Hi I'm Erin
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.
In what ways have your prayers been answered?
I have a child with a severe food allergy. Sending her to school each day is very challenging and scary for our family. Through prayer I have been told that the Lord knows her trials and He will keep her safe. Because of prayer I have faith and not fear.
Why do Mormons do family history or genealogy work?
I personally do family history so that I can bless my ancestors with the same blessings I enjoy. I love to learn more about our ancestors. I have developed a deep love for my in-laws because of learning about their heritage. I do family history so I can tell my children who they are and what they are a part of. It's so much bigger than ourselves.
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
I have found that when I start my day with prayer I am able to stay closer to the Lord. I am able to have peace and faith and trust that He is aware of me and my family and our needs. I am able to dedicate my day to Him, asking for the Spirit to help me accomplish all that I need to. I am able to ask Him to guide my day so that I will know who needs service and how I can best help those around me. With my business I can pray for direction on how to best teach the children I come into contact with. I know that when I start my day with meaningful prayer the Lord does guide and direct me.
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.