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Hi I'm Eryn

I am a wife, home-maker and mom to a beautiful baby boy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in small-town Idaho and moved to Cleveland, Ohio after marrying my husband. We lived in Cleveland for five years and really enjoyed it. I loved my job and the people I worked with. We made some amazing friends who became our family away from home. After my husband finished his schooling there and our son was born, we decided to move back out West to be closer to family. I quit the job I loved and left people who were a huge influence on who I am now. But I could not stand to be away from my son 8 hours a day. He came first, and if we could made it work -- I wanted to be home with him. So my husband took a job in Denver, Colorado and I am now enjoying the life of a stay-at-home mom. My hobbies include caring for my son and doing little redecorating projects in our tiny apartment. Life is good!

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that every Mormon has a conversion story -- whether you were born into the church or joined later. I was born into a strong LDS family, but I think I leaned on my parents' beliefs until I was about 16-years-old. I was at a church fireside for the youth (12 - 18-year-olds). Our prophet at the time, President Gordon B. Hinckley, was speaking. In the middle of his talk, he stopped and said he wanted to pray for us. I don't remember much of what he said in the prayer, but I remember feeling the spirit so strongly that this man was speaking to God at that very moment. I then realized that as the prophet of God, he literally conversed with the Lord everyday on our behalf. He is a prophet just like the prophets in the Bible. Once I knew he was a prophet, I also knew that every prophet before him was also called of God -- clear back to Joseph Smith. My current Bishop recently told me that he thinks people really have a testimony of this church once they know they believe that Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ and brought this church back to the Earth. That is exactly what happened to me at that fireside. I knew it was all true.

How I live my faith

I love the organization of our church. Our leaders are chosen by God and are pulled from our own congregations. Our speakers every Sunday are not men paid in money. They are our church members sharing their experiences and testimonies. And it is great that we all have a "calling," or responsibility, in our own congregations. I have served in many capacities. While in Cleveland, I taught the youth of the church, the primary-aged children and also the women. Today I serve in our Denver congregation in the cub scout program, which is a new and somewhat scary opportunity for me. I have little knowledge of the program, but I am slowly learning and know that our Heavenly Father will bless me with the means to be successful. He always has in the past when I am willing to try.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

I heard a perfect analogy about this life -- if you hold up a string the length of a room and make a tiny black mark in the middle, that mark signifies this life. Before and after the mark signify our existence. We believe that this life is just a step in our Heavenly Father's plan. We all decided to come here, to be tested, to find joy, have bodies and grow in families. Then our bodies die but our spirits live on. And after Jesus Christ returns to the Earth, we will all be resurrected -- just like Christ was in the Bible. Our bodies will join again with our spirits. Knowing all of this -- that we live on after death -- has always been a huge comfort for me when loved ones have passed away. It is still sad and tragic to lose people close to us, but knowing that they are still living and that we will be with them again someday is very comforting. Show more Show less