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Hi I'm Erin

I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. I am also a convert to the church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

From the time I was a young child, I have always enjoyed traveling and meeting new people and cultures. Difference is beautifully fascinating to me. What wonderful opportunities we have each day of meeting someone new, who can also teach us something we might not have known before we met them. I truely believe knowledge is power. My father's job took us all over the United States. I believe I was at about 38 states by the time I was 12 years old. I couldn't wait to count all the places I had been on the map once we returned home. We did not have a lot of money growing up, so most of these places were seen by way of automobile. On special occasion, we flew by plane. I am so grateful for the many opportunities to become educated my family provided me with at such a young age. I believe this has prepared me in a way to come to know my Savior Jesus Christ. We all have the light of Christ in us. What a blessing it is for us to be able to share our gifts and talents with others, so they too may feel this light and truth.

Why I am a Mormon

At the age of 12, I decided not to be confirmed a member of the Catholic church. I continued to seek after the truth. In college, I studied various Eastern and Western religions, in combination with courses on spirituality. Reading is one of my pass-times. As I continued to grow in my relationship with my Heavenly Father, I knew there was something else out there I had not found yet. So I kept searching. Until one day my father was ill. He asked to be taken to the E.R. Since it was just him and I in the house, I suggested that he go to the chiropractor since he has never really been fond of the practice of medicine. After recieiving the care he needed from a local chiropractor, I felt inspiration to seek after this doctor of chiropractic as well. Fortunately, after putting off this inclination, I ran into Dr. Olson on the street going into a restuarant with his coworkers. After this experience, I was in his office the following week. This humble man shared his love for his Savior and church, which happened to be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I went to Border's Bookstore, bought the Book of Mormon and started reading it that night. Dr. Olson had shared with me now one of my favorite scripture's Moroni 10:3-5. What a wonderfully sacred scripture contained in Moroni. I prayed that night after I read a portion of the Book of Mormon and asked Heavenly Father if it is true. Within three days time, I recieved my answer. Yes, in fact it is true. All of it.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I attend Sacrament Meeting and my other scheduled classes. This is the key to how I spend the rest of my week. Keeping the Sabbath Day holy is sacred and carries personal meaning. As a child, my father would play classical music on the stereo and close the door to the cabinet containing the T.V. on Sunday's. All of us kids knew not to touch those doors once Dad had closed them. This was after we attended church in the morning. What a peaceful spirit this brought into the house. I really enjoyed this time in my spirit-filled home. Today I do my best to do the same. I do not go out to eat or spend money on Sunday's. This is the Lord's day of rest as it is mine. Reading scripture's daily comes in a close second most important ways I remain faithful. How are we supposed to grow in our testimonies of the Savior without reading about him? I am grateful for all of the various callings I have recieved in the church. I love serving others.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Erin
The Holy Bible is the Word of God. The Old Testament contains sacred texts written prior to the birth of Jesus Christ. Many prophets foretold of the coming of this Savior and Redeemer. The New Testament tells of the life of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His original church on the earth. The greatest event of all of history is recorded in this book. That event being the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ. The greatest thing about being a convert to the church is that I could still keep the Holy Bible I had already been learning from and studying. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. This does not take away, but adds to the wonderful stories written in the Holy Bible. Show more Show less