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Hi I'm Nahiomi

I was born in Spain. I'm the fourth of 12 kids in my family. I'm serving an 18 month mission in Santiago, Chile. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the fourth of 12 kids and I absolutely adore my family. My parents are converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, both from Puerto Rico, who married young. We just got back to the States from serving a nine month mission In Guatemala for the Church. The focus was Strengthening Marriage and Families. When I'm not with my family I am a Junior in college, studying premed. Someday, I'll be an Ob/Gyn. I LOVE to travel. My favorite places to visit have been Honduras, Guatemala, the Bahamas, and the Virgin Islands. For now though, I'm taking a break from all that to serve the Lord and the people of Chile for 18 months. I couldn't be happier.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents, previously Catholic, converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a couple of months after getting married. It changed their lives. However, I was born into it. I grew up praying and reading from the scriptures daily. There comes a point when a developing adult has to wonder, will this change me and if so, when? The change didn't happen magnificently. It was gradual and came as I lived the gospel and prayed for truth. I have always believed that I belong to the true Church of Jesus Christ. I didn't really know it until I was in college and on my own. There was no one to wake me up at 8am to get ready for church. There was no one reminding me to pray and read the scriptures. I continue to do those things because they bring ultimate happiness to my life. I fall to my knees daily because I know a loving Father in Heaven is there, waiting to listen and comfort and rejoice. I know that Joseph Smith restored the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. I believe in modern revelation. I know that God speaks to me because I have benefitted from his guidance countless times. He speaks to living prophets as He did in times of old. Jesus Christ is my Savior, my Redeemer, and my brother. He atoned for my sins--something I cannot even begin to comprehend, but something I rejoice in and am forever thankful for. Although I will never be able to repay Him for that, I will spend my life trying to because I know He lives. I know He loves me. I am a Mormon because the restored gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by putting first the things that matter most. To me, that means putting God, my family, and the needs of others before my own. I've served in my ward as a Nursery leader, which is basically taking care of the babies at Church. That probably sounds crazy, but it's beautiful to be around such sweet spirits. I've served as a compassionate service leader a.k.a looking out for anyone who may need a helping hand, a smile, or (quite often) a dozen cookies. My favorite opportunity to serve has been indexing for genealogical work. It consists of reading a sloppy, handwritten census from a couple 100 years back and typing out the information. Because of this work, eventually temple work can be preformed for those people. My part is small, but helping in any way those who have moved on, who can't help themselves, is a blessing to me. I am about to drop everything important in my life to do the most important thing. God has asked me to serve a mission in Chile for 18 months and I have accepted that call to serve. I live my faith by putting Him first.