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Hi I'm Nicole Ferguson

I grew up in Albuquerque New Mexico. I'm studying at BYU towards becoming a nurse & working with children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 6 kids and have always been the "role model", I also feel as if I have helped raise each of my siblings & I love them more than anything, even though I have a different dad than each of them. When I was a freshman in High School I was diagnosed with FAP which was inherited through my biological dad whom I grew up without. Due to this I have had three major surgeries in relation to having my colon removed. I spent a lot of time in the hospital and even traveled to Ohio (opposite side of the country) for one of my surgeries. Spending so much time in the hospital helped me to decide exactly what I want to do with nursing--work on the General Pediatrics Unit. I am also a freshman at BYU and statistically I should not be here. But against all odds of dealing with medical issues and many other trials as well I got in to BYU and received a $20,000 scholarship through Dell Scholars. I never imagined my life would turn out as it has but I would not change any piece of it because I have learned and grown so much. My past is what makes me who I am. I've had my share of trials and times when I've asked "Why me?". But now looking back I can see that it has been the Lord allowing and helping me to grow. I have accomplished more than I ever imagined possible because I surrounded myself with those who pushed me to do my best and be the best I can.

Why I am a Mormon

Because of my surgeries & trials I have seen miracles and experienced situations in which I have seen the Lord guiding everything, allowing exactly what happens to happen. I know that the Lord has a plan for my life & that He loves and knows me personally just as He does each other person past, present or future. He knows what my potential is and only wants me to reach it and go beyond. He has given me characteristics & talents to allow me to bless those around me and serve them, His children. I have received a testimony & do believe that the Lord has given me hard trials in my life so that I may grow mentally and spiritually as well. These trials can be hard and really push us to our limits. But He will never give us more than we can handle. As long as we put our faith in Him, He will never leave our sides. I know that He only wants me to be happy & to help me achieve that happiness. I have had prayers answered over & over & know that I can always talk to my Heavenly Father at any time. I have read the Book of Mormon & have felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that it is true, that Joseph Smith did translate it for us in these latter days. That Joseph Smith & all past prophets were & are Jesus Christ's true prophets. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet & that he is able to speak to Heavenly Father, to receive revelation for all of us who are living in these latter days, who are facing the wickedness of the world. I know that Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ love each & every one of their children, meaning each & every one of us & that they only want for us to return to Him above. I know that Jesus Christ suffered & atoned for the sins of all mankind to make it possible to return to Him above. I know that this earth & all things alike were created for us, all we have to do is look up at the sky & see the true, pure beauty of nature surrounding us to know that God loves us, always has & always will.

How I live my faith

I was born into the gospel and have remained as active as I possibly can. Through out my years as a young woman (ages 12-18) I have held callings ranging from the Beehives class president (12-13), the Miamaids class counselor (14-15) and a counselor in the Laurels class (16-17). Throughout those years I was always involved in planning activities for the youth and carrying out service projects year round too. At one point one of my mom's good friends lost her little boy to cancer and in his honor they held a fund raised that was to benefit Make A Wish, I got the opportunity to run my own booth (painting nails) and all proceeds went to Make A Wish. This was and is my favorite service project that I organized that also passed off as a Young Woman's value project for Personal Progress (in which we are given the chance to organize 8 service projects and carry them out). Now that I am in college I no longer attend Young Woman's and service projects are a little more difficult to just come by, but each week my roommate and I go to Stop and Serve on campus and spend about an hour doing whatever service projects are available there. Another way "I live my faith" is simply being the best example I can be to those around me. At BYU nearly everyone is LDS but at my high school I was one of the few Mormons but by my senior year almost everybody knew that I was LDS and that I was different. I still attend church every week, take religion classes and study my scriptures and pray every day as well.