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Hi I'm Eric

I am a full-time college student and a software tester. I'm a mormon

About Me

I love music! I have played guitar since I was 11 years old. I enjoy learning new songs and jamming with friends. I am also a Guitar Hero legend. I will play (almost) any song on expert difficulty and make it through unscathed. I love sports. I played football and basketball in high school. Although college makes it difficult for me to spend as much time as I like playing sports, I tak every chance I get to be active. I also love to watch sports. Without equivocation, my favorite season is Fall simply because of college football. I do enjoy NFL but college is where it's at in my opinion. March Madness is second only to college football. I recently met the love of my life and we are getting married in two weeks. She is also a college student, loves to dance, and loves college football. We have a lot of fun together and can't wait to get married in the temple. We are extremely excited to start our own family but feel it would be best to wait a year or two until we're on our feet a bit more and school is out of the way. I come from a family of six children. All of my siblings still keep in contact with one another and enjoy close friendships. I love my family more than anything.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in Jesus Christ. First and foremost, I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have faith in Jesus Christ and believe that His gospel, in its fullness, has been restored to the earth once again. Jesus Christ is my Savior, my Redeemer, the Only Begotten of the Father and the only one who can cleanse me from sin and make it possible to live with God again. I love him and I love his gospel. My life in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints started from my birth. I have very loving parents who are active in the Church and taught me about Jesus Christ. I began reading the Book of Mormon on my own when I was about thirteen years old. I had always heard that the way to know if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true is to read the Book of Mormon and ask God about it. I would read the Book of Mormon every night and ask God if it was true. I don't remember ever getting a strong answer while I was on my knees praying, but I did get an answer one night. I had been doing this routine for about a month and was half-way through the Book of Mormon. As I was reading that night, an overwhelming feeling of love and peace flooded over me. I can remember feeling a very familiar sense of love and understanding and knew that God was speaking to me by the power of the Holy Ghost. I thanked my Heavenly Father for that experience and continued the same routine of reading and praying until I was done with the Book of Mormon. I felt this same confirmation a few other times from that reading and continue to feel the Spirit teach me every time I read. The Spirit of God has spoken to me time and again of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know without any doubt that Christ's true and living Church is upon the earth with prophets and apostles to lead and guide us just as in the Bible. I know it, I love it, and I am so very thankful for it.

How I live my faith

Since I am at college and move frequently, my participation at church has varied a lot. I have been responsible for a weekly activity for everyone in the ward. I have chosen the music for each ward meeting and organized special musical numbers. I have helped organize a weekly gospel study class called institute for a large number of college students. I have taken part in multiple service projects, such as doing yard work for the elderly and helping with donations that come into Deseret Industries (the Church's network of thrift stores and donation centers). I also participate in the Church's home teaching program where I visit members fo the ward once a month to share a gospel oriented message and seek ways to serve them. The people I home teach know they always have someone to call in case they need anything at all. Most of all, I live my faith by choosing to follow Christs example of kindness and love to everyone around me. I look for ways to be a good friend to my neighbors and serve those who stand in need. I read the scriptures and pray each day and continually strive to do all that i can to lead a life that is pleasing to my Savior and Heavenly Father.