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Hi I'm Erik Butler

I'm a returned missionary, a volleyball player, a college student, and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 20 years old living in the suburbs of Chicago. I served a mission in Fort Collins, Colorado. I am currently studying Information Systems at Brigham Young University, but I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life. I'm the youngest of 6 siblings and the uncle of 13. I enjoy long bike rides, I play volleyball, and I always try to have a smile on my face!

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up near Chicago, being a Mormon was rare. Out of the 5,000 students in my high school, I was one of only seven Mormons. I have seen the difference Christ has made in my life when compared to my surroundings. I chose to be a member of the church because it totally makes me happy! Although life is rarely perfect, I can always find a way to smile. Nothing makes me happier than knowing that I always have Christ to lean on. I love the good times, and although the bad times aren't much fun, I know I'll be better because of them. I always try to be the best I can and I know that's enough.

How I live my faith

I am always doing my best to invite others to come unto Christ by being a good example. This church has made me happier than anything else, hands down. Why wouldn't I want to share that with others?

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Erik Butler
No. I have chosen to serve a mission because the Gospel makes me happier than anything else. I want to be able to share that with as many people as possible so they can have the same joy I have. While I don't get paid, I have recieved so many blessings from my church service. Many in the church (myself included) reccomend that everyone, health and curcumstance permitting, should share in these blessings, but it is still completely optional. Show more Show less