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Hi I'm Nikki

I'm a writer, artist, and musician. I'm called to serve in the South Carolina Columbia Mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduates high school in the Spring of 2013. I was involved in the Symphony, the Jazz Band, and small ensemble groups. I play the violin, piano, and I'm trying to learn the guitar. One of my greatest passions is writing, and I want to become a professional novelist. I also love visual art, and have tried my hand at many different mediums. I was a member of the Ballroom Dance Team, the Business Professionals of America club, and the local Science Fiction club at my high school. I've been involved in many live performances, generally backstage or in the Pit Orchestra. Starting in my senior year, I started to practice martial arts, and recently received my yellow belt in Kenpo Karate, and I also practice Yang Style Tai Chi. After high school, I had the great opportunity to work at the local Deseret Industries branch, where I met and worked with many wonderful people. I recently received my call to serve in the South Carolina Columbia Mission, where I will be serving The Lord as a full-time sister missionary.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are active members, and my father served a mission in his youth. I grew up in a family that believed in the Gospel. My siblings and I grew up learning the stories from the scriptures, and my mother's siblings all served missions and set examples for us. Up until I was in high school, I don't believe I had a very strong testimony for myself. This changed quite drastically when I took a seminary class from a teacher named Brother Dunn. We were studying the modern revelation and history of the Church, something I'd studying before, but this time, something was different. In that classroom, from that teacher, I saw firsthand the passion, the fire, the peace, the love, and the real truth of the Gospel, and I learned what it meant to have a relationship with God. Christ's Atonement took on a new meaning for me. It became something both profoundly vast and infinitely personal. I recognized God's hand in my life, and I really felt what it meant to be a daughter of God. I know God loves me. I know this is His gospel. I know He lives, and know Christ is His Son, and our Savior. Everything I am, I owe to Them. I love Them, and I choose to serve Them.

How I live my faith

Throughout my youth, I had many wonderful opportunities to be involved in faith-building activities. When I was 14, I was able to attend a special week-long activity at the local college called "Especially For Youth", where I was able to meet and learn with many young people my own age. I actively participated in my religious classes, or seminary, during high school. As a young woman, I participated in the Youngg Women's program, and recently received an award for my efforts in that program. As a young adult, I served in my ward as Nursery leader, teaching and watching over the toddlers in the ward during the Sunday services. Currently, I am involved with our ward choir, and frequently accompany the choir with my violin.