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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a high school History teacher and father of five beautiful children. I am blessed to have a wonderful wife that has been a joy to my life. I never want to be apart from her or our children. Of my five children, the three youngest have been diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia, a genetic disorder that affects about one out of every 300,000 births. The oldest of three has had his bone marrow transplant and is struggling with chronic graft versus host disease. We carfully monitor the blood counts of the other two children, and pray to find some good bone marrow matches for the time when they need their transplants.

Why I am a Mormon

I am convinced that we are children of a loving God. Our Heavenly Father feels towards us as I feel towards my own children. He is anxious for our happiness. He longs for us to make wise choices. He knows that the world's formula for happiness is deceptive. The world proclaims that happiness is centered on guilt-free gratification of desire. True happiness is centered on unselfish love. Our lives are a time to learn to be truely happy by rising above our selfishness and follow the example set by our savior. These are the teachings of His church with the culmination that families may be together forever.

How I live my faith

The Church provides instruction taken from the words and examples of the Savior and from the words of former and living prophets. Weekly paricipation in meetings brings me insights and renewed commitment to follow the plan prepared by our God. The Church also provides me opportunities to practice the life lived by Jesus Christ. There are many opportunities for me and my family to provide service to others. Some are within the Church, but there are also many services in connection with community events. The blessings of service help minimize the challenges that my own family faces. I see that all people have their challenges, and that giving loving service in the face of these difficulties nurtures the Christ-like attributes that bring happiness.