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Hi I'm Erin

I'm a regular girl, who grew up in the church. I'm a Mormon and this is my conversion story.

About Me

I'm a busy mom to three amazing kiddos. I love to read, scrapbook, sew and learn new things. I'm a wife to an amazing husband who works hard in school, working on a masters degree and works on the side to provide for his family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with the gospel in my home. As a kid, it seemed really restrictive. I had a hard time figuring out where I fit in the church and the world. When I turned 16, I decided I better figure out for myself if the church was true. I felt like it was a hard thing to live, so I better know before I commit. I sat down one night and started to read the Book of Mormon. It was amazing how it spoke to me in a way it had never before. I'd read it with my family before, but it somehow changed after I decided I really wanted to know. I felt really good every time I read it. What I read really made an impact on me. But, I was still waiting for this confirming answer from God. I talked with my Bishop at one point and asked why I wasn't getting an answer. His response made a huge difference to me. He asked if I was looking for neon lights, was I looking for an angel to appear to me. I thought a lot about it and realized I had already received my answer. Every time I read the scriptures, I felt it. I felt the spirit confirming the truth to me. Now that I'm a mother and wife, the gospel has really changed my life. My eyes were opened to Saviors atonement and how it could help me. I have been able to see the Saviors hand in all of my trials. I saw where he led me, helped me and blessed me. Now, I know without a doubt that my Savior lives. He loves me, he knows me, he wants what is best for me and will do anything to help me. All I have to do it turn to him and keep his commandments.

How I live my faith

One thing I've learned through my trials of life is service is critical to healing. It's a way to forget yourself, do something good for someone else and feel really good. Having faith and going to the temple are only 2 parts of the whole. Without service, you cannot heal. I try to apply this principal in my life by trying my best to be a good Mom and wife. I want my husband and kids to feel like they can come to me for anything. I try to serve the people around me, whether it's babysitting or bringing a meal. We try to reach out to those who are struggling too and help them know they're not alone. Our community is somewhat small, but within it, I find strength and encouragement. We all have a role to play in God's plan for his children. I want to make sure I'm fulfilling the mission He has for me.