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Hi I'm Eric

I am from California. I am going to school in Utah studying film. I love hockey, pizza and most of all my wife. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Fairfax, Virginia where my family lived until I was 7, when we moved to Princeton, New Jersey. The thing I love most about NJ is the food. New York style pizza, bagel shops, and of course Philly cheese stakes all close by. I love both states, but consider Southern California my home, after moving there in 1999. I love the warm weather, living close to the beach and having almost everything at my fingertips in LA. My favorite sport is hockey, which I love to watch, but I enjoy it even more when I'm playing. I learned to skate at a very early age and fell in love with the game and of course the amazing Washington Capitals. Unfortunately I don't have much time to play these days as I am well into my college career. I am currently a senior at Utah Valley University where I am studying film and audio production. I want to work in the film industry as a post production sound mixer. That means I would mix dialog, music and sound effects for film and television. Hopefully I will be able to find work in LA so that my wife and I can move back home to California. Oh ya, my wife! So she and I were married on June 18th 2011 in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. It was a beautiful ceremony with all of our friends and family. It was truly the best day of our lives. Courtney is an amazingly talented, beautiful and loving wife. She currently works at an art gallery and also is starting a crochet business. I fall deeper in love with her everyday! So thats me in a nutshell.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon for many reasons. Thankfully I was blessed with a mother who joined the church when she was in her early twenties. She was raised in a strong Methodist home, but yearned for more truth, especially concerning the Trinity, which she could never truly understand. She soon had missionaries knock on her door and she was taught the truths of the restored gospel. Her questions were answered as she was taught about our Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost and how they are distinct individuals, rather than one being. She was baptized and has faithfully lived the gospel and served as an example of Jesus Christ ever since. She raised my brother and sister and I in the gospel. My father on the other hand never had much interest in religion and would probably consider himself atheist, however he always lovingly and supportively allowed us to attend church and other activities each week. For the longest time I happily went to church, learning the principles of the gospel, and living them to the best of my ability. However, this doesn't do much to keep one strong in the teachings of Christ. Thankfully I was always blessed with a beacon of a mother, good church leaders and friends who also sought to live the gospel. I don't think I realized it at the time, but little by little I was gaining a testimony through lessons, life experience, studying the gospel and hearing the powerful testimonies of people I loved and respected. I then served an LDS mission in Orlando, Florida where my testimony grew exponentially as I taught and served the wonderful people in Florida. Today I have a strong testimony of the Restored Gospel, of Joseph Smith, and most of all of Jesus Christ and his Atonement. I am grateful for the church in my life and guidance and direction I receive daily from the Holy Ghost. I am grateful to my Father in Heaven for all my many blessings and how He knows me so personally. I just hope I can live to be an example of Christ to others.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways as I seek each day to be an example of righteous living to my friends and family who are not blessed with gospel in their lives. I also live my faith by attending the temple monthly, to pass on the blessings of Christ's gospel to those who were not able to know its truth in this life. And although I live in a small college town where almost everyone is a member of the LDS church, I hope that by me living the truth of the gospel, those around me will seek to do better because of my example.