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Hi I'm Nicholas Riehle

I grew up in Northern Virginia. I am going on a mission to Cote d'Ivoire. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from high school in Northern Virginia. I spend my free time singing, participating in musicals and hanging out with my friends. I also like playing games with my family, watching movies and goofing around with my brother. I love learning in school and am excited to attend Brigham Young University in Provo after my two year mission for the LDS church to the Abidjan West, Cote d'Ivoire mission speaking French. In college, I want to study Political Science or International Relations and eventually marry and have a family.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have made the choice to follow Christ's example by being a member of His true church. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ is true because I asked God in prayer for a confirmation, and I recieved a witness from the Holy Ghost that it is. It has brought happiness to me and my family and I believe in the promises of the ever greater happiness it will bring for us in the eternities. I have been through struggles where I felt like I was in darkness and confusion, and I didn't know how to get out, but when I reached out to Christ He was there to lift me up. He payed for my and everyone's sins so that we can make mistakes and learn from them, and through that learning progress to one day be like our Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I have and have had a number of responsibilities that I have fulfilled in church. I have been responsible for recording notes from meetings and organizing Sunday school lessons in church, as well as leading other boys in my age group to grow spiritually. I have attended four years of seminary, or scripture study before school, and my friends at church and I always look for opportunities to help people. I am leaving soon to the Abidjan West, Cote d'Ivoire mission speaking French where I will teach and serve people.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Nicholas Riehle
While on earth we have been given several tools to guide us: the Holy Ghost, the scriptures, and Christ’s atonement. Through the Holy Ghost we receive revelation about the principles of the gospel and guidance in God’s law and the plan of salvation. The scriptures are revelation received by prophets teaching the principles of the gospel. Christ’s atonement allows for us to have access to mercy and have our sins forgiven. As preach my gospel says: “If not for the Savior Jesus Christ, death would end all hope for a future existence with Heavenly Father.” These gifts allow us to go through our mortal existence with a perspective of the eternal significance of our mortal decisions. Thus, life on earth isn’t a chore, but an opportunity and a blessing to progress and grow through making decisions and doing good things. Experiences we have in mortality can bring us happiness or sorrow and we can learn from these to distinguish good and evil. Later we can avoid Satan’s temptation of committing sin because we understand the consequences of those wrong decisions will not bring us closer to being like our heavenly father and having everlasting happiness. We have this freedom, so when we wonder why we are here the answer is to be able to progress and become our Heavenly Father, taking advantage of our freedom and agency with the knowledge he has provided us about good and evil. Show more Show less