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Hi I'm Erica Scarbrough

I am a pro dancers, own my own studio, have 5 kids, compete as a fitness competitior, I am Mormon :)

About Me

I was married for 8 years to my first husband, yes it was a temple marriage and all that jazz, sometimes life and satan happen and so it did, but then holding on to what i new was true i found the most amazing man who is now my husband and has been since 2008. we have 5 childrens together, we do the "yours" "mine" and "ours" thing, which sometimes can be a challenge. We love all our kids and love working to be a family. I am a dancer by trade, i studied at Ricks college and is not BYU idaho. I have owned my own studio for 8 years and love it. I find the challenge it brings being lds as far as music selection and costume selection, but find that you can still have a high standard when it comes to that. i teach ballet, tap, Jazz, Hip hop and modern. After gaining 48lbs with my last baby i decided after watching ms fitness usa on ESPN that i was going to do that, and so i began triaing for fitness comps. I also do the bikini/figure comps and love having a healthy life style. I accomplished this goal in 2010 and competed in reno, nv for the title of ms fitness usa, and was blessed to place in the top 15. I have since comp. in many other comps. My love is with my family as i am 1 of 6 kids. I have siblings that are in the church, out of the church, and even on that is jewish, and love and respect them all! I love being out doors i can fly fish and shoot a gun, along with scrapbooking and cooking. I am in the relief society presidency and love serving!

Why I am a Mormon

I was initially becasue my parents where, then in my late 20's i went through a divorce, which tried my testimony of things. I had a hard time going to church because of the gossip & other things, but i had wonderful friends who where members who reminded me that the church is perfect the people are not. I wavered and tested boundaries, but this uncontrolling unrest feeling stirred inside. I new the church was true. I new being part of it made my life so much easier. I new that the boundaries that are suggested to us are ment to protect us. It was in my darkest hour of sorrow and lonlieness that i found my testimony. I was no longer doing it just because i was raised in the church or because my parents made me. I spent time with the bishop discussing thing and in those moments and months of a painful divorce. I discovered the true love of my savior Jesus Christ. I new the atonements was real, and it was for me! I know that christ died not just for the world but for me! and oh how i am looking forward to seeing him again on the other side and falling to my knees and thanking him for this. I am mormon because i know what its like to leave the church for a brief time, and i know that true happiness is found in the church and in the scriptures and in the comfort of prayer, and the joy of positive friends, and in serving others. "I know that my redeemer live! what comfort this weet sentance gives!"

How I live my faith

I try hard to live my faith by reading my scriptures, working on getting through the new testament. I am working on regular personal prayer. I try to spend as much time with my kids and family doing positive things. I try to do at least on service project a month. I try to help my kids and self to be in the world but not of the world. I try to forgive as much as possible and make peace when possible. Lately i have been truly trying to pray for those i am not to fond of :) I try to have a positive influence on my students at the studio. I am not affraid to say yes i am mormon. I try to dress modest in my every day apperance, and cute :) you can do both. Even when i am competing i try to set a good example buy not having foul language, and being kind to my competitors. At ms fitness usa in reno as we where all standing in the hall waiting to go on i asked if anyone would be interested in a group prayer, much to my surprise all 30+ women joined in as we held hands in a circle i said a prayer, what a amazing heartfelt experience for me as i was so scared to ask if anyone wanted to! i just try to set a good example even though i am well aware i am not perfect, i try my best!