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Hi I'm Jonah Nicoll

I have grown up in Alaska. I have been a member all of my life. I am about to go on a mission to Argentina. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read. I love to look at the beauty in this world. I love to learn. I like thai food, writing, playing with my younger brothers, joking, informal sports, exploring, singing, and just enjoying whatever life brings. I have just graduated Highschool, which I spent the majority of in Homeschool. I am excited for what my future will hold. I love to think talk about ideas and events. With most people, I just enjoy talking through Ideas, but with my best friend, I like to throw them out with high velocity and see if they stick. People think that we argue all the time, but we are really just enjoying ourselves. I love God's influence in my life, and I love him for what he has done for me. As I am writing this, I am only a few days away from entering the Missionary Training Center in Provo to begin a Mission for the Church. I will be serving in Argentina. I am excited, and terrified!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for many reasons. One reason is because my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and ancestors remained true to the Gospel. Some of them were found by Missionaries, learned of the Gospel's truth, and faithfully lived it to the end of their lives. Other ancestors remained true to his gospel in spite of difficult family circumstances and harrowing trials. Other ancestors remained true to the faith of their fathers. All of this heritage was passed down to me, and I was taught to love God and to follow him from an early age. When I became a Deacon in the Priesthood at 12 years old, I learned to feel his spirit and to appreciate the peace the gospel brings into my life. But one can only learn so much from good, positive feelings and heritage. I have learned so much of God's love and mercy in my life from my most miserable moments. There have been a few times where I have made choices that separated me temporarily from God and his blessings. I have put myself in a Hell of my making. Nothing could deliver me, but to apply the Atonement of Christ to my life and to plead for His forgiveness. I had to go through many difficult experiences to fully repent of what I had done, but I know that it was only through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and his Mercy that I was delivered, and felt the weight of sin leave my life. His Atonement, and the many blessings Jesus Christ has given me day by day, have also helped me through trials of depression, death, worry, and weakness beyond what I could have done for myself. I am a Mormon because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only sure foundation for happiness in this life and in the world to come.

How I live my faith

Every day, I try to study the scriptures. Reading the word of God always brings the spirit into my day, and makes me clearheaded and centered. I also pray to God Morning and Evening for the strength I need to withstand temptation and to have the energy for the day. Every Sunday, I participate in the Sacrament, where I covenant with God to always remember him, to keep his commandments, and to take upon him his name. One major element of taking upon me his name is to share the gospel with those who do not have it in their lives, so that they can be blessed as I have. One of the most important ways that I will do this in my life is to serve a full time mission for the Lord. Also as part of my Sacramental Covenant, I try to keep his commandments always, and to repent when I mess up. This allows me to keep his spirit, and peace, with me always, providing protection, joy and guidance in my life. In the Temple of God, I participate in Baptisms (by proxy) for the dead, and have recently made vital sacred covenants with God in the temple. I know that the gospel has blessed me in my life, and has given me a joy and freedom that I could not find anywhere else. All of these things that I have mentioned as part of my faith have brought me lasting joy.