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Hi I'm Erin

I'm a nurse's assistant. I'm a fan of family, friends, and food. I love the mountains. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a pretty average person. I went to school for a while, became a nurse's assistant because I love to help people, which will help me in my goal to be a nurse. I have a passion for music, and I love to play the piano and the flute, although I'm not perfect at either. While my career goal is to be a nurse, my long-term goal is just to be a cute old grandma with white hair and lots of smile wrinkles (I'm not even kidding). I love to travel; some of my favorite places are Hawaii and Alaska.

Why I am a Mormon

I've frequently asked myself this question before, when I've had moments of doubt. My mind always goes back to a verse and an idea that's repeated in the scriptures: "By their fruits ye shall know them." I've seen that when someone truly lives the gospel and follows the counsel of the scriptures and the prophets, they become, kinder, more humble, more productive in their families and societies, more educated, more family-oriented, more honest, more full of integrity. That is the way Christ lived his life, and I think that's what he wants for us as well. The church also has programs for everyone: there is a program for the children, one for the youth, one for the women, and one for the men. Everyone is taken care of, nobody is left out, and we grow individually and as a community. With all of that said, one of the main reasons I continue in my faith is because of the joy that emanates from people who really live what they believe. I can see it in their smiles, I can see it in their eyes, and I can especially see it in the way that they treat others. My heart has been touched by these Christ-like people who try to emulate him, and I want to do the same for others.

How I live my faith

I currently am in charge of the organization in my area for young single adult women. We plan activities that will help us not only to come closer to Christ, but will also help us be more educated and self-sufficient. I feel like women in the church can blossom and learn new skills and learn how to better love and care for others through church activity. In this church assignment, I am basically in charge of the spiritual and temporal welfare of over 100 women. I've come to realize how much the Lord knows each one of them individually, and knows what they need and want. Outside of church activity, I try to put my money where my mouth is. If there's a friend that's having a bad day, I'll take the time and the effort to make them feel better. If there's a family having an emergency, I'll donate what I can to help them get back on their feet. I know that faith means action, not an idle hope, so when I say I have the faith that the Lord can help people, I know I'm a part of that. That's how I live my faith.

Are Mormons Christians?

Erin
This question always surprises me. The official name of the church is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints." To explain further, I'll refer to the Book of Mormon, where one of the prophets simply says, "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." So, yes, we are Christians. I love Christ, and He is my brother and my perfect example. Show more Show less