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Hi I'm Erin

The best day starts with the best attitude. So when life gets rough I remember who I am and whistle a happy tune.

About Me

I'm a student working hard at school and life so that I can do what I love to do, interior design! Theater has become a recent interest, and I volunteer at my local community productions. Probably because I enjoy singing and dancing my way through life. My family tends to say that I'm a green person. I admit I like to recycle, walk to school, and want a passive solar home someday. And though these things are important, I think what's most important is building good friendships, good communities, and good families.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always believed in Christ and in God. As a child, I remember praying and feeling their love. It was a childlike faith. When I began high school, doubts and questions entered. I still believed that God existed, but I often wondered how much he cared about me. I wondered why I existed, and how I should live my life to be happy. It was then I really decided to understand the things I had been taught. I read the scriptures (Bible and Book of Mormon), I prayed, and I applied the principles the Prophet and apostles instructed me. As I did, I noticed a difference in my life. I noticed how much better of a person I was becoming, and how much happier I was. And I felt in my life the love and support of God. I saw His blessings. One day as I was explaining this to a friend, I felt a confirmation in my heart that this gospel and its teaching were the right way. It was the way that would allow me to return to live God again. It was the happiest discovery of my life. That's why I live they way I live. That's why I'm Mormon.

How I live my faith

Faith is in the daily decisions I make. It's an expression that if I live the way the Lord wants, He will turn all things for my eternal benefit, even the hard situations. That's why I am honest in school and with others, even if it seems easier not to be. It's why I look to serve others even when my life gets rough. It's why I stand up for what I believe in, even if it's not also popular with others. Beyond these daily decisions, I also go to church weekly and serve as a volunteer. I have been a part of the women's organization within the church (Relief Society) organizng activities that create confidence, teach skills, or simply give service to others in the local community and abroad. I've taught lessons in church and post-poned schooling to serve as a full-time volunteer representative (aka missionary) for a year and a half in New York. There I taught people who wanted to learn more about Christ and His teachings.

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Erin
Mormon is a common nickname. The true name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And just as the name declares, we believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that He came to earth, and paid the punishment for our sins. All that He asks of us is that we have faith in Him, repent (change our lives for good), be baptized, and endure in good works until the end of our lives. Mormonism is a way of life. It's doing our best to live the way Christ would live. To help us know how to live, God selected a prophet to teach us His will. His first prophet in more recent times was Joseph Smith, who also revealed the Book of Mormon (another testament of Jesus Christ, a complement to the Bible), and revealed God's pure gospel and plan for us. Today, our current prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, continues to reveal and teach us God's will and commandments. Show more Show less