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Hi I'm Erin

I'm a military wife, discovering beautiful North Carolina with my three young children and husband. I'm mormon!

About Me

Having two young daughters and a son means a lot of things. For me it's an undeniable adventure in learning patience, faith, and a whole lot of love! I am blessed to share this adventure with a wonderful husband and father. To heighten the adventure we've added the schooling ticket to our belt, with my husband recently graduating graduate school and now serving in the U.S. Navy. Our adventures wouldn't be complete without our limited but loved mountain time, short and cheap vacations to neighboring states, outings with friends and family, and the joyful evenings at home as a family. I also get to spend time as a leader of teenage young women, provide child care for a friend, teach preschool to my daughter, and do an occasional crafting project.

Why I am a Mormon

Life, with all it's inevitable ups and downs presents us with the natural desire to know who we really are, why we're here on earth and if the things we enjoy here on earth will continue after we die.  As a teenager, I faced some extra emotional challenges that caused me to truly consider those questions and find out if the church I'd grown up a member of, was true. I plead with God to know that He truly was aware of me and loved me. Without a doubt, I can say He answered those prayers with undeniable peace and love, assurances that He was listening and would guide me. I continued to hold on to the things I'd been taught about reading scripture, listening to prophets and apostles who speak for God, and trying to be obedient to His commandments. Looking back now, I see how crucial those experiences were in helping me gain a testimony that the church is true, a gift I hold dear. I know Joseph Smith truly saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ because I've prayed many days to be filled with a certainty of his witness and role as the prophet through whom the gospel was restored. The Book of Mormon is a handbook for life. It's teachings are true and really do answer our questions about life. I know that through application and prayer. Most of all, I know that Jesus Christ is the central answer to all those questions we ask about our purpose, life here on earth and what happens after we die. I have no doubt that he lived, atoned, died and was resurrected for me and for every person on this earth. I am humbled at His sacrifice, awed at His love and indebted to Him eternally for the sweet blessings I have. He is the reason I have hope, peace, a family I know can be eternal and confidence that I am a daughter of God. It's through Him that I have felt the sweet peace of forgiveness of sin and weaknesses. When all is said and done, Jesus Christ is the reason I am MORMON!

How I live my faith

Each day I find many opportunities to rely on the strength, love and direction that being a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints brings. I love the young women I serve in my calling as a youth leader! Through weekly Sunday teaching opportunities and activities to strengthen and help youth bond together, develop testimonies of Jesus Christ, and prepare for the temple, I've seen these young women develop into beautiful, courageous and examplary women! During the summer, I also get to accompany them on camping adventures where they learn more about their relationships with God, each other and themselves.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Erin
 We believe that God is our Father, and as such is an all-knowing, loving and eternal being who wants us to return to live with Him after life here on earth. He created us in His image, meaning that we have bodies like Him. Because of His love for us, He has given us a way to communicate with Him through prayer. He listens to our every prayer. He is just, allowing us to choose for ourselves and therefore receive the consequences of choice. He is merciful, allowing His Son, Jesus Christ to suffer and die for us so that we each have the opportunity to return to Him. Show more Show less