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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a Mormon living in Colorado.

About Me

I am a husband and father of three children. I work in the environmental consulting field. I love the outdoors and feel very fortunate to live in Colorado surrounded by amazing beauty. Hiking, skiing, and basketball are some of the activities I enjoy. I received bachelor's and master's degrees, and I love to learn.

Why I am a Mormon

Religion was not part of my family life in my childhood. I didn't really understand God or His role in our lives. In college, I was studying one day, and I began thinking about the beauty of nature and the wonder of the human body, and I realized that there must be a God to create this beauty and wonder. I decided that I wanted to learn for myself if religion had a place in my life. I had learned about an LDS student group that met during the week. One day I decided to attend that, and as I was walking to the room where they met, I had a feeling that this was the beginning of a momentous change in my life. I continued attending those meetings, and then began going to LDS church services on Sundays. After several months, I decided that I would meet with the missionaries to learn more about the gospel. Toward the end of my sophomore year, I decided to join the Church and be baptized. Coming to this decision was a process of gradually gaining a testimony. There were two things key to that process. First was the Book of Mormon. I received a copy of the Book of Mormon from a friend, and I almost immediately felt a desire to read it. I began doing so, and came to realize that it was true. It taught me about the Savior and his atonement and about Heavenly Father's love for us. My testimony of the Book of Mormon came from both what I learned, but also from the warm feeling I experienced when reading it. Because I learned that the Book of Mormon was true, I also knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that the Church was true. The second key aspect to gaining my testimony was a process of trying to live the principles of the gospel to see the impact that they had on my life. I attended church and read the Book of Mormon. I tried to make Sunday a special day and not study. I began to get involved in service projects. Each step I took built on the previous one, and each step felt right. I discovered that living the gospel brings happiness.

How I live my faith

When I was young, even before joining the Church, I had a strong desire to have a family of my own. I have since learned that the family is central to God's plan for us, and I feel why that is true. My family is central to my life and my happiness. I love them dearly and spend as much time with them as I can. I try to live my faith first and foremost in my family, striving to be the best husband and father that I can be, and striving to build a family that will be together eternally. We attend church each week and are involved in other church activities. We spend time together outdoors, playing and working together at home, enjoying vacations together, visiting loved ones, and supporting our children in sporting and musical activities. I also live my faith by trying to follow the example of love and service that the Savior set for us. I have served in different ways in the Church. I currently am a clerk, supporting leaders of the congregation in recordkeeping, organizing volunteer service, and finances. In the past, I have taught a children's Sunday School class, which was a privilege.