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Hi I'm Eric

I grew up in Sandy, Utah. I am a nurse practitioner in a fishing village. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of six wonderful children. I am a husband to the love of my life and my best friend. I currently work in a busy emergency room as a nurse practitioner. Each day I have the opportunity to help others draw closer to their Heavenly Father through physical trials they are experiencing. Even through the busy environment of the emergency department, the Spirit can still be felt by those who are willing to listen. My interests are motorcycle riding, biking, fishing, gardening and most importantly...spending time with my family. Any free time I have I try to spend with my wife and children.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of what that term stands for. A Mormon is not just another name. Being a Mormon means so much more. It means standing up for what is right and true, no matter what the outcome may be. It means helping others in their time of trial or need. I am a Mormon because I try to pattern my life after my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. When I was growing up, I often thought about what would happen to us after death. I wondered why I was born at this time. Through many experiences with prayer and faith, I have gained a testimony that my Savior and also my Heavenly Father love me. They have a plan for each of us to return to live with them again. I am a Mormon because the knowledge of that plan has been restored to us through a prophet named Joseph Smith. The kingdom of God has been established once again upon the earth along with His gospel in its entirety. I am a Mormon so I can be a part of that kingdom. I am a Mormon so I can return to live with Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and my family after I have left this mortal life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by participating in the local church organization where I live. It is a small group of Latter Day Saints. I help plan and organize activities for the men in the church to serve others and grow stronger in their bonds of friendship. I live my faith in the way that I treat my wife and my children. They are each a son or daughter of God. I do my best to remember that and treat them accordingly. I teach people I meet at work or anywhere else about our Savior. I teach the same things he taught over two thousand years ago. I try to live by His teachings every day. I fall short of this goal at times. However, I know that through my Savior, I can be forgiven and strive harder to follow Him. I live my faith daily by asking myself how can I help another come closer to Christ.