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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a Mormon from the Texas Hill Country . I work as a paramedic in a large city.

About Me

I was a Chef for 12 years and learned how to prepare large quantities of food consistenetly. I was an Executive Chef at 21 years old. I am now a EMT-Paramedic for 16 + years. I married a wonderful woman that is Mormon and I Love her dearly. I have a smart and beautiful daughter from a previous marriage that lives out of state, in an unhealthy home enviroment, and serious lack of religion that GREATLY needs improving and is something we are actively working and praying on daily. When I am off duty i enjoy gardening and until I was injured I was converting our small place in to (hopefully) a self sustaing mini-farm. I also enjoy music. I play harmonica, and I attempt to play trumpet and trombone. I enjoy shooting. I still cook often But most importantly I make sure I tell my wife every day that I Love Her and appreciate her.

Why I am a Mormon

My Wife never pushed The Church, She attended other churches with me and nothing felt "right" I work in a large city in central Texas. Prior to joining The Church I was counting down the time until I could retire and was getting tired of my "Job" I see people at the worst and some times they treat us poorly. I have been hurt many times and in danger many more times doing my job. But then IT happened. I was involved in a bad MVA (crash) while treating a patient in the back of the ambulance. This seriously injured my back, it could have crippled me. I asked my wife (who was already a Mormon) if she could find help for us around the place since I was now unable. I met the nicest people that day. My Wife placed a Bible and The Book of Mormon where I kept my medications, soon after I became an investigator. The Missonaries came out and talked with me and answered my questions. The Bishop helped us out greatly when my benefits where greatly reduced and was being considered to be shut off soon. The people I met were kind giving and helpful at all times. I eventually discovered I found The Church which I have always been looking for. I was Baptized August 2011, and greatful to the Heavenly Father that I am blessed with the Holy Spirit, my Wife, and a Church Family. I had heard the phrase but never felt what that was until those young men came to help a complete stranger. Now my Wife and Church Family are watching over me and taking care of me while I heal. I recived a blessing that relieved my mental anguish that I had Now. I am counting down the days to get back on that ambulance and my career that God blessed me with to care for people that need help. Heavenly Father pointed me in that career, not a job, for a reason. It took a hard lesson, but I learned. I now understand that through all the dangers, turmoil, and degredations that I endured. I was able to manage and perform my task because of our Heavenly Father

How I live my faith

As of today I am still injured and unable to do much. I have volunteered to become a counselor for the scouts in our ward to teach. I have recently been given my first teaching assignment, it is difficult to travel with my back injury, but I do call and talk with one of our families. We have also been assigned someone that NEEDS help coming back to The Church but we are having difficulties tracking him down. When my other teacher and I find him we will go and talk with him, Despite the pain I suffer I WILL be there to meet and possibly help him come back to The Church. I attend Church as often as possible and stay for all the meetings unless I am unable to due to my injuries or health. I study my Bible, Book of Mormon and Gospel Principles everyday for about 1-2 hours, I pray often and twice a day with my Wife and everyday I pray to bring my Daughter home to us to raise her in The Church. When she is with us she wants to go to Church. She is currently enrolled in a Christian School, but not allowed to attend any Church. Now one of my biggest goals is to bring her home and see her baptized, and grow up in The Church