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Hi I'm Eric L. Hamblin

I'm a builder and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Eric, and I live in the White Mountains of Arizona. I have six kids (5 boys & 1 girl) and they keep my wife and I very busy. My roots run deep here in Eastern Az and Western NM. My kids are 6th generation here, and I hope I can instill in them a love for the land that was given to me. I have had opportunities in construction, saw milling, ranching, and assisted living for the elderly. Early mornings and full days along with a great herritage have shaped my life. I count myself very fortunate to live and associate (and for my kids to associate) with great people. Some of my hobbies consist of breeding and trainging mules, packing, and camping. I enjoy going on rides with my family and local youth groups.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the church has defined my very existance. I am a Mormon because I find joy every day in what I do and who I am. I am convinced that mormonism offers the most extensive facilities in all the world to define the bounderies of that joy and happiness. I am not without falt, nor without challenges. They happen every day and are very unique to me, as they are unique to everyone. Jesus Christ not only took those sins and burdens, but he has established facilities capable of guiding any individual through those triles. The more dilligently I or anyone adhere to the priciples of the gospel of Jesus Christ the more freedom and joy is experienced.

How I live my faith

In my eyes, my Mother has taught me more about living my faith than any other. She is a person that has quite litterally spent her life in the service of others. It takes a great deal of faith and love of fellow man to spend your personal time in the service of another. As my life got more busy with family and work, my personal time became very valuable. At times it is very difficult to remember that life is not measured by time, but by relationships. Much of my adult life has been spent working with the youth. One of my lifes greatest joys has been seeing the strength of the youth of today. It gives me a great deal of hope as I watch kids grow and develop into good productive citizens and neighbors.