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Hi I'm Nichole

I have grown up in Arizona. I am a student with aspirations of becoming a labor and delivery nurse one day. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy crafting and that includes anything from scrap booking and sewing to anything in between. I also enjoy any opportunity I have to get outside to hike or camp, but only when it isn't too hot. While outdoors I always have my camera with me and try to get as many pictures in as I can. I am a student right now at a Medical Institute and hope to be pursing a nursing degree one day that will allow me the chance to work in labor and delivery. I am a convert to the church, I started investigating the church as I began to feel that the churches my family had been taking me to were missing something. At the age of sixteen I started attending an LDS church and taking missionary discussions. I felt that I wanted to be baptized, but my family was not supportive so I continued attending church and when I turned eighteen I, again, made the decision to be baptized as an adult.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was searching for a church that had all of the little puzzle peaces put together and when I found the LDS church I felt that it was right. My parents had me baptized Catholic and I even went through Reconciliation with the church. I remember feeling that something was not right and that I did not want to participate in Catholic church practices, but I was young and wanted to please my parents. Eventually my parents stopped having our family attend the Catholic church and switched over to sporadically attending nondenominational Christian churches, but I still felt like something was missing. As I got older we went from trying to attend church "when we could" to only going for important holidays. Finally I began to do my own searching and praying. I ended up settling with feeling that there was not a church that agreed with all of my personal beliefs but that God still existed. Just when I thought I would end up living without a true church my best friend told me about his church and I decided to give it a try. The first day I walked through the doors of the LDS church I felt an undeniable since of peace and comfort. I knew that day, before I even met with missionaries, that I wanted to be apart of this church. On March 30,2013 I was baptized. I have felt so much comfort since my baptism and appreciate every blessing I have had since I became a member of the church.

How I live my faith

I currently have the calling of ward missionary in my community ward. I get to go out with the missionaries and help them teach lessons about the church to investigators or sometimes even street contacts. I appreciate the opportunity to be a ward missionary because it was not too long ago that I was being taught by the missionaries. It is such a powerful experience to help others learn about the church that has brought me so much comfort and happiness.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

We believe that some people on Earth may not have had the chance to be baptized before they have passed on so we preform a baptism by proxy for them it is still that persons choice to accept the baptism or deny the baptism. Baptism by proxy means that a member of the church stands in place for the person who has passed away. Show more Show less