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Hi I'm Nicholas

I've lived most of my life in happy valley (Orem, Utah). I enjoy any chance to learn something new.

About Me

I'm currently going to college, majoring in Physics. In the past I've learned to love music and I play piano and trumpet and sing. I'm into athletics, especially running and soccer; if I'm sore afterwards, that's a good thing. Anything that seems to be beyond human capability is interesting to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that there is a God and He created us with a special purpose. I feel something inside me that yearns and hopes to fulfill that purpose. It makes sense to me that there is right and wrong and consequences for the actions that I make in this life. I feel joy when I am obedient to God's principles. I've found the truth in this church - the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I believe it is the only church on the earth that is fully true and living and fully directed by God himself. I've studied the Book of Mormon and the Bible and other revelations that came through God's prophets in our day, and I received revelation of the truth of each. Even if all that I've come to know is not true, it's the only thing that I really want to be true and I would believe in it and follow it anyway. God has not left us helpless, but has given us a Savior so we can become like Him and have the same deep, genuine happiness that He has. I believe it. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I attend church and participate in ward activities every week, of course, but my faith really directs how I get through each day and the thoughts and ideas I have during it. I try to always begin my day with a search in the scriptures, then it's up to me to make the principles happen in my own life that day. I strive to remember God as I make choices and to choose what He would want for me. Another way I live my religion and one that is very enjoyable is interaction with people in and out of the church. There's always some way to brighten someone's life: visits, gifts, service, conversations. I've used activities in the Church as great opportunities to make friends and to have fun with people that I live not too far from. The social connections have strengthened both me and them.