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Hi I'm Eric

I build things and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Oregon and always knew I wanted to be a builder. I was the first person in my family to graduate from college and now work in construction. I love spending time with my wife and taking trips as often as we can. We plan to see as much of the world as is humanly possible on our budget. I love learning about different cultures and countries. We feel the best way to travel is to get in there with the locals and avoid the touristy stuff. This helps you understand who people are and why they are so different from us or why we are so different from them, yet still all the same when it comes to being our Heavenly Father's children. I hope to someday be a father and teach my children all the little tricks in life that I learned from my father.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. There were not many Mormons where I grew up and I had to decide at a young age if this was something I wanted to stick with or not. For years I lived off the testimony of my parents, and church leaders but at some point I prayed for myself to know if this was true or not. The answer that I got was "you have always known it is true", and I did. Everything I am and everything I do is because I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know our Heavenly Father lives and that he has a plan for us. The great part about it is that each of us have a different plan. We are all different and have different trials in life. He knows us better than we will ever know ourselves. He knows who and what we are and what we can become. If we follow his plan for us we will never go wrong.

How I live my faith

I feel I live my faith through the way I perform my everyday activities. I try to be honest with everyone I work with and deal with them the way I hope they would deal with me if the roles were reversed. Along with my busy work schedule I spend time each week working with the missionaries of our church. My calling (or job) at church is to teach people about what we believe. This includes those not of our faith and also those who are of our faith yet may not feel they have invested as much time learning some of the teachings we live by. I feel the best way to explain how I live my faith would be to say it's "who" I am not "what" I am.