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Hi I'm Eric

I am a husband and father. I am an engineer and a patent attorney. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a father of 5 children, 4 boys and 1 girl. I am an electrical engineer and a patent attorney. I love to ride my road bike and read. I also love to serve in the church. I enjoy learning about the world around us including places, peoples, cultures and science.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because two missionaries about my age courageously taught me that I should live the standards of our Heavenly Father and why is should live them. They answered the questions: where did I come from; why am I here; and where am I going? As they taught me the answers to these questions I felt the Spirit tell me these answers were true. Finally, one of the missionaries teaching me invited me to learn for myself if the Book of Mormon was true and from God. As this invitation was extended to me, I felt a powerful impression from the Holy Ghost confirming to me that the Book of Mormon was true and from God. At that point I committed to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as best I could and accepted the invitation to be baptized.

How I live my faith

I live may faith through personal worship and service. Personal worship includes scripture study, prayer, and pondering the gospel. I then strive to apply these doctrines in my life so that I may become more like our Savior Jesus Christ. I seek to repent of my shortcomings and rely upon the Atonement of Jesus Christ to receive forgiveness for my sins and to change my heart. It is through this atonement that our hearts and very natures are changes so that we can become more like our Savior. I have felt this power in my life as I try to become a better person. In my 30 years as a Mormon, my testimony of Jesus Christ and my faith in Him have continued to grow. I am more and more grateful for all that He has done for me. I am grateful that He lead me to His restored Church. Service begins in the home. I have the chance to serve my wife and my children. This includes teaching the principles of the Gospel to them so that they know how to live their lives to the fullest and how to become all that they are capable of becoming. I also have the privilege of serving at the lay leader of an Mormon congregation. In that service I direct all of the other lay leaders in our congregation. I have the privilege of working closely with the youth of our congregation to provide them with opportunities to learn the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to serve other, and to learn leadership skills. I also have the opportunity to teach. I am also privileged to help those in need both temporally and spiritually. I counsel with those who have various temporal and spiritual struggles and get to see the power of Jesus Christ enter into the lives these individuals and help them to find hope, comfort, and peace. It is at these times that I gain an even grater appreciation for the Atonement of Jesus Christ that offers relief from sin and sorrows, if we simply submit to the Lord's will.