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Hi I'm Nick

I'm a twin and I grew up in Tallahassee, FL. I'm serving a mission in Brazil starting January 2014. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In my family, I have three brothers and one sister. My identical twin Eric and I are both students in college, we just completed our first semester but are now putting school on hold for our missions. I am thinking about studying finance or economics. Lately I have becoming more interested in photography, just for fun, although I haven't so much pursued it as of yet. I also really like to read for fun, when I have extra time at least. I like reading modern classics, Fahrenheit 451 is my favorite book. When I get older and more established, I want to travel the world and see different cultures and pieces of history. You could probably call me a gym rat, I enjoy going to the gym and other types of physical activities as well. I try not to rope myself off from any aspect of life because there's so much the world has to offer.

Why I am a Mormon

I've chosen to be an active member of Jesus Christ's church simply because it makes me happy. Whether it is through big experiences or through everyday life, the gospel helps me have a better outlook on life and have joy. When I was younger, my brother suddenly passed away, and it was a shock to my family. When I first found out, I decided I would pray about it. I then opened the scriptures to a random page and found a complete non-sequitur. The scripture had nothing to do with life after death, families, heaven, forgiveness, the Atonement, nothing. And I was upset. But a few days later, through the Holy Ghost, I understood how that scripture applied to the situation and it gave me greater comfort than anything else ever could. That's a great thing about Heavenly Father: He knows what we need far better than we do. One other example came over this past summer. I finished the Book of Mormon, and decided to pray to know if it was true. I had done this previously and received a positive answer, but I wanted to again. So I prayed, and got nothing back. This was okay, because sometimes you don't get an immediate answer. But weeks went by, and I had nothing. I began to get upset and question the gospel and my conviction. However, I tried to hold to my faith, and through steadfastness in Christ I received witness of the Gospel's truth. The knowledge of the truth, especially after trials such as this, bring greater joy than anything else I can think of.

How I live my faith

When I lived in Tallahassee, I was mainly involved in planning recreational and service activities for the youth of the area. I also assisted in bringing the sacrament (like the Eucharist) to the sick or elderly members of our congregation that couldn't make it to church. Then I moved to Provo, where I was involved in coordinating activities once again and home teaching. I arranged the logistics of home teaching, too. Home teaching is a program in which male members of the church visit the congregation and check on them and offer service. I participated in home teaching as well.