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Hi I'm Erik

I'm a Mormon. And I love it.

About Me

I have been blessed with the most amazing family anyone could ask for. Although of a different faith, they have played a central role in who I have become and who I am becoming today. I consider them to be the greatest blessing I have been given. I recently graduated from Brigham Young University and am currently employed as a healthcare administrator. My life certainly isn't perfect, I have challenges and problems like everyone else, but I'm happy. Every day I live is a great blessing - because of what I know and believe in.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in my family, we lived as faithful members of another Christian faith. Through my early years I gained the most important witness of our Savior Jesus Christ. Our family went to church each week to listen to the counsel the church leaders had to offer the congregation that particular week. Despite this way of growing up bringing great joy and comfort, I felt there was more hope and comfort our Savior wanted to bestow me. I'll never forget the first time I read the Book of Mormon. As I finished reading the book of Enos I had to ask myself if this was what I had been searching for. As I sat and thought and prayed for direction - I felt very distinctly a burning feeling in my heart. I had felt this burning feeling before when I came to accept Jesus Christ as my personal Savior but this time the burning was one of complete comfort, peace and wholeness. I knew I'd felt the Spirit of God express to me rather than words heard "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true." I'm a Mormon because I know without a shadow of doubt this is the work of our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

At the age of 19 I served a mission in the California Los Angeles Mission for the church. Serving a mission was undoubtedly the greatest decision I have ever made to this day. I loved being a missionary because it taught me in two years what I probably would not have learned in 100 years. While I had already learned what it means to sacrifice and serve the Lord through obeying the commandments and standing for what is right, on my mission I obtained a great spiritual conversion of how much He truly loves each and every one of us. This conversion more than likely came as a result of intently praying as if all relied on Him and acted as if it all relied on me. However the most important way I live my faith is by trying to be the best person I can in order to show everyone around me that living the gospel of Jesus Christ doesn't take the fun out of life but can make one happier than what we could ever imagine.