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Hi I'm Nic

I am a Dad, Husband, ex-college hoops player, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey there! I'm a 33 year old Husband to the love of my life Liselle. Yes, Liselle; like the one in The Sound of Music. We have been married for ten years, and they have been the best times of my life. I am the father of three beautiful children (one girl and two boys). I served as a missionary for the LDS church in Scotland and love and think about those great people every day. I am a tall guy, 6'9", and played college basketball at Southern Utah University as well as a little semi-pro ball in the ABA. Now, i just play for fun and exercise. I work as a financial advisor and love helping people plan for their future. I'm a true Star Wars nerd, and love movies and music. I currently have a little band and love playing guitar, singing, and writing songs. I grew up in the Salt Lake Valley. I love the Utah Jazz, BYU sports, The Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and the San Francisco 49ers. I love all sports, and love to play them at any chance I can. I enjoy being with my family and close friends more than anything. I cherish the time I have to spend with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a wonderful family and grew up attending my local church services each week. Some refer to that as being "raised in the church". I loved going each week, learning about Christ and His teachings, and spending that time with my friends. I always had a beleif in God and His Son, Jesus Christ. I had felt their love for me at a very young age. As I got older, I still followed those feelings and beleifs. As I started to have a desire to change my beleif into knowledge I enrolled in the seminary program. We started with studying the Book of Mormon and were issued a challenge at the beginning of the course to read its pages, think and ponder about the teachings, and to pray and ask God if the book were true and from Him. After a few months of study, I had stong feelings that I needed to really take that challenge to heart. I had many things on my mind, and my parents counseled me to think things out, and to pray and ask for an answer. As I did, I received the confirmation that I sought. I felt the Holy Ghost so strongly that I could not doubt that God knew me personally, that He was interested in me, and that He loved me. I gained a knowledge that the Book of Mormon is true, that Joseph Smith was a true prophet, and that the gospel of Jesus Christ was on the earth today. I have learned through these strong feelings in my heart that God speaks to us just like He did in ancient times through prophets, that families can be together forever, and that death is not the end of our existence.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is a daily thing. Prayer, scripture study, and looking out for my neighbors and those around me are things I strive to do each day. Is it easy? No. Do I make mistakes? Yes. All I can do is learn from them, ask forgiveness from my Savior and those I may have affected, and push forward with the hope that I can get better. Each week as a family we take some time to talk about the gospel. We read scripture stories, play games, and our favorite thing is to make treats and deliver them to families in the neighborhood. I feel that everyone needs to feel appreciated and valued, so I try to help at least one person each day to feel that about themselves. Whether it's saying hello to someone I pass at work, or helping someone with their groceries. Acts of service help me to feel, and share the love that God has for all of us.