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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a composer, accompanist, and civil engineer in training. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I'm Eric! Nice to meet you. I'm a 26-year old college student. I liked it so much I signed up for three more years. I enjoy classical music: playing, listening, composing, critiquing, etc. etc., telling witty stories, and public transportation: riding, waiting for, daydreaming how it could be improved, etc. etc. I also eat a lot. Mmmm!

Why I am a Mormon

I feel like I am happy because I am a Mormon. Through the Mormon Church I have come to know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that there is a plan for my life. Living the gospel gives me a direction in my life that helps me avoid doing unproductive or harmful things. When times are hard, I can feel the love of God, and I can feel him encouraging me to do what I know is right. I wouldn't have it any other way!

How I live my faith

I try to let the Lord come first in my day by spending time reading the scriptures and praying every morning. I also donate my time to the Church to serve in various volunteer responsibilities. The largest of these was to spend two years as a full-time missionary in South America for the Church, but I have also worked locally as a secretary, teacher, pianist, and committee chair. All of these responsibilities, which we call "callings", are important to keep the church going week to week, and help provide a spiritual experience every Sunday for those who attend church meetings.

Are Mormons Christians?

Eric
Yes, of course! Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Eric
Every human being ever has gotten his or herself into a situation he or she cannot get out of at some point. Sometimes these situations are trivial, like when you throw a ball up onto the roof and you can't get it off. Sometimes these situations can be quite painful, like when you hurt someone's feelings without meaning to and you can't get them to believe that you didn't mean it, and they end up staying hurt forever. Here on Earth we've all gotten ourselves into two situations we can't fix on our own. In the first place, all of us are going to die someday. There's nothing we can do about that! In the second place, we all sin when we do things that are against the will of God. Even though we can kind of make up for the bad things we do some of the time, we can never make it like it never actually happened, because it already did. This is why we need a Savior. Jesus Christ overcame death and sin for us. Because He rose from the tomb the third day, we also can live again after we die. And because He suffered for our sins, if we repent and sincerely change our hearts, it can be as though the bad things we have done actually never happened. As a Mormon, I believe Jesus is my Savior and I love Him very much. I know that without Him, none of the good things in my life would be possible. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Eric
To become a member of the Church, each individual must obtain their own personal conviction that it is true. The easiest way to do this is to read the Book of Mormon and ask God if it is true. If the Book of Mormon is true, then Joseph Smith, who translated it, is a true prophet. And if Joseph Smith is a true prophet, then God really did tell him to bring the Gospel back to Earth in modern times. Once someone knows the Church is true, they must learn what the Lord wants them to do and promise Him they will keep all His commandments for the rest of their life. The way to show that you have made this promise is through baptism. Baptism is also the way you officially become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church has many volunteer full-time missionaries who are responsible for teaching and helping individuals who would like to be baptized. They can help you with any questions or concerns you might have, as well as introduce you to local members of the Church who can also help and support you in the process of becoming a member of the Church yourself. Show more Show less