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Hi I'm Nicole Rindlisbacher

I grew up in Utah. I love riding horses, and being outdoors spending time with friends and family. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a big family of 9 kids. I am 2cd to youngest out of 5 brothers and 3 sisters. I love my family more than anything in this world, and find so much joy spending time with them. Our family continues to grow as siblings are getting married and having kids of their own. Being an aunt is so much fun! :) As a family we love to watch movies, go boating, have outdoor barbecues, play games, travel, and spend holidays together. I am a college student at Utah Valley University. I also love horses, and a hobby I had growing up was barrel racing at rodeos. Something about the crowds, lights, music always got me going back for more. Sometimes I take my horses out in the mountains and go on long rides by myself. There's something about being in nature that feels so peaceful and relaxing, especially while riding my horse. I love outdoors, and any activity you can find doing outside. Dirt biking, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, running....I love it all. :) I also love to sing and dance, and was involved with my dance and choir groups throughout high school. I love summer and would much rather live somewhere blazing hot than a place that snows. I've never been a fan of winters! I love life, and am grateful to be here on earth at this time where there is so much opportunity to do good for those struggling, and helping those in need around us.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because just like any person on earth, I use to have questions of why i'm here, where I am going after this life, and where I came from before I was born. The answers came when I read the Book of mormon, and prayed whether it's true or not. God will answer your questions, we just have to ask like in James 1:5, "If any of you lack Wisdom, Let him ask of god." Being a Member of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints has brought me more joy in my life than anything else. It has given me continuing hope when trials get hard, And an understanding of my pre-mortal existence, and understanding of what will happen after this life. That's what gives me the strength to endure this hard imperfect life of mine. Knowing Jesus Christ suffered in the garden of Gethsemane, so you and I can repent of our sins, and be perfect as he was. We also have temples where through the restored power of gods priesthood, we are able to be sealed to our families for all time and eternity. This right here is what holds my faith together is the blessings the temple brings. The knowledge of an eternal family makes it easier when loved ones pass away because i Know i will be with them again after this life. I am a mormon because this gospel has been a light in my life through the dark times. No one is perfect, and as mormons, we believe in repentance and second chances, because god is there with a stretched out hand to help us when we mess up, we just have to grab onto him. I know that Jesus Christ's church has been restored on this earth today because of my testimony I have gained by reading the book of mormon and praying about it.

How I live my faith

I go to church every sunday where I am able to reconnect my day with God, and keeping sunday a sacred day because It's the day of worship. I say my prayers Every morning/night, and read/study my scriptures everyday which includes the Bible both Old and New testament, and also the Book of Mormon which is another testament of Jesus Christ. Because I believe in Jesus Christ, I want follow after his example, and find myself gaining much joy in serving and helping others as he did while here on earth. By doing so, I have a calling in my church where I help teach young kids about Jesus Christ, and how we can become more like him. I don't get paid to serve in this calling, but i do it because Like in Isaiah 55:1, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat." God doesn't want us to be paid in our church callings because it should not be a job, but an act of service giving our time with no pay which shows God our love for him and his children. I visit teach ladies in my church which means I go out once a month to 2-3 ladies which I am assigned to teach them, and see if I can help with anything. It's again, serving others like in Hebrews 6:10, "God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them." Our church really focuses on helping others, and those in need like the story of the good Samaritan who helped the guy that was beat up and left on the road to die. The good Samaritan took him in and helped him. Every Monday night we have family home evening where as a family, we have games, treats, and someone teaches a lesson about the teachings of Jesus Christ or something they learned in church, during scripture reading, a spiritual experience they had, anything that is centered around our church. We do this because the family unit is a big part of our faith, and having family home evening helps us grow closer together as a family.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Nicole Rindlisbacher
Joseph Smith Jr. was born in 1805 in Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont, to Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith. He had 10 brothers and sisters. His parents taught him to pray, read the Bible, and to have faith in God. At age 14, as an answer to fervent prayer, Joseph saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in his First Vision. At age 17, Joseph began to receive heavenly messengers who prepared him for his role in the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. He was a prophet, just like Moses, Isaiah and others in biblical times. He was strengthened by God to fulfill His mission much as was Jeremiah who said, “Ah Lord God! Behold I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak” (Jeremiah 1:6-7). Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Nicole Rindlisbacher
I too will soon be a missionary for my church, and as missionaries, we will share a message about Jesus Christ and His Atonement for all people. We teach about our Heavenly Father’s great plan of salvation, which allows all people the opportunity to return to Him. We will talk about temples, and the eternal blessings that come from them. We talk about the Book of mormon which is another testament of Jesus Christ, and the keystone of our religion. Show more Show less