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Hi I'm Nachelle

I grew up in Southern Utah. I am a swimmer, swim teacher, volleyball player, and pianist. I am nurse-to-be. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student but will take a break for eighteen months to serve God's beautiful children in Oklahoma. I plan on going back to school to become a licensed Registered Nurse and would love to work in Labor and Delivery. Life is so BeAuTiFuL! I enjoy traveling the world with my family, learning about all different cultures, and experiencing parts of this world God created that are unique and foreign to my life thus far. While I am not in any way shape or form creative or crafty, I love admiring others God given talents to create. I absolutely love watching others paint and draw or seeing the final product of someones photography skills or any other kind of creation- it amazes me! The opportunities that God gives us are endless and they can bring us such joy!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of active members in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon church), and this is what I have always known. I have always believed what I have been taught in church and at home, but it wasn't until I was about 12 or 13 that I started to learn if the Mormon church was true or not. I had a "best friend" who wasn't the best influence on me. That is when I begun to realize the person I was becoming wasn't the person I wanted to become nor did I believe my Father in Heaven wanted me to become. It was with this realization I let go of this "friend" and started changing my life back to how I was taught that I would find the most joy in life- by following my Savior and trying to be like Him and serving others was my main focus. It's when I had started to change that I realized how much happier I was, and how I could feel the peace, joy and comfort in my heart that comes only through the Holy Ghost, or the Spirit. It is through this initial change that I came to know my Savior in a very real way. Throughout the following years I have relied heavily on Christ and with continuing faith in God's plan for me and our Savior's atonement I have come closer to both my Father in Heaven and my Savior. I have had many more life-changing experiences that I would love to share about how I was able to strengthen my testimony, but I don't have room. Among these were trials and being bullying during my high school volleyball years, seeing the miraculous recovery of my dad's broken back and being able to do everything he wants to still, and living with a roommate my freshman year of college whose beautiful life was ended through her suicide. Each of these, although difficult, didn't make me ask "Why God? Why did this happen to me?". It showed me how much God loves me, because he sent many people into my life who were blessings and strengthened me during my weakest moments. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and I love it!

How I live my faith

This past school year, I have served in my ward as the choir director. I loved being able to serve the children of God in my ward through leading the music! Music can be such a powerful influence on your life, the way you act, and how you feel. With uplifting music like the hymns in the Latter-day Saint Hymnbook, anyone can feel the good feeling, or Holy Ghost, if they want to while listening to the powerful statements that testify of God and Jesus Christ in the hymn's lyrics. I have previously served in various church callings that let me lead and serve my fellow youth. I wanted to be everyone's friend, someone to look to for advice, or someone to ask for help when needed. I looked out for my young women, and tried to help meet their needs as I saw them because I love them and I want to make sure that they know they have someone who cares about them. I want to show my faith in God and by doing what they have asked of me. In the Book of Mormon (as well as in the Bible), Christ asks the people in the Americas after his resurrection from death "what manner of men ought ye to be?" and answers his own question saying "Verily, I say unto you, even as I am." (3 Nephi 27:27). I strive to live my faith by continually repenting and using the ultimate gift that our Savoir has given to us, the atonement, to work towards becoming more like Christ. Although I am not perfect, I know that after I do all that I can do, Christ's grace will help me the rest of the way as I am continually striving to do better. And I know that you, any of you, have been given the opportunity to utilize Christ's atonement, grace, and mercy as much as I am able to too. Even better, I know that you can learn this for yourself too! I testify to you, that if you read the Book of Mormon, follow it's teachings (which are words from God spoken through His prophets), and ask with a real desire and intent to know if it's true- God will let you know and you will be able to feel it in your heart.