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Hi I'm Erik

I'm a family man. I am an aviation enthusiast and small business owner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a father of six children and husband to a kind and capable wife. I own a small irrigation and landscape construction business. I have always enjoyed aviation and am easily distracted by passing aircraft. I enjoy time spent making and eating pancakes, desserts and other types of food with my family. I also enjoy troubleshooting and fixing a variety of things like ordinary household items and appliances as well as tools and toys.

Why I am a Mormon

When my father was in his teens he attended the 1964 New York World’s Fair with his family. One day, without warning, it began to rain heavily. His family took refuge in the nearest shelter, a Mormon pavilion. After a short time, the rain stopped and they exited, signing the guest book on the way out. Several weeks later, back at home, two young missionaries came by. They testified that there is a God, that Jesus Christ is the Savior and that there is a living prophet on earth today. In time my father joined the church after praying, studying the scriptures and receiving his own witness of these truths. My mother also investigated and joined the church in her teens. My parents raised their large family on the values taught by the church. My belief is also firmly built on the foundation of divine guidance received in answer to sincere prayers. My faith in Jesus Christ is strengthened as I strive daily to study and live His gospel. This constant effort brings an abundance of peace to me and my family which we greatly value, especially as we work through a challenge or endure adversity. I am a Mormon because I recognize the Book of Mormon as a second witness with the Bible in declaring the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because I value a living prophet and twelve apostles and their witness of Jesus Christ and His gospel.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by operating my business with integrity. In my family, I strive to be a great husband and father as I spend time with them eating, laughing, praying, reading, serving and many other things. In my community I make donations of time, money and material goods. Living my faith brings me and my family satisfaction and joy. Living my faith at church means more than just attending Sunday. Since there is no paid clergy or teaching or administrative positions, all are asked to participate. I have always accepted invitations to serve. This has included teaching various age groups from young children to youth and adults producing sacrament meeting bulletins leading a group of men in priesthood responsibilities serving in various capacities in Boy Scouts assisting the bishop in ministering and administering to the members of the congregation. Again, living my faith in this way brings peace, satisfaction and joy. I also gain useful experience that blesses my life abundantly.