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Hi I'm Erin

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom. I love to be with my family. I also love to ride my motorcycle with my husband. We couldn't have children of our own, because of my health. So, with much prayer and contemplation, we adopted. We adopted our children, not without challenge. Jon & I did foster care as well, while doing the adoption process. This was challenging, I love a challenge. However, this was hard for me after a while because I got where I could not say good-bye to the beautiful babies. I needed to have children of my own. The church and the LDS Family Services helped me find my youngest child though an orphanage in Haiti. Our Lucy is the biggest blessing ever. Our three children are such a huge part of our lives. I also attend college part-time. This is a challenge, because I am a full-time mother, homemaker, and student part of the time. I use my motorcycle to de-stress.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in this church because I know that Jesus is the Christ. I know this church to be true. I have enjoyed watching my children grow and learn in the gospel each day. My family is happier because of this church. I am happier because of this church. I am alive because of the miracles of the power of the priesthood. I love the gospel with all of my heart. I know that God lives, and that Jesus is the Christ. I love the organizations within the church. This church has an organization for women, men, children, youth, everyone. The best thing is that whenever there is a need for help or service, someone is always there for you...no matter what. I had surgery, and the women came with dinners and babysitting for my children while I recovered and my husband worked. I was born with hydrocephalus and have developed other complications in health over the years like neuropathy and fibromyalgia. This church is amazing! The people here are so warm and welcoming! I have never seen a church so inviting as this. I totally love this gospel. This is HIS church. I totally believe this is Jesus Christ church, restored in this the Latter days. If you look in the bible, you will see that this church is set up the same way as back in Jesus Christ's day. It is his church, ordained by God. I love HIM. I love how I feel when I am living right and following the commandments.

How I live my faith

I rely on my Savior to help me through the trying times. Believe me, there has been trying times with children, school, and only one income. I am currently a teacher of four to five year old children in my church. I also am in charge of visiting three women in our church with one other friend. We are blessed to know these three women. I organize my lessons for my class through prayer and reading the scriptures. I use the internet to help me prepare, sometimes I can find ideas that help me know what to prepare online. I have a teacher's manual that gives me the lesson each week to teach. I have between two to eight kids. My job is to train them and get them ready for baptism. The women I visit, I have a magazine called the Ensign that I or my friend gives a lesson out of specifically for women. I value these visits, mainly because I can relate to these women so much. They are going through things in their lives that I am going through in my life (or have gone through). We are there to boost each other up, offer service whenever the need arises, and to be a true friend. I love my faith. I love the people in my faith. I love the scriptures and what the scriptures teach. There is something in the scriptures for everyone, regardless of race, religion, ethnic background, or gender. This is truly an amazing faith. I am so happy and proud to be a part of this faith. I could not imagine life without this faith, and hope I never have to do so.

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

Official Church Answer Most of our scriptural writings have come through apostles and prophets. Through apostles and prophets, God has given His children sacred writings called scriptures. The scriptures can help you know God, His love for you, and His teachings. To the Christian world the most well-known collection of scriptures is the Holy Bible. In addition to the Bible, Latter-day Saints accept the following books as scripture: The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, a record of God’s dealings with the inhabitants of ancient America (2000 BC – 400 AD). The Doctrine and Covenants, a collection of revelations and inspired declarations given for the establishment and regulation of the Church of Jesus Christ in the last days (1830 AD – 1978 AD). The Pearl of Great Price, a selection of revelations, translations, and writings of Joseph Smith. Show more Show less