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Hi I'm Eric

and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an accountant currently working as an auditor. I am married to my best friend and we've been married for 3 years now. We just had the incredible experience of welcoming our first child into the world so now we have one little girl. In my free time I enjoy getting outdoors. I like snowboarding and wakeboarding, soccer and tennis. I also really enjoy playing the acoustic guitar.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and I know it is true. I was taught of it's role and purpose in showing us that God and Jesus Christ have restored their true Church in our time - just how it was organized when Christ was on the earth. From knowing that the Book of Mormon is true, I know that the Church is true as well. I cannot imagine living life without the knowledge of where I came from, why I am here, where I can go, and especially that I can be with the ones that I love for forever! That is not just a whimsical, nice-sounding idea to me either. I can say that I know that that is a real possibility! I know it's true. I've felt it as I've prayed and read in order to find out for myself. Anyone can know it too, just as I have come to know it.

How I live my faith

I have made it a personal goal of mine to read from the scriptures everyday. Currently I am about 100 pages away from completing my reading of the Old Testament. That has been an awesome study. I also read daily from the Book of Mormon. I served as a missionary for the Church for two years in Brazil, so I try to read the Book of Mormon in Portuguese each night. I love that book. There are so many times that I will have a stressful day, or be worried about something, and when I open its pages and begin reading I can feel immediate peace. Oftentimes there will be a verse that will apply perfectly to what I am going through at that moment. I attend Church weekly and do my best to fulfill any assignments I am asked to do such as home teaching (I visit two families monthly with another church member and we make sure they are doing all right). The Church is incredible - it is such a support network and the organization that helps remind me of what is most important in life and what brings lasting happiness.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

For me, I live the Church's law of health (also called the Word of Wisdom) because I believe that we have literal prophets of God on the earth today, just like in Old Testament times. Their words and counsel come from God; I believe they are inspired. I have learned from following their counsel that I am happy and I feel good about myself. As I follow their direction in abstaining from tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, coffee and tea, I recognize that I avoid the potential problems and often addictions that come from these things. I'm perfectly happy without them and I know that the Lord is blessing me in other ways for being willing to do keep His commandments. We are given direction through a Prophet in our time, to help us through the challenges of our time. Try living the Word of Wisdom and see if you don't recognize a difference in your life, it can't hurt! Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon was written by righteous leaders, living on the American continent during the same time period that the Bible was being written in the Old World. These good individuals loved the Lord and believed in Him. They loved and served their families and their fellow men. Many of them were called of God to be Prophets among their people. The Book of Mormon is a contemporary to the Bible and testifies of Jesus Christ. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whomsoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16 in the Bible). We are ALL God's children and Christ's matchless sacrifice is for everyone who ever has lived, now lives, or will live on this earth. The Book of Mormon witnesses that God loves and cares about His children wherever they live. These righteous leaders testified of this in the record which we now call the Book of Mormon. They testified that through Jesus Christ and in living His teachings true happiness can be found in this life and even more in the life to come. I know their writings to be true and I am grateful for the Book of Mormon and its influence in my life. Show more Show less