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Hi I'm Nicole

I am passionate about culture, politics and food. I love to travel and serve abroad. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent college graduate. I went to Brigham Young University where I studied political science. Right now I'm living at home, enjoying being with my brothers, my parents, and my loyal dog. I often feel nervous about the future, and I alternately day dream and worry about where I will be in 10 years, 5 years, and even next week. Until I know what to do next I have been preparing for graduate school and experimenting with new hobbies.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormons, but that's not why I am. I am a Mormon because I believe deeply that Jesus is the son of God who died for our sins, and that he does not leave us (or any other era) alone to fend for ourselves. Salvation can be achieved through him by anyone, and everyone will have a chance. I cannot believe in a God who condemns his beloved children to anything other than heaven simply on the situations of their birth. I know that many of these are not aspects that are unique to Mormons. Modern revelation through our prophet is one way that God keeps us close to him. I love what this gospel teaches, specifically that we need to care for each other. While I don't believe that I can be saved by my works, I do believe in the importance of caring for God's children, and that by serving others I can learn to be more like Christ.

How I live my faith

At church I teach 6 year old children about the gospel. Every week they surprise me with their insights as well as the funny things they do and say. I move around a lot, so I have had the chance to serve in a lot of different positions including leading the music during services, planning gatherings for young single adults, and teaching Sunday school for adults. I don't know if I have a favorite calling, but teaching children is definitely at the top of the list!

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

It might come as a surprise to know that not all worthy, practicing Mormons can enter the temple. The temple is sacred because of the promises we make there with our God. Only the people who have interviewed with their priesthood leaders and who have shown themselves to be ready to take on these extra responsibilities are able to attend the temple. Even though I am old enough, I have not been through the temple yet, simply because I do not feel ready to make those promises yet. When I feel that I am sufficiently prepared, I will go to the temple and participate in the worship there. Show more Show less