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Hi I'm Eric Uptain

I'm an avid frisby player and a bike enthusiast that loves to make people smile.

About Me

I am 21 years old and just returned from serving a full time mission where I was able to help people become closer to God and their savior Jesus Christ. I don't think I have ever been as happy as when I was a missionary. I currently am working full time to put myself through school and to prepare for my future and in my free time I love to get my heart pumping. Running, biking, boating you name it i've done it. Or its on my list to do!

Why I am a Mormon

Most people would say that I am Mormon because my parents brought me up in the church, but in reality its because I have learned for myself. I have taken the time to pray to know that God is really there, and how he can help me. Some times during life you feel "alone", like no one really cares about you. You feel like you are on your own and its hard to try to figure out what needs to happen next in your life. I have found out that with the Church of Jesus Christ you don't need to feel that way; our heavenly father is there for us, we just need to open our hearts and pour out our soul to him. He is waiting for us to talk to him so He can show us his love, its free for everyone. I know that he helps his children when they ask. He is our father who dwells in heaven and he loves us so dearly and wants us to succeed in all our endeavors.

How I live my faith

It is my privilege to be a good example to others by smiling and helping in anyway possible to not only serve the people I am surrounded by but to serve my God. I try to do whatever I feel God wants me to. Often times I have had to give up what I want and trust that He knows better than I do. He has never let me down. By praying to God, reading the Book of Mormon daily, and attending church I have been able to consistently grow in my understanding of God and Jesus Christ.