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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a Mormon. Born and raised in Mesa Arizona. My wife and I have six children.

About Me

I grew up in Mesa, Arizona, I have been married nearly 31 years and have 6 children (three of which are now married and four grandchildren). I am a college graduate . My wife and I were married when I started my university studies, I worked full time and went to school. We had our first two children while I was in school and the other four while starting out in business. My career is commercial real estate sales and has been since 1986. When not working I am with my family. We love to travel, enjoy water and snow sports and enjoy working around the house. I have served in the Boy Scouts of America for many years.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have searched and sought by study of scripture and sincere prayer. Even though I come from a family that became members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the 1800's, I came to a point that I had to know for my self notwithstanding the heritage I grew up with. I put to test the words found in the Book of Mormon (Moroni10: 3-5) and the New Testament (James1:5). Growing up I never had a reason to doubt what I had been taught, however, as a 19 year old missionary I began to have doubts and had concluded that either I come to know whether it was true or I would leave the mission and return home so as to not mislead others, so I earnestly began to study and pray to know whether or not the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church or not and is the Book of Mormon the word of God and whether or not Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God to restore His church to the earth. After 3 months of sincere study and prayer, I received a personal witness by the Holy Ghost that Joseph Smith was called by God Himself to restore the fullness of His gospel and that the Book of Mormon is His word and not made up by Joseph Smith. That personal revelation through the Holy Ghost is why I am a Mormon. Over the years that have followed, I have received more personal revelation reconfirming this knowledge as I have studied the scriptures and have prayed. I would invite everyone who is seeking truth to read the Book of Mormon and to ask in sincere prayer and follow the counsel given in the cited scripture passages.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I have had the opportunity serve in many different capacities. I served a full time mission for 2 years, I learned to speak, read and write Spanish as I served in Mexico. I have served as a home teacher from the time that I was 14 years old and through this experience I have learned a lot form the families I have associated with as well as having the opportunity to be of service to them. For many years I served in the young mens program which is a dual calling of teaching them their Priesthood responsibilities as well Boy Scounts. This calling is very demanding as it requires a lot time and a lot of resources in an effort to create an environment where young men can be invited to know for themselves the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have served on a District level in the Boy Scouts of America training adult leaders and organizing district scouting events that involve over 1,500 people in one single event. However, of all the opportunities that I have had to serve and learn, the absolute most important calling I have had is being a husband and father. The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints has provided me teachings that have helped me to love my wife and to raise my children in truth and righteousness. There is nothing more important to me than my family and I am grateful for gift of The Holy Ghost received by proper Priesthood Authority that has guided me in this sacred calling. I am grateful for the Holy Priesthood of God where I have been instructed and trained how to live and serve and be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost to teach and train me directly from a loving Heavenly Father.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Eric
The primary reason that Mormon missionaries proselyte can be summed up in a statement by Dallin H. Oaks, one of the twelve apostles, "We do not preach and teach in order to bring people into the Church or to increase the membership of the Church. We do not preach and teach just to persuade people to live better lives... We invite all to come unto Christ by repentance and baptism and confirmation in order to open the doors of the celestial kingdom to the sons and daughters of God. No one else can do this" Show more Show less