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Hi I'm Erin

I have curly hair. I love Bob Dylan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a court reporter (stenographer). I love the opportunity I have to be a fly on the wall to a side of life I wouldn't otherwise be exposed to. One of my favorite things to do is travel. I love learning about other cultures and seeing more of this beautiful world we live in. I'm the second of six children and the aunt to one incredible nephew.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both converts. I'm grateful that they recognized the truth of the gospel and raised their family within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was baptized when I was eight years old, but was inactive throughout my late teen years and early 20s. I always thought the gospel was true, but frankly I was lazy and it seemed like there were so many rules, as well as an unrealistic pressure to be "perfect." That changed when my 14-year-old sister passed away unexpectedly when I was 25. As my family stood around her body, I no longer thought the gospel it was true; I knew it was true. I knew then that we have a loving Heavenly Father; that he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for our sins and die so that all may live again; and that because of His sacrifice, death is not the end, and I would see my beautiful sister again. I'm a Mormon because I know that the Book of Mormon is real and, along with the Bible, are testaments of Jesus Christ. There is a living prophet on the earth today. Applying the principles of the gospel doctrine to my life brings me peace and hope. I believe that God hears and answers prayers and loves all of his sons and daughters, even imperfect me. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. It's also comforting to know that I can go nearly anywhere in the world and that there will be other members of the church that I could call on for help if necessary.

How I live my faith

I try to be a decent, kind person. It's a daily challenge, and sometimes I fail, but fortunately you don't have to be perfect to be a Mormon. I also try to take advantage of opportunities to serve others.