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Hi I'm Emron

I'm a husband and a father of 3. I speak Spanish and Portuguese. I teach literature at the university. I'm Mormon.

About Me

I currently live in Georgia with my wife and our 3 young children. I teach U.S. and Latin American literatures at a local university. I enjoy making and eating popcorn with the kids, playing the Catan games with my wife and friends, and playing/watching various sports. I am also what my wife calls a "music snob." I enjoy hunting for clothes in second-hand stores, riding my bike to work, growing facial hair, and grilling various types of pork. I grew up in Idaho and have lived in Utah, Michigan, Guatemala, and Brazil over the last 15 years. I enjoy traveling both for work and for pleasure, and I like eating food from various national and ethnic traditions

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and a majority of my ancestors and my family members are church members. I am and remain Mormon, however, because at a young age I prayed about The Book of Mormon and gained my own witness that it is a true book. I have had several other experiences throughout my life that confirm for me that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's kingdom on earth. Being a member of this chruch gives me perspective in my other endeavors, teaches me empathy for others, provides opportunities for me to serve others, and, in short, makes me feel happy about my life and the life of my family.

How I live my faith

I seek to live my faith by actively participating in my local congregation both as a congregation member and as a leader of the men's organization. With my colleagues and my family we visit other members of the congregation to support and befriend them. I try (although I sometimes fail) to be a positive example to my children of what a member of the church and a follower of Christ should be. Finally, I tell my colleagues and students that I am Mormon, and I hope that my interactions with them serve as a positive and simple example of Mormonism.