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Hi I'm Erin

I'm a wife, homemaker, and community volunteer. I love to make my kids smile. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother of three. I love to teach my kids new things and watch them learn and grow each day. In college I studied music and then got a master's degree in Public Administration. I try to apply my education by volunteering in the community wherever I live. Currently I manage an orchestra in our area. In my spare time I do lots of laundry, cooking, and cleaning, but most of all I love to read.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family with parents who taught me about Jesus Christ and his gospel. We read the scriptures as a family each morning before school. When I was a teenager, I started reading the scriptures by myself each day. Over time, this helped me gain my own conviction that this church is true. I want everyone to be able to experience the happiness that comes from being baptized as Jesus was baptized and following the path that He leads.

How I live my faith

Family is very important to me. I try my best to be a good example to my children and teach them what's right. I try to make our home a peaceful place for our family. I try to keep a positive attitude in hard times. Everyone has trials or tough spots in life, and regularly reading my scriptures and praying helps me find joy and meaning as I focus on my Savior, Jesus Christ. Service is another important part of my faith. I serve in the church by working with the children each Sunday and making preparations for them during the week. I also visit a few women in the church on a regular basis and do what I can to help them with whatever they may need (listening, cooking a meal, watching their kids for a few hours, etc.). I try to serve friends and neighbors when they are going through a hard time or have a need.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Erin
You can visit http://www.mormon.org/missionaries/ and have Mormon missionaries come and meet with you to talk about the church and answer your questions. Missionaries are men and women, typically ages 19-23 who dedicate 18-24 months to help people like you. You may have seen them around the area where you live. They wear church dress and have black name tags. I was a missionary in Germany and Austria, where I really enjoyed talking with others about my church and serving in any way that I could. You can also visit http://www.mormon.org/worship/ where you can find the address and meeting times of a church near you. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Erin
Mormon women are like women all over the world. They believe in good and right; modesty and virtue; education and accomplishment. Yes, Mormons believe strongly in the equality of men and women. Although women do not receive priesthood responsibilities within the church, they do receive every blessing that comes through that priesthood. Husbands and wives work together in the home, and neither is subservient to the other. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Erin
The Word of Wisdom is a law of health, revealed by God through the prophet Joseph Smith. By keeping this law, we receive blessings of energy, health, and strength in our lives. To get these blessings we eat foods that are good for us (basically what is in the food guide pyramid), and we don't eat or drink foods or substances that are harmful for our bodies--drugs, alcohol, tobacco, tea, and coffee. Show more Show less