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Hi I'm William Carlisle Nuckolls

I am LDS, a student, a missionary, and I love to go for long runs through snow covered forests.

About Me

I love to play sports, listen to music, laugh, and travel! I grew up playing soccer and ran track and cross country in high school. After my senior year of high school I discovered that distance running was my passion in life and decided at that point to set a goal of running in the olympics someday. Right now I am on a mission in New Jersey speaking Spanish. There have been highs and there have been lows. I would say the hardest part is not being able to be in the kind of shape I would like and wondering whether I can regain my former level of fitness. But the highs have been amazing. I've been blessed with wonderful companions! I've also been blessed with the opportunity to teach many wonderful people. All in all I just love to meet new peopel and talk with them about Jesus Christ. I can honestly say I've come to love it more and more with each passing month. I did two years of college before my mission at BYU and will probably finish in about 3 if I can manage not to be a complete goof off like I was freshman year haha:) I played piano gowing up and would love to play guitar. I think I could live anywehere as long as there's fresh air and mountains. My dream is to go to Iceland someday

Why I am a Mormon

I converted to the church when I was 11. I was the second person in my family to get baptized. At the time I joined the church, I joined because of the spirit I felt when I attended church and because of the examples of friends my age I knew at church. Although I hadn't read the Book of Mormon at the time of my baptism(I have now), I felt very strongly that the church taught correct principles. My reasoning can best be conveyed by what Jesus meant when he said, "By their fruits ye shall know them." When I first began to attend church activites such as campouts, capture the flag, and other youth activites, I was impressed by how many kids I saw who, despite being at the age when many kids begin to rebel, were very obedient and seemed to put religion first in their lives. That combined with the wodnerful spirit I felt when I sat in church helped me make the decision to be baptized. Now that I have taken the time to read, ponder, and pray about the words of the prophets in the scriptures as well as those of living prophets, I know that I made the right decision.

How I live my faith

Well right now I'm on a mission in the lovely Garden State of New Jersey serving in the New Jersey Morristown Mission. So for the last year I've been living my faith by sharing it! As a missionary, I study Jesus's teachings in the mornings and preach teach and share them for the rest of the day! It's quite a lovely calling. One of the most interesting parts of being on a mission is that there comes a point when you look back and realize that you've changed for the better. Nice as that is, my main goal here is to help change the lives of others for the better which has turned out to be surprisingly hard. But when you find the right person it's just wonderful. You really connect with them and you and they both learn and grow together. And you're both edified of each other like it says in the Bible. Anyway the point is it is just the best! So far I've found a couple people like that one my mission. You just feel like "Yes!" I was sent here to teach that person!

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

William Carlisle Nuckolls
Absolutely anyone who wants can come and worship with us. It's a great way to get closer to God, feel the spirit, and Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

William Carlisle Nuckolls
As members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we give up one tenth of our income annually to contribute to the growth of the church. As we Show more Show less