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Hi I'm Eric

I live in Colorado, am a father of 3 and soon to be 4, love and work in recreation and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small ranching/ farming town in Idaho. I love the outdoors and nature. I also have a great love and respect for life and animals. God's creations are all around us and I feel his love through experiencing, seeing, being near, and learning about each thing that his mighty hand has created. I am a loving, young father of 3, soon to be 4 beautiful and amazing children and husband of the most incredible, loving, and beautiful wife. I enjoy anything outside that keeps me close to nature. I horseback ride, bike, run, race, hike, camp, climb and love ranch life and work. I love to spend time with my dear family and am so blessed to have such an amazing life.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with parents who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My dear mother is a convert to the church and I have always looked up to her faith and devotion to the Lord. From a very young age, I knew that I was a son of God. I have been raised to recognize good and to seek after truth. My father comes from a deep lineage of members of the church and I know that strong faith runs through my veins. I have had the amazing blessing of growing up in a small town in the west where I also learned at a very young age to appreciate and love God's incredible creations of and in nature. I have always been able to feel his Spirit when I am outside and surrounded by his handy work! I feel such a profound connection with him as I walk in the mountains or work in a field. I also learned at a very young age to appreciate hard work and to reap the blessings from serving others. My father and mother have been the most incredible examples of serving others. I grew up with 2 brothers and I often recall our countless hours of helping families in our little town with varies tasks, chopping/hauling wood, mowing lawns, weeding, moving cattle, delivering food, shoveling snow, etc. I also learned that Heavenly Father knows me (my heart) personally and intimately. I receive great comfort to know that I have a personal relationship with him. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is real and it is true. I have received personal witness of this. Throughout my life, Heavenly Father has shown me that he is real, that there is truth and it is my responsibility to find it and follow it. I love Jesus Christ and know that he is my Savior. He is our Lord and Redeemer. He died to take upon himself my sins. His Gospel brings such joy, happiness and strength. I know he is there and hears and answers my prayers.

How I live my faith

I love to serve in the church. I have the opportunity to give my time and talents to the Lord by serving in his church. I love working with the youth. I have had many opportunities to work with the young men of the church and also the scouts. They are amazing and give me so much strength from their goodness. I feel such a wonderful comradery with those whom I attend church. They truly are my "family away from home". Sharing the same beliefs, goals, and similar experiences has been such a tremendous blessing in my life. The support and love that I feel from my dear friends and church family is more than I know how to express. I can't imagine life without the wonderful people and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that I have known over my short lifetime. Their examples and love have helped mold me into the person that I am today. I attend church and church meetings every Sunday and activities during the weekdays. I enjoy serving in callings as a teacher or advisor with the youth. I truly enjoy expressing my love and devotion for my Savior through song. I sing with choirs and also share my talents singing with my lovely wife and also by myself during church meetings. I love to be happy and know that true happiness comes from following our Savior's example and teachings. I am not perfect. None of us are. But that doesn't mean that we can't try to do our best to become perfect and happy. I know that the mistakes that I make help me to learn and to progress and that without trials and tribulations in this life, we would not become who God knows that we can be. When I fall, I will always rise up and continue to walk, knowing that the Savior is by my side every step of the way.