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Hi I'm Eron

I grew up all over the United States. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a son of the Mormon Pioneers. My family has been in the Church since the early days of the Church. However, I fell away from the church while in my twenties. After around a ten year hiatus from the church, and alot of time, prayer and research, I rejoined the Church in 2010.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes sense to me. Some people are gifted to have faith easily, but I am not. I like facts and data. The LDS Church has expressed no opinion on the geography of the Book of Mormon. However, I personally have found that the limited geography model, based on Lawrence Poulseon's textual analysis of the Book of Mormon to be quite convincing. According to the model, the River Sidon in the Book of Mormon correlates to the Grijalva River in Guatemala. This model would theorize that the Jaredites of the Book of Ether would have been the Olmecs. While the Nephites, Lamanites, and the Mulekites would have been the pre-Classic Mayans. Another item of note is the Mayan "UTCHI" glyph, which has come to be translated as "and it came to pass" a phrase that is used over 1200 times in the Book of Mormon. I also sought out archeological evidences and historical data to corroborate the events, or items mentioned in the Book of Mormon. Like the fact that there are volcanoes around the area where the Grijalva flows that erupted around the time of Christ's death. Mexico and Central America is also where we find "cement" as mentioned in the Book of Mormon. Once I had some corroborating facts to attach to the Book of Mormon, I was better able to understand, and to apply my faith.

How I live my faith

I teach class once a month during our worship services. I attempt to pass on what I have learned about the Book of Mormon and other religions I have learned about. I try and be a good example to my family.