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Hi I'm Erin

I'm a Mom, I'm a Swim Lesson Teacher, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother of two beautiful children. Our family loves to be active and we love to be outdoors. My favorite place is the beach. I love exploring the tide pools with my children. I have a passion for swimming and most importantly teaching others to swim. I love that I can make a difference. I love learning new things and sharing what I know with others.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has always been an important part of my life. When I was sixteen my father died and I learned at a young age that life can change in an instant. My family went through a lot of trials with the loss of my Dad. Through those trials the Church was always a safe place, a place of peace and love. Church members helped our family through their love and service. It strengthened my testimony of God's love for me. I knew that I wanted that peace and comfort in my own family someday. Now that I am a wife and mother I can't imagine our life without this Gospel. The happiest day of my life was when our family was sealed in God's temple for time and all eternity.

How I live my faith

I served several years in my ward as the President of the woman's organization (known as Relief Society). During this time I had the opportunity to work with other ward leaders to help serve families who were struggling both temporally and spiritually. Most importantly I have been blessed with the opportunity to know, love, and serve members of our ward personally.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Erin
When I served as the Relief Society President in our ward I was often made aware of needs from other families in our community who were not of our faith. One family in particular comes to mind; the mother was raising five small children on her own and had no transportation and very little household items including beds and toys for the children. Through our ward we were able to organize donations and meet most of this families needs. What needs we weren't able to meet as a ward we were able to meet through Deseret Industries, a thrift store sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This was a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to help someone who needed it regardless of religious affiliation. Show more Show less