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Hi I'm Erin

I'm a student, an aunt, and a daughter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in the southeast U.S. I'm currently in college studying Spanish and sociology. I write, paint, and sing. I would love to work as a flight attendant or in customer service someday in the near future.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a member of the Church. My mother is also a lifetime member, but my dad is a convert, who found out about the gospel through the missionaries while he was dating my mom. I've been raised with these values and the principles of the church around me my whole life. But it wasn't really until I was in college that I truly knew for myself that it was true, which I discovered through the trials I experienced and the help I received from Heavenly Father. My favorite part of the Gospel we have is that of Eternal Families. That, and just knowing that there really is a life after this one, in which we can reunite with our loved ones. I seriously don't know what I would do with my life here on earth if I didn't have the knowledge that my family and I will be together forever. It is just so comforting to know that, no matter what happens here on the earth, I will still have them in the future, regardless of what might separate us in our mortal lives.

How I live my faith

I currently live in an area that has a high concentration of church members. I may be around a lot of Mormons most of the time, but that doesn't mean I can't still strive to be a good example. I keep up with people from home fairly regularly. I have a lot of friends at home that aren't members--most of them, actually-- and I get a lot of questions about our doctrine or beliefs on a fairly regular basis. I welcome these questions and try to answer them as best I can, because I want people to understand how I feel about God and life, since my religion is so important to me.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Erin
For one thing, I believe in intelligent design. I think the world is just too amazing and intricate to be the result of some kind of ancient accident. I know that there is a God. I've learned it for myself through my own study and prayer. There is no other explanation for the peace I feel and love when I think about or pray to my Father in Heaven. I know he is there and I know that he loves me, no matter what. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Erin
Being a member of this Church is amazing. The church is so wide-spread all over the world, and the teachings everywhere are the same. I remember as a small child going to my extended family's ward in Alabama, and for the first time understanding that the Church really is the same everywhere. I know that if I were to go to a completely different state, even country, as long as I could find an LDS church there, I would be able to automatically find a familiar sense of family, friendship, and those same teachings I have grown up with. Its why we call each other 'Brother' and 'Sister'-- because we really are like a huge family spread out across the globe, but always there for one another if needs be. I just think its really cool to feel that kind of unity with a group of people. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Erin
A definition of a testimony is this open declaration or profession, as of faith. A testimony in terms of Mormons is the complete surety that a person will have in our Father in Heaven, in Christ, in the gospel, the Scriptures, the Holy Ghost. We have these "Testimony Meetings," once a month on the first Sunday of the month, in which everyone attending church is given the opportunity to stand in front at the pulpit and share their faith with the congregation. Its a great experience to be able to hear others' stories about why they believe and trust in God, through their personal experiences and trials. I definitely have my own testimony, and I know without doubt that this Church is true that Joseph Smith was a prophet, that there is a prophet on the earth today, continually receiving revelation, that the Book of Mormon is scripture. I love being able to share that testimony with others whenever I can. Show more Show less