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Hi I'm Erenia

I was born in Honduras. I have 10 siblings and I had a very simple childhood but very joyful as well. I'm happy I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in a very simple neighborhood but we loved each other so much! I was baptized when I was 11 years old along with my sister and mom. It truly made a difference in our lives. I was blessed with a scholarship by means of the church which allowed me to study and graduate from a college in Puerto Rico. Presently, I am a house wife with three kids. I am so proud to be a mom, it's one of my favorite things to do! I love music in so many different aspects. I absolutely love to dance, something that comes with having hispanic blood I guess. I also love to sing and I never realized it until I joined the church. Songs can be such an inspiration and can help you in so many ways: they can give you peace and joy, it can be relaxing, it can be simply inspiring.

Why I am a Mormon

In the beginning I was baptized without a complete knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ, but the feeling I obtained when I was welcomed from other youth like me moved me in a way I had never felt before. By means of the sacrament and assisting church I began to learn so many new things about Jesus Christ! I am Mormon because I have found the truth. It makes me feel so happy and full of life! As I studied the scriptures I was able to answer many of my questions like, "where do we come from?" "why are we here?" and "where are we going?" It's beautiful to know that we have a story of our ancestors here in the Americas. I love being Mormon!

How I live my faith

As a family we always try our best to have family prayer and to get together to discuss our problems and find solutions to them. We know that God is a god of miracles because we have experienced it first-hand. He is not only a god for our ancestors but is our living God today. As a family we try to serve others as much as we can. In reality we would not be the same individuals if we did not live our faith. We have learned so much throughout life. We are not perfect, but we try to live close to Christ. Our children have learned these same principles and are very well mannered and we owe it all to our Heavenly Father. We recognize Jesus as our Savior and Redeemer and we try to remember that each and every sunday as we partake of the sacrament. We are thankful for gift of repentance which allows us to repent each week of the errors we have committed.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Jesus Christ is the one who gave us the example on baptism. For us baptism is the door that is essential for our salvation because in that manner we take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ and we make a promise to him that we will follow and obey his commandments. Show more Show less