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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a planner. a thinker. I love to ask "why?". I'm from Washington and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! I am Eric. I am from Washington. I am attending college in Utah and am studying neuroscience. I like to interact with people and play sports. I love a good song. I love to laugh. I believe laughter and good judgment are solutions to any problem. I take great interest in the simple things of life and enjoy mystery. I like to make myself think with puzzles and riddles. I enjoy intrinsic or complex problems that make me apply what I've learned. I like to think outside of my box. I believe our own self-perception can either make us or break us. I am comfortable in my own world, but enjoy exploring others.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? I think the easy answer would be, "I was born into it." But, my testimony stems from my background, family, and receiving answers to prayers. Growing up, I made a lot of bad choices. Choices, that led to disheartening consequences. I often found myself spiraling downward and wondering how I was ever going to receive any help. Outwardly, I was as happy as could be. But, inwardly I was an emotional-destructive wreck. Chaos and uncertainty with the future constantly flooded my mind. I wanted stability. More importantly, I wanted forgiveness. I didn't know how that could be obtained. I was told that we can always be forgiven through the mistakes that we make, but I couldn't see how God could forgive me. I came to realize that God is our loving Heavenly Father. I am His son, and He loves me. He focuses on what I am becoming, not what I have done. In realizing these truths, I focus on the kind of individual I am becoming every day with a hope to eventually become like our Savior, Jesus Christ. I had misunderstood what it meant to repent. It isn't something that happens overnight. Repentance is a change of heart. True repentance requires a change of action. Changing your will to align with Christ. Change takes place "line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little". I focus on being better, incremental, each and every day. I find that being mormon and living a Christ centered life helps me do that. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through compassionate service. I enjoy teaching. I've held different callings in the Church, primarily through teaching Sunday School. Scouting and the Church are closely related. I received my Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America program. I have learned how to work effectively and closely with others through Scouting. I try to live what Jesus Christ taught. I try to be what He wants me to be, through my actions. Christ-like love, charity, is a huge driving force in how I act and live. I strongly believe that we should treat others the way we want to be treated. I live my faith by trying to treat and see others as Jesus Christ would treat and see them.