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Hi I'm Erika

I have a love for music and a desire for learning. I have a passion for wildlife, the great out doors, and snakes. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have many passions in life in such a wide scope. Whenever someone asks me what I want to be I smile and say "Everything." Because that is as close as I can get to the truth. I have a love for music and I play many instruments and sing more that I speak. I am a writer of poems and short stories that flood the shelves in my room. I have my own personal art gallery full of sketches and pictures drawn by myself and close friends of mine. I love color. I am a photographer and I love taking pictures of clouds and flowers especially. Someday I want to study developmental psychology and become a special education teacher. My dream is not to find a cure for those with special needs, but to find a cure for them that see special needs people as anything less than they are. I have a dream to show the world that differences are good and handicaps only make people more capable in other ways. I love nature, especially the Arizona desert in which I live. I think this vast desert wasteland is much more than a barren armpit of the world. It houses so many things that are beautiful creations of our Heavenly Father. I choose to see the beauty in what most people see as nothing extraordinary. I have all these things that I love and things I want to do, but none more important to me that motherhood. I would give all these passions away and more for the opportunity to be a mother. Someday I wish to have children and a husband and live happily with them through all eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

I have often thought of what I would be without this gospel, this wonderful truth in my life. And the answer I have found is that I would be nothing without the gospel, which would be a dramatic take for someone that aspires to be everything. I am a member of this church because I know with all of my heart that it is true. How can an organization that inspires so many people to do right and to be clean and to live their lives in such an outstanding way, be wrong? I submit that it cannot. This church has made me who I am and without it I would have not learned true happiness. Because of this gospel I am a clean, virtuous, loving soul with a knowledge that I am never alone. I am a Mormon because I believe the teachings of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and have chosen to live my life following His example. This gospel teaches many true principles that profess God's love for us as His children, show us the way to achieve eternal life, and how we can find solice in our Savior. We each go through hard times. Through the teachings of the church it is better understood that we can always have the Savior to guide us through these times. I know that Jesus Christ is always going to be there for me, that He knows me, that He loves me. And that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have three callings at church and I try my best to serve them well. The first one I received is a Sunday School teacher for the children 4-5. I love this calling because these sweet kids show me the reason the Lord asked us to be like the little children. I love preparing lessons and handouts and teaching these kids the gospel principles in a raw and simple way. My second calling is as a Young Single Adult Thursday night activities planner. The YSA's meet each Monday and Thursday for a lesson and an activity and I am responsible for planning Thursday activities. I like this calling because I being around people. I am super social and love to make people laugh. I like it especially because I get to be around the people closer to my age and get to spend time learning from those a little older than me. My third calling is as an Activities committee board member. I get to go to meeting and help plan the monthly activities for the Women in the church. I enjoy this because I spend all my time at church on Sunday with my primary children so it gives me an opportunity to be a part of the adult groups in the ward as well. I also am a visiting teacher and I get to visit three lovely women and my companion is amazing. I like this because it helps me feel needed and loved as well as those I am teaching. I love being a member of this church because of the many lifelong friends I have made and the examples of kindness they are to me.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon was actually written by more than a dozen great men of old. Much like the Bible, the records were passed from generation to generation and written upon them were many sacred and blessed things, such as the commandments of the Lord and stories of faith and blessings brought by obedience to them. It is called the Book of Mormon because the last prophet to leave his record was the prophet Moroni, son of Mormon. Mormon took the accounts of the previous prophets and compiled and abridged them, including all the pieces the Lord inspired him to use. Joseph Smith then received the records from a hillside by the direction of the angel Moroni and translated them using the Urim and Thummum. Show more Show less