Hi I'm EraLeigh!
Hello! I live in a small town in Idaho where everyone knows everyone. My passions in life are art and photography. I am obsessed with interior design. I love to draw and sketch,paint,read,write short stories,collect vintage keys and photographs,sew and be crafty, and help and serve others.I like to bake,camp,garden,snowboard,hike,star-gaze,sing,dance,spend time with my family,and play with my nieces and nephews. I am a chocolate addict. A avid movie watcher.A history buff. A poetry lover. A comic book aficionado, and a superhero fanatic. A video gamer and a proud geek. Nothing gives me greater joy then helping and serving others. If it be a simple,friendly smile, or helping someone carry a bag of groceries to their car. Playing a game of peek-a-boo with a child, or even helping my mother by taking out the trash. Seeing someone's day, or burdens become easier, because of me, these little things give me the greatest happiness! Living and loving, as my Savior does is my greatest joy,and my earnest desire!
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy!Living my life in accordance to the teachings of Christ,and his Gospel,is such a joy! Some think that living this way is hard,or restrictive.I find it quite the opposite! By doing the things which I know to be right,I am able to be free from the guilt,addictions,and sorrows that come in this world.I'm not perfect,and not without my own trials;by being a member of Christ's church I am able to have the guidance I need to withstand the trials I face.To,"Choose the Right",and to do the things which will make me,and our Heavenly Father,the happiest! I'm a Mormon because I love my family! Through Christ's teachings I know that families are Eternal!How great a joy to know that the bonds of death cannot separate us from our loved ones!That we can,and will,be together with them again! I'm a Mormon because I know it to be true!I know that by living,and keeping,God's commandments I can be happy!That by doing these things,and enduring to the end I can live with God again someday! I know that Christ is our Savior.I know that God still speaks to us through modern revelation,through his prophets and apostles.I know that Joseph Smith restored Christ's church fully on the earth today;that he was indeed a prophet of God.I know Thomas S.Monson is a prophet of God living today.I know the Book of Mormon to be true,and is another testament of Jesus Christ.I know that families can be together forever. And most importantly, I know God loves me,and he loves YOU!
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
The Book of Mormon has brought me closer to our Heavenly Father by helping me clearly see the love he has for us, his children! He truly does love us!!! What loving father would send his children into the world, unprepared, and without guidance? The Book of Mormon is the tool in which our Father in Heaven has brought forth, for the guidance we need, to navigate this world full of trials, and hard decisions. I am so grateful to have the Book of Mormon in my life!For the peace, guidance and comfort that it gives me. Heavenly Father truly does love us. He wants us to come unto him. To be close to him, and to return to him. Contact your local missionaries and see what the Book of Mormon can do for your relationship with God, and how it can help guide and direct in your life.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by choosing to mirror my life, and my choices, after our Savior, Jesus Christ.The ultimate example in love and charity. There is a quote I love, and live by. It goes," There is a choice you have to make,in everything you do. And the choice you make,makes you." It's so TRUE! Your choices make you! Good or bad! Why not make the good ones then,right?! By striving to make good choices everyday.Finding ways to help and serve others. Honoring my parents. Loving unconditionally,like Christ. Reading, and studying, my scriptures daily.Having a heart of gratitude.Saying my prayers. Attending church. Not gossiping.Making sure my actions,and words-even my thoughts, are always kind.Spending time with my loved ones, and finding opportunities daily to talk about Christ,and share his Gospel. By doing these things I live my faith. I am following my Saviors example and inviting others to come unto him as I serve a Mission in the Korea Busan Mission! I anxiously look forward to serving the poeople of Korea! Being able to talk about, and share, the gospel for the next eighteen months will be such a joy!