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Hi I'm Ernest

I was born in Utah and was raised in Louisiana. I work as an Agronomist.

About Me

I have lived in a lot of places, including many years in Louisiana, Texas, and Utah. I work as a research agronomist, or in other words, a crop scientist. I find it fulfilling to have a challenging career with potential to provide benefits to others. I love sports, especially basketball.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church all of my life. I read the Book of Mormon at an early age. I have read it many times since. In doing so, there have been numerous occasions on which I have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost witnessing that the Book of Mormon was true. This influence was a feeling of peace and joy and an impression of its truthfulness. I have also felt the influence of the Holy Ghost while applying gospel principles and sharing the gospel.

How I live my faith

I help in the young men's program as an assistant scoutmaster. I also serve in other ways in the church. One of these is as a "home teacher". In this role I am asked to visit two families each month, with a companion, and teach a short lesson and make sure that they are doing ok. I try stay close to the Spirit in my daily life by reading the scriptures and praying daily. Although I make my share of mistakes, I strive to apply the principles of the gospel to my behavior.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

The Savior said "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself (John 7:17)." One of the keys to increasing our faith is doing what the Lord has asked us to do. His commandments can be found in the scriptures. The Lord can also inspire us individually regarding steps that we need to take in our lives. As we obey, He will bless us with the gift of increased faith. Show more Show less