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Hi I'm Eric

I look at life through different lenses. I love learning. I have a twin sister. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi my name is Eric. I grew up in Texas on a ranch and am number 6 of a family of 8 kids. I'm currently a sophmore in college and I still havent decided on a major yet, I guess I should do that pretty soon. When I was little I really liked watching TV and playing video games and being with my cousins who lived on the ranch with us. In middle school I suppose most would have considered me a nerd. I was the quiet Band-type who liked to be with his Star Wars book. In high school i was really involved in extra curricular activities. I loved Band, Theater (mostly technical theater, but some musicals too), Peer Assistant Leadership, Teen Court, Boy Scouts, Graphic Arts, and making films and documentaries. I served a 2-year mission in the South American country of Uruguay. There I learned about their culture and language (Spanish) and i grew to love all of it! Now i am at school, still undecided about what I want to do for a career. But, life goes on and i'm sure that I and the Lord will be able to figure all that out. Till then, I continue going to school, volunteering with the Student Council in the Videography department, learning how to dance, reading good books, writing and spending time with friends. I love my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Ever since I was little I was told that if I wanted to know if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the true church of God on the Earth, that I should read the Book of Mormon and ask God in prayer if it was true. But knowing this didn’t always interest me. My family is Mormon. And so I would go to church every Sunday, pray with my family, and read the Bible and the Book of Mormon, mostly because my parents wanted me to. It was just a part of normal life for me. However when I was about 14 or so, my life began to be really hard. My Uncle, Aunt, and Grandmother all died the year before, I didn’t have many friends and I was in the middle of all the social pressures of the first years of High school. Though I tried not to show it, I was sad a lot. Then I came across a scripture from the Doctrine and Covenants (a collection of modern-day revelations given to Joseph Smith) that spoke of “trials being for but a moment” and of friends waiting to receive us with warm hearts and friendly hands. I wanted to believe it with all of my heart—that the hardships that I was going through right now wouldn’t last long, but that I could go to a Heaven where my friends would welcome me. So I decided to find out for myself it was true. I decided to read the book of Mormon and pray and ask God if it and the Church and its teachings were His truth. At first I didn't feel much when I would pray. But then, after about 2 weeks, I decided that I REALLY needed to know if this was true or not. And as I prayed that night, I felt an overwhelming peace come over me. It felt like my chest was lighter than before. The feeling was wonderful! I knew it must have come from God, for what better way for God to communicate than through Peace? I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and testifies of Christ, our only hope for salvation and eternal happiness. I know that we are guided by the Prophet of God in these days. God has answered my prayer. I am Happy!

How I live my faith

As a college student, I attend church every Sunday. I currently serve in the church as a "Hometeacher" which is a service that all of the men participate in as we visit certain families of the congregation to make sure all of their spiritual, and many times, temporal needs are met. I study the scriptures every day and attend and institute of religion every week. But besides all of the formal ways, I try to live my Faith by how I act and treat my fellow students and teachers. As a student leader in the Student Service association at my University, I try to be an example of a follower of Christ so that by them knowing me, they will want to get to know Christ and come closer to Him. The Fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the church and the Bible and the Book of Mormon, has shown me the importance of every human soul, and I try to show that with every person that I meet. They are special and are loved. Anything I can do to show that, I will do.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

We believe the Bible to be the Word of God. It is inspired of God, and written by His prophets. It testifies of Christ and teaches us His gospel. It is a necessary part of the Word of God revealed to his children on the Earth. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. Together these two books fulfill the requirement that "In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established" The Bible is compliments and is complimented by the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less