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Hi I'm Erika

I am a wife and a mother of 7 wonderful children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the church. I joined when I was 13 years old at that time I meet my to be husband to be who took me on my first date a age 16. I waited for him while he was on a mission serving the Lord. We married and now have seven wonderful children. We both share the wonderful opportunity to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. We help these individuals and their families obtain services, work opportunities through supported employment and community living. We work among our saviors most valiant spirits and are so blessed to do so. I love spending time with my husband and children dancing, playing games, jumping on the trampoline and just spending time with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not always a Mormon. My parents divorced when I was 9 years old. I lived with my father and my two brothers and a sister. My father remarried to a woman who became my mother, she brought a brother and sister to our family. Then my father and step mother had a child and gave us another brother, so in all there is seven children in our family. My father and step mother wanted to find a religion and could be something common, that would bring this now large family together. We started church hopping in hopes to find a place that we could call our own. Something spiritual that could join this mending family. We enter the Mormon church and sat on the very front row at our very first sacrament meeting and felt something there that we did not fell any where else. We started taking the discussions from the stake missionaries. My family had decided that they were going to join the church and I had not made up my mind. I knew that I needed to do this only if I knew I could follow through with the commitment that I would be making and only if I know for myself that it was true. I continued to go to church and on the day that my family was to be baptized as I walked down the hall of the church building and saw my father coming towards me I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I was where I needed to be. That I was ready and willing to be a part of something much bigger. I was ready to commit to being a member of the Lord church.

How I live my faith

I have had several callings in the church. I have taught the children and been taught by them. I currently work with the youth of the church primarily the young women. I enjoy sharing my talents with the girls and teaching them new skills that will help them to become better wives and mothers. I enjoy teaching them about service by serving those around us with them. We enjoy taking a meal to a needy family or helping to bring in a winters worth of firewood to the elderly. By serving we are showing our Heavenly Father that we are trying to be like our savior Jesus Christ. He served all those that were in need and we should do the same. I love living my faith!