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Hi I'm Erynn

I grew up in Northern California. I study public relations and I love the Spanish culture. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! My name is Erynn, and I am majoring in public relations. This is an exciting field because it is about building genuine relationships. I am also minoring in Spanish. I enjoy being able to speak Spanish because it has opened my perspective about the importance of communication and not judging. Along with my affinity for the Spanish language comes my even greater love for Spanish culture and the Spanish-speaking peoples. I have had the opportunity to go on two study abroad programs, one to Mexico and the other to Spain. During the course of these experiences I learned a great deal about Christ-like love, service, and attitude. I have learned how to make connections and build relationships with all different types of people and I enjoy making new friends whereever life takes me. I was born in San Jose, California. I come from a big family, with five girls and three boys. I also have more than 50 first cousins! I moved when I was five years old to a small town in Northern California called Palo Cedro, an absolutely beautiful community of about 4,000 people. I graduated from high school when I was seventeen and that next fall moved to college.

Why I am a Mormon

I still remember the profound feeling I received when I first asked Heavenly Father if I was His daughter and if He knew me. I was 16 years old and I was at girl's camp. I was a youth camp leader along with my friend. Her and I were in charge of about seven girls that entire week. One evening for a devotional message we blindfolded our girls and had them hold hands while we led them down to this little dock. We had them look up and take off their blind folds. They found themselves staring up at the thousands of stars. Then we started teaching the lesson. We had them explain their blindfolding experience. I told them that they are all beautiful daughters of God. We had them write in their journals about what faith meant to them and to describe an experience of faith. After that I had everyone circle up and hold hands. We turned off all the lights and played this song called, Daughter of a King, and had people stare up at the stars. When the song was almost over I had everyone close their eyes, including myself, and ask themselves in their head if Heavenly Father loves you and knows you by name. I tried the experiment myself and asked my Father in Heaven, and He answered me. I knew that He knew me by name, that I belonged to Him, and that He loved me. I could not hold back the tears that night as the Holy Spirit whitnessed to me my divine nature. I am Mormon because I truely believe the gospel of Jesus Christ is the happiest life. When I live my life in accordance to the will of God I feel an indescribable joy. Sometimes it is hard when the pressures of the world tell me to live very differently. But I know that I am a daughter of God and I love living His gospel and feeling His peace everyday in my life.

How I live my faith

I once learned a phrase in Spanish. It says that the words bring the wind but the actions are written. I have learned the best way to live my faith is to be an example of the best person that I can be. This includes participating in weekly church attendance and daily scripture study and prayers. I try really hard to make these three things consistent in my life. When I was at college every couple of Sunday's I would teach a group of young adults in my ward out of the New Testament. I have realized that I try to live my faith in the little things. Such as lending a helping hand when someone needs my help or quickly responding to the needs of parents when they ask me to do something. Telling people how I care about them and how grateful I am for their friendship is a why I live my faith.