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Hi I'm Kelton Erickson

I'm serving in the Canada Montreal Mission. I am from Denver Colorado.

About Me

I am serving in the Canada Montreal Mission. I've been assigned to teach the Gospel in Mandarin Chinese and in French. The languages are super hard and I'm in the process of learning both of them. I'm 18 years old and I left on my mission 6 weeks after I turned 18. I was a state qualified swimmer in high school and I've been a member of the Church my whole life. When I was in high school I stopped believing in the church, but I continued to go so my parents wouldn't be mad. I then began to search other religions to find the church that I truly believed. As I searched, I found that the things I knew to be true were only found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know that it was true. I know that this is the true church, because I found out for myself. I love the gospel so much. It has changed my life and made me the man I am today. I know that Jesus Christ lives, because he is my friend. I love him.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that the only way that we can find true happiness is by learning and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Mormon Church is lead by a true prophet of God, just as it was in biblical times. Through these prophets the full Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the Earth with all of the covenants and ordinances that have been forgotten.

How I live my faith

I strive to be a representative of Christ in all aspects in my life. I strive to keep the commandments and to be Christ-like. I try to invite all to come unto Christ and to see everyone with the love and potential that our Heavenly Father views them with. I share the Gospel with others.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Kelton Erickson
We absolutely do not worship Joseph Smith. We are a Christian church and we follow the 10 commandments by worshiping the Lord our God. Jesus Christ is at the center of absolutely everything that we do. We know that it is only through him that we can be saved. Joseph Smith was the prophet of the restoration. This means that he restored the true church that was organized by Jesus Christ. When Christ was crucified and all of his disciples were murdered, the true church was taken from the face of the earth. We call this an apostasy. In 1820 Joseph Smith had a vision where he saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. He was then directed to restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are grateful for Joseph Smith's service and we look to him for an example. But, we only worship Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God. Show more Show less