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Hi I'm Nicole Richards

I'm from Dallas, Texas. I'm a communications major at BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a communications major at BYU and school keeps me very busy. When I have time, my hobbies include photography, drawing, and running cross country. I am the oldest sibling in my family and I have a younger sister and brother that I love and try to be an example for. I am from Dallas, Texas and I am known for my Texas pride and my love for football. However, I was born in London, England and all of my extended family still lives there so we make frequent trips to visit them and I love the culture there.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it brings light into my life. Understanding my purpose in life and knowing that I belong to something great is an amazing feeling. When I get caught up in the busyness of everyday life I know that in order to find peace I need to turn to my Savior, Jesus Christ and His gospel. My relationship with Christ is personal because He knows and understands everyone individually. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and through it God guides my life so that I can know what I need to be doing in my life. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's true church on the earth and I'm grateful for that knowledge and want to share it with others.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching the women in my ward a lesson one Sunday a month. I am given a lesson manual to teach from, but I still get nervous to teach so many educated and qualified women. Every time I prepare a lesson I always feel like I learn and grow so much from the preparation as well actually in class. I also live my faith by integrating it into my everyday life. My faith is a part of my character which leads my actions, so my hope is that I live my faith just by setting a good example for people to follow.