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Hi I'm Oliver Schick

I was raised in Davis County, Utah. I'm an Engineering Major at Weber State University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a university student at Weber State, where I study Manufacturing Engineering Technology. I've always wanted to do something technical or scientific since I was a little kid. My dreams ranged from Astronaut to physicist, but I've found a love in Engineering. I love to design things and build things and make an idea become real, and through my major I can make that happen. I've been LDS my whole life, but I went through a period of inactivity. My entire life turned around when I started coming back to church. I used to listen to heavy metal music a lot. One day I through out all of that music and bought a Mormon Tabernacle Choir CD. My roommate thought some missionary had broken into our apartment and was listening to music when I started playing it! Since I started coming back to church I decided I want to serve a mission. I am currently a Missionary serving in Russia. I think that's really awesome, because it's right where I wanted to serve! I'd prayed for months, saying "I'll go anywhere you want me to go Heavenly Father, but please send me to Russia!" I'm exceedingly blessed to have that prayer granted.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has always been LDS. I was baptized when I was 8, like most other LDS youth. I continued to be strong in the church until I was about 16, when I started to fall away. I would sneak home from church early, I wouldn't pray or read my scriptures. When I left for university I stopped going to church altogether. I lost my testimony, my knowledge of the truthfulness of the Gospel. I remember being in my room one night, in the dark, and wondering what would happen when I died. I had no concept of heaven anymore. All I could imagine was nothingness, and that was the most terrifying thought I'd ever had. Then one day, because of the invitation of a friend to come to his Sister's homecoming, I felt a warmth in my chest. I felt a happiness and a calmness that I hadn't felt in a long time. I prayed about it, and I was so overcome with love, joy and peace that I couldn't get words out of my mouth anymore. The feeling I felt was from Jesus Christ. Since that time I have had countless experiences that, to me, prove that Jesus Christ lives and that He has restored his Gospel to this earth through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Book of Mormon Testifies of it. The Bible testifies of it. The millions of members of the LDS Church testify of it. I chose to serve a mission to bring that same feeling of peace and love to as many people as possible. It is such a special blessing. The Lord can do anything if you allow Him to touch your heart.

How I live my faith

Before I left on my mission, I was a Sunday School teacher. I taught the 14 year olds. We had the coolest class in the ward! Being able to prepare a lesson was a learning opportunity for the kids, but also for myself and the other teacher in my class. We both learned so much from the youth as we discussed the lessons with them. I was also a home teacher, which means I would go visit families with another member of the ward. It was a special opportunity to see what I could do to help these families as they struggled with their various difficulties in life. I spend a lot of time studying my scriptures and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We live in a time where there is a HUGE amount of information about the Church, and being able to live in this time and use these resources is a blessing.