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Hi I'm Nicole

I am an athlete. I am a medical student. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love being outdoors, rain or shine for sports and recreational activities . I enjoy playing piano and violin, and listening to all kinds of music. I am going to college for nursing. I am preparing to serve a mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have travelled to Peru for humanitarian service.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and was taught how to live the teachings of the gospel throughout my childhood. I continue to live by the standards and values because of the pure joy and happiness that it gives me. I am a Mormon because it is through the eternal plan of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father that I can live with my family forever in God's holy presence by following the Savior's examples and teachings and living by the standards of the church.

How I live my faith

I enjoy going to church services every Sunday. I share my testimony of the gospel with those around me. I have been called to serve as a missionary of the church and to share the gospel with those I meet.

What is the First Vision?

Nicole
The First Vision refers to the time when Joseph Smith, a prophet of the restored gospel, went into a grove a trees known as the Sacred Grove. It was there that he inquired of God (James 1:5) as to which of the churches was true and which he should join. It was then that God and the Son, Jesus Christ, two separate beings appeared to him in the grove and gave him the answer that none of the churches were completely true and that was the beginning of the restoration of the priesthood keys and the gospel on the earth. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Nicole
God created each of us in His own image. By taking care of our bodies properly, we show respect for ourselves, as well as for the blessing of having a body given to us by our Father in Heaven. What we do to our bodies affects our spirits as well. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Nicole
Anyone may join the church regardless of race, age, or nationality. We invite all to come unto Christ. As for the priesthood, any man living worthily may hold the priesthood as a member of the church. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Nicole
Not all members of the church are required to serve missions. It is recommended that all worthy and able young men beginning at the age of 18 serve missions of a period of 2 years. It is not required of women to serve missions either. But if they are willing and able and have a desire to serve the Lord and bring others unto him, they may serve missions beginning at the age of 19, for a period of 18 months. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Nicole
In The Family: A Proclamation to the World, it is said that marriage between and man and a woman is ordained of God. The church does not promote same-sex or homosexual relationships, as it does not uphold the foundational unit, the family. However, those who consider to be part of the LGBT community are to be treated as beloved sons and daughters of God with no judgement brought forth, as with anyone else. Show more Show less