Nicolaas Lems
Estrela the Star by Nicolaas Lems     
Estrela’s one desire was to be the brightest star in the sky. Every night she
would shine with all her might, so that people would notice her and take
an interest in her. One day an evil cloud appeared in the sky, and devised
a plan to stop the star from achieving her goal. Little did this cloud know,
Estrela the star had help. With determination, perseverance, and the help
of an earthly friend, Estrela conquers the cloud, and achieves her goal.
Nicolaas Lems was born and raised in West Valley City, Utah. He now lives in Magna, UT with
his lovely wife Ranae.  Nicolaas is currently pursuing a career in education.  He loves to teach
and see the excitement the students get when they learn something new. He also enjoys
doing many other things as well, including camping, hiking, playing the piano, and spending
time with his family.

Estrela the Star was inspired while Nicolaas was serving a mission for the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints in Brazil.  For this mission Nicolaas had to learn the Portuguese
language.  While studying the language, Nicolaas learned many words including the names of
the characters in his story.  The names of the characters in the story are their respective
Portuguese words associated with them.

Nicolaas loves to share his story with everybody, and is excited to share it with anyone who will
read it.