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Hi I'm Nikora Smith

I'm a Maori-Canadian raised in Southern Alberta. I love my family, reggae music, rugby, and longboarding. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a spontaneous, effervescent 21 year old who recently returned from a mission for the Church to New Zealand, my home-land! It was amazing. I love to be active, and rugby is my favourite sport. A little tidbit about me, I'm trying to read a book a month this year to expand my intellect! Right now, I am sorting and sifting and weighing up my options on what I want to do with my life, but basically I want to work as a sports psychologist or therapist in New Zealand, and raise a family there, or where the Lord needs me! I plan on attending college in the fall, and am super excited to learn and progress!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the Church since I was born. I enjoyed the environment that it gave me growing up, and that's what's helped me stay in the church. I chose to stay in the gospel because I know for myself that it is from a loving Father in heaven for our benefit and growth. Nothing has had such a profound effect on my life as living the teachings of Jesus Christ have. It helps every action I make have purpose, and allows me to achieve a more full potential in my life and the lives of my loved ones. It's all about progression!

How I live my faith

Well, I try to never pass up an opportunity to serve, whether it is at a local service event, or on the street with someone I see who needs help. My goal is to serve and be like the Savoiur. The Saviour went about doing good, and I'm a big believer in the truth that "When [we] are in the service of our fellow beings, we are only in the service of [our] God." You feel closer to God and Jesus Christ as you grow closer to others by serving them. I spend some time with the missionaries, helping new friends of the church or recent converts become adjusted to the wonderful lifestyle the gospel brings.