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Hi I'm Nellie

I'm a proud Bulgarian, an animal rights defender, I encourage other disabled people to be proactive and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated as an occupational therapist in Bulgaria and currently am studying in the UK in computing and digital media. My house is a rescue home for stray and injured animals. I also assisted in re-homing those I have cared for. I feel animals are a pure part of God's creations and can be a true friend and assist us in times of need and I seek to maintain their protection the best I can. I have neural muscular atrophy and have a lovely assistant named Betty, my beautiful Pekingese dog. Studying has been a passion of mine and I encourage other disabled people to seek for an education and active life. I love to share all the good things in life with others because I have found so many good things to enjoy. In the Lord's time I was able to serve as a missionary for my church. Serving my people was the best time in my life. I learned to serve different people through listening, patience, and loving differences. While serving I learned that skin colour, life style or clothing doesn't make a person but adds to the colour of living.

Why I am a Mormon

After a long teaching process, I decided to be baptized because I felt it was the right thing to do. I was looking for the truth for many years. I was born into an Orthodox-Christian church, but my mother brought me into an Evangelical church, where she had been a member for thirty years. I knew that that church was not the true church of Jesus Christ because their teachings were not the same as what the Bible says. At the time, I was really struggling with having purpose in life. I didn't have anything to do or anything to live for. Sometimes I got so down, I prayed every night to God to take me away. God eventually answered my prayers by leading me to the mormon church. I started visiting the with missionaries and was amazed at their sacrifice, hard work, and desire to help others. I wanted to become like that one day. My biggest problem was coming to know that the Book of Mormon was true. After reading through it completely, I realized that no lone person could have written it because of everything it contained. The spirit comfirmed to me that the Book of Mormon is truly the word of God. I am still a member because life away from the true church of God is extremely difficult. I am striving to continue after 13 years of membership because I made this decision to follow God and I intend to keep the promises I made with him, just like he will keep his promises with me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in the church. I was able to teach the gospel to people at church. I enjoyed it tremendously because my students inspired me. They were willing to learn and that encouraged me to strive to do my best. I loved trying to adapt my lessons to suit the needs of those I taught. One of the favourite things that I have enjoyed doing is organizing activities for young women aged 12 - 18. We learned the gospel in fun ways. We sang songs and did role plays. We also participated in many services, such as visiting orphanages. I also love organizing activities that we could invite everyone to. Members love inviting their non-member friends to fun, wholesome recreational activities, and I am glad I could come up with lots of interesting activities such as games, picnics, sports. I had many opportunities to teach Relief Society and other classes. These experiences have encouraged me to continually learn and grow because I cannot teach something I do not already firmly believe and know to be true.