? How do you know someone really is there? You go up to the house and knock. The same can be said about God. You can ask others if He exists and what He is like. But how can you know for sure without "knocking?" Pray. Praying is knocking upon Heaven's door and waiting for God to answer. You'll get your answer. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Nicholas Christensen
The Church does not endorse political parties, but it does encourage members to be actively engaged in voting in our local communities and also in the national elections. We are encouraged to vote for whosoever or whatsoever which will preserve our liberty and freedom for not only us and other members, but for our nation as a whole. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Nicholas Christensen
The Law of Chastity is God's commandment that we must respect the procreative power God has given us and to use it only in the proper circumstance of legal and lawful marriage. We keep this law because God has given us the miraculous power to create another living being. He wants us to keep this power sacred and important and to not misuse it according to our lusts. He has promised us that as we keep this law we will have safety from physical, emotional and spiritual sickness; freedom from guilt and legal consequences, and will have a deeper love and appreciation for our families. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Nicholas Christensen
Yes we are. We believe in Christ. We teach about His life, ministry, death, and resurrection. We strive to follow His teachings. We aspire to return and live with Him. We look to the day of His return. and our church bears His name: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Show more Show less