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Hi I'm Erick

I'm a triathlete, a hard worker, dedicated. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now i am currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission. I am a convert to the church of 4 years. I have two siblings, my younger brother and i are the only members of this church. Once i return home i want to go to school and be on my way to becoming a teacher. I look forward to becoming a husband and father as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the church through a good friend of mine. I felt something different when i was around her family, it was something i did not have at the time...peace, love, comfort...things i lacked and things i longed for. They invited me to church and i began to take the missionary lessons my freshman year of high school. Of course i faced opposition, i now know it was nothing but Satan trying to distract me from the path I KNEW the Lord wanted me to follow. It seemed like i was growing further away from my family, because my mother was opposed to the church. i felt so alone and that maybe what i was doing was wrong. As i prayed and read from the scriptures, i COULD NOT deny the answers i was getting...I knew deep down in my heart that this was it for me, this was the Lord's church and he wanted me in it. It took me three years to get my mothers permission, but on 5 Nov 2006 i was baptized a member of the Lords church, i didn't know everything about the church...but i knew enough. Since that time of my conversion my testimony has exploded! My faith has been tried for sure, but with the help of my Heavenly Father, and through sincere prayer i have overcome my doubts and watched as i saw my life begin to be shaped and molded by the Savior. I know with all my heart that what i have done is right. The Lord ALWAYS provides a way to do the things that he has commanded, and he has led me through this journey. My family is coming along as well! Although at first they were opposed to the church, they have seen the good fruits that it has produced in my life, and they fully support my membership and activity in this church. I'm a Mormon because it's what the Lord wanted me to be, and i follow the Lord as best i can.

How I live my faith

I strive each day to keep the commandments. I'm not perfect, God knows that, but i strive each day to become better. Right now the best way that i can live my faith is by sharing the gospel with others as a full time missionary. When i return home i will be a "hometeacher", which is simply the way that we in the church look after one another to make sure that our needs are met. As a hometeacher i will have a few families that i will visit regularly. These visits include sharing a gospel message from our prophet, Thomas S. Monson, making sure that the family is able to provide for themsleves (making sure they have food to eat etc.), and then reporting to the church leaders so they know that the family is doing okay. It is the way we show our love for the Savior, by "feeding his sheep".

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

If I were to write you a check for $100,000 from a large company that i did not work for could you cash it? Even if my intentions were good and i did all the needed steps to write that check, such as sign it, date it, fill out the numbers...I am in no position of authority to write such a check. Likewise is our Father in Heavens kingdom, he calls and gives authority needed to do such things as baptize to his authorized servants. The authority needed to baptized was given to Joseph Smith by John who is also called "John the baptist" Show more Show less