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Hi I'm Nick

Born and raised in Vegas. I'm a student pilot, I'm a husband, I'm a dad, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on video games, paintball, and home made action movies with my friends. After High School I lived as a missionary in Mexico for 2 years. Then went to college and found a passion for power lifting and singing. I sang in an a cappella group for a few seasons. Found my beautiful wife and joined up with the military after graduating. I'm now the father of two cute kids with another on the way. The military is now teaching me to fly their planes. In my free time I love hanging out with my best friend who is my sweet wife and also my funny kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a boy in the Church and was baptized when I was 8 years old by my Dad. However during High School I really struggled and felt lost. I didn't have many friends from Church to hang out with. It seemed most of my school friends were at local raves, warehouse parties, and clubs. They were also doing drugs, watching pornography in class, and shooting craps in the corner in class. I wasn't sure what was next for me in life. I felt out of place many times and wanted to join the military and be a Marine like my Grandfather was who fought in Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, and others. Right when I was about to enlist, like the pen was on the paper to sign away, it didn't feel right. Something wasn't right about it. I was 18 at the time and finishing high school. Confused, I drove to the local temple and just sat in the grass while pouring out my heart to God in prayer trying to figure out what my purpose in life was. The next Sunday in Church, a man gave a talk about how he had post-poned joining the military to go on a full time - 2 year mission for the church first, before he signed up with the military and how huge of a blessing that was in his life. I felt a comforting reassurance while he spoke and it was almost as if he wrote the speech just for me. He probably didn't even see me in the audience. My Mom leaned over after the meeting and was like, "did you catch any of that" haha yes Mom I did I replied. I felt strongly that the Lord had work for me to do as a missionary. I felt it deep down inside with a solid confidence. I had always assumed that being a member of the Church was the right thing to do, but after that experience I knew that God was mindful of me personally, and that he had bigger plans for me than I could have drawn out myself. I continued to research more of the Church, and as I studied and prayed earnestly over the Book of Mormon and Bible, my testimony of the Church's restoration and the reality and divinity of Jesus the Christ was renewed.

How I live my faith

Right now I direct a local choir and we practice for seasonal presentations throughout the year. Choir has always been a blessing to me as it has filled my life with spiritually uplifting music that I wouldn't otherwise seek out on my own. There is so much filthy music in the world today that weighs me down. It's always a relief when I can offer up my voice in praise to God in my own reverent way when I sing. I also work with the local missionaries and help visit those in need and those who want to know more about the Church. In the past I have taught Sunday school classes for youth, worked in the nursery with the little ones, and have even helped as a finance secretary for one of the local chapels counting donations, logging it all into the computer, and driving it down to the bank for deposit. It's been a good experience seeing how all those different operations that keep the church running administratively function. I learned that the lights in the chapel don't pay their own bill, and that the poor can't feed the poor.