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Hi I'm Erik

I grew up (and am still living) in Western Washington State. I'm a Sophomore in High School. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to snowboard (I've been doing it for four years now). I'm also fond of biking, swimming, and jet skiing. Recently, I've obtained an interest in computers. I am currently working on earning my Eagle Scout badge. I enjoy reading books by Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Arthur C. Clarke, and H.G. Wells. A few of my favorite movies are Signs, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Super 8, Inception, Back To the Future, and The Social Network. Music is great influence in my life; I am constantly listening to it!

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are active Mormons, so I was born into the church. All throughout my life, I have built my testimony of the gospel bit by bit; I really believe this is the true church. This church teaches so many uplifting principles, it feels so great to be a part of it.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday morning, I attend my weekly church meetings. I enjoy learning the gospel with my friends and other youth. Every month, me and another member of the church go and visit other members of our Ward. This is called Home Teaching. We have lively conversations with the other members, give a lesson, and inquire about any needs they may have. It is a really great experience. Also, every day, I try to keep the commandments the Lord has given me.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Erik
All able young men are expected to serve a two-year mission when they turn 19. They are usually called to serve in a different country or state. Young women can serve a mission once they turn 21, however, if they are in a close relationship that will most likely lead to marriage, it is encouraged that they marry instead of serving a mission. Show more Show less