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Hi I'm Nadia

I'm an unusual mix of Iraqi and Jamaican, from the UK,and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a daughter, a sister, a niece, a granddaughter but most importantly I am a child of God. I plan to pursue a career in nursing at university. I love to cook especially my tradition West Indian and Arabic cuisine. I love spending time with my family as much as possible, I am one of three siblings and the eldest. I am currently learning to play the piano which is fun. I'm a pretty outgoing girly girl overall. I am very proud of my heritage. I tend to go more to my Iraqi side as my father is from Mosul and we try to keep the culture.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon when I had reached a difficult place in my life. Although I was a catholic, I hadn't been to church in years. I was looking at many religions including Islam and I was so confused. I didn't know which way to turn. I prayed a lot and asked Heavenly Father for guidance. A few short days later, I bumped into the missionaries in my area. My prayers really had been answered. They taught me the Mormon teachings and answered any questions I had. I am very grateful to have met them. I had second thoughts and heard a lot of negative false doctrines about the church and my mama did not want me to join the church. I began to get cold feet my missionaries tried to encourage me and told me to pray and I will know whether the Book of Mormon was the truth or not. One night a vision came to me I didn't see a face but I was told to follow my heart. I got baptized a month after being introduced to the church. I didn't want to wait and I had to have an operation so I brought my baptism date forward. Since then my mood has improved and I have a purpose in life my behavior has also changed. I love the church standards. It helps the youth to shy away from sin and temptations which is very refreshing in the society we live in. I am so happy and grateful to be a member of the true church.

How I live my faith

I do my best to read my scriptures daily and stick to the commandments. I attend church on a weekly basis and attend FHE at church, as well as other church related activities. I am in close correspondence with my ward missionaries and try to live a Christ -centred life. The Missionary who baptized me taught me to pray always and I always do. I pray when I wake up and before I go to bed at meal times and sometimes just to thank Heavenly Father for the day or for just being there and loving me. Nobody who walked this earth was perfect except for Jesus Christ. My faith enables me to be a better person. So I try my best to help others out who are less fortunate than myself a small act of kindness can have a big impact on someone's day.