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Hi I'm Erin Pettigrew

I ride horses, I fly fish, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up my family moved a lot so I have always been the new kid on the block. This was tough to go through but a great deal of good came from it. In my youth I developed a love for horses and starting taking riding lessons. That was when I was ten and I have never quit since then. I'm going to school for Equine Science..it's that much of a passion. I love outdoors. Grew up going to Lake Powell every year..I'm into it all - wake boarding, water skiing, knee boarding, jet skiing. I also got into the winter sports side - snow boarding - when I moved out west. I'm an avid fly fisherman. On the river is one of my favorite places. God made this amazing earth for us to enjoy, and that's what I like to do.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I went to church with my parents until I moved away for college. As a member of the church, I believe that we all must be converted. Conversion is personal and something that must come through our own seeking and desire to know that what we have been taught is true. When I first moved away from home, I may have gone to church once during those months in school. I drifted along, believing that I was fine the way I was living. The second move took me further from home, and at that time I recognized that I wanted to change things in my life. I knew that church was important. I had felt the Spirit and I wanted to feel converted. This move changed everything. I was very active in church..never missed a Sunday and was always at the extra activities during the week. I felt a change - a good change. I also knew I needed more. During that year and a half, I had many experiences that were pushing me to where I needed to be. The Lord was helping me find my way. I realized the need to serve a full-time mission. I was called to serve in the Great Ohio Columbus Mission, where I feel my true conversion came. I had an incredible Mission President who taught us well and helped me understand my personal purpose in life as a daughter of God and member of His church. As I studied the gospel to be better able to teach others about it, I often felt like I was learning these principles for the first time. Powerful confirmations from the Holy Ghost told me that what I was learning and studying was absolutely true. There is no way I could deny what I know. God is truly our loving Heavenly Father. He is our FATHER. I know He is there for each of us, and that His Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ is as well. I have felt the Holy Ghost bear witness that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God time and time again. This knowledge is what lets me know that I am where I need to be. The Book of Mormon is our evidence.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my actions. These speak louder than words. I do my best to follow the example of Jesus Christ..which is a daunting task, but I work on it. I live my faith with the reminder: DO WE GET IT? It's not about us. The Savior has taught us that we are to love one another and serve one another. To forget ourselves and go to work for the Lord, in order to find ourselves. I turn my thoughts outward with intentions to help others and to not focus so much on myself.