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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a Civil Engineering major at BYU Idaho. I'm from Las Vegas. I play music, I study, I love and I serve. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One of the key components of my life is music. I love to hear it and I love to play it. I played the double bass in orchestra for 8 years; I am currently teaching myself piano and bass guitar. Music brings unique messages through various channels, and I love the feelings it can evoke. Learning is a passion for me as well. I was salutatorian of my high school due to my efforts. Likewise, I have spent time at both UNLV and BYU Idaho expanding my mind as I attempt to understand the world around me. I love with my heart as much as I can. I love my family for who they are and despite their flaws. I am the oldest of 4 and I'm grateful for the opportunities that has given me to learn from and love my siblings. I also love my friends and all of those around me. I do my best to display that love through both word and deed, that they might know how much appreciate having them around. Love is best displayed through service. Throughout the mission that I served in the southern provinces near Lima, Peru, I sought opportunities to help that person who I might be able to uplift. I still do to this day. Being able to bring someone higher is a huge blessing that service helps mediate for us. I simply want to help make everyone around me a better person. I play. I study. I love. I serve. And I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Having lived in Las Vegas my entire life until just recently, I have witnessed both the good and bad in life: modesty and excess, love and hate, pleasure and pain, virtue and vice, faith and doubt. I have always believed in a higher power, and I always knew that both extremes could not be the result of just one force at work. The laws of Physics just don't work that way. The Gospel of Jesus Christ provides the best fitting explanation for why we have to endure both sides of the coin. We can't know one without the other. And that's just the tip of the Gospel iceberg. To know the plan God has for us, how He wants each of us to succeed in returning to him, how He has returned His truth to the earth in our day and age after it having been lost, and how He has given us His power to be used to heal and seal each of us is to truly know who God is and His nature, as well as to come to an understanding of really just how much He loves us. I don't believe in coincidences. I have seen too many good things come from the fruits of the Church, both in my life and the lives of those around me. I have felt His Spirit in my life, and after much prayer and experience, I know this to be His true church on the face of the earth. This is why it bears His name: the sacred name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Savior.

How I live my faith

A wise man once said to lead by example; this statement rings true in my heart. I feel the best way I can live my faith is by living a life that exemplifies Christ. Granted, none of us are perfect at following His example, but I know that as we strive to do so, we will grow closer to Him and exhibit the refined characteristics He showed during His ministry. In addition to being an example of what I believe in, I strive to serve others to show them the love I have for all of God's children, regardless of their situation or our friendship or lack thereof. There are numerous other ways that I live my faith, such as by setting aside Monday evenings to spend with family, teaching others the principles we believe in, and setting aside Sunday as a day of worship and reverence, but I feel that they are all parts of the whole of exemplifying the Savior.