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Hi I'm Nina

I'm from Portland, Oregon. I'm a nursing major at BYU. I'm a geek. I'm Mormon.

About Me

I play piano, and someday I'd love to learn how to play a harp. I love reading, baking, and dancing. I live near the Oregon coast, and really enjoy spending time on the beach. I was in the high school colorguard and competed at international championships - I can't decide whether I liked the contemporary dance or the rifle more. I love spending time with my family and friends!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in to this church, but I haven't just happened to stay in it. I continue to choose to stay because I love the light it brings to my life. Everyday I make decisions, and the gospel of Christ helps me to make better decisions. When I live the gospel, I'm happier, kinder, and wiser. I've gotten better at looking at my life with a long-term perspective, and I can deal with problems with much more patience, whether those problems are big or small. I know this gospel is true - the Book of Mormon is what it claims to be, there is a God and there is a Redeemer, and we can return to God's presence! This testimony has been an anchor to me all my life, and it is everything to me.

How I live my faith

I don't currently have a calling, as I've returned to my home ward for only about 6 weeks until I leave to serve a mission! I've been a ward organist, family home evening leader, and youth family history counselor. Being the organist for my church was definitely my favorite calling, as I enjoy listening to people sing (I'm not much of a singer myself). I was in multiple youth presidencies to help organize and host weekly activities - these activities could range from raking leaves as service, to playing a giant game of Life. I visit taught a number of girls - with a companion, we would visit girls and make sure they were doing ok, give them an inspirational message, and maybe drop off cookies or something fun. I'm now good friends with many of the girls I visit taught, and love visiting teaching!