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Hi I'm Eric

I'm married to my best friend. I have 3 beautiful daughters. We are trying to follow Jesus Christ here in southwest Michigan

About Me

I grew up in sunny Southern California near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. I grew up a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Lakers. I can still remember Kirk Gibson's home run in the '88 World Series and the Laker's Showtime era. I've been married now for 7 years to my beautiful wife. We have three beautiful daughters (6, 4 and a newborn). With God's help we will find a way to continue to help our family follow our Savior Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for all my life. My parents taught me about Jesus Christ at an early age and at age 8, I decided to become a member of the church. Growing up, I readily believed all that I learned in church. It just felt right and the way things should be in Christ's church. I believe that Christ's church is the same as when he was on the Earth - with prophets and apostles, like Moses in ancient times, who are able to speak on behalf of the Lord to guide the Lord's church in correct paths. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God, similar to the Bible. Why do we need the Book of Mormon? Just look around at the confusion regarding Christianity in the world with so many churches relying on individual interpretations of the Holy Bible. As the apostle Paul said, there should be "one Lord, one faith and one baptism". The teachings of the Book of Mormon further testify of Christ and help us to correctly interpret the teachings of the Bible in order to come to the "one faith" that Paul preached. I also know that families can be together forever. Whenever I would go hear a marriage ceremony end with "til death do you part", I would think to myself - that's not how it's supposed to be, that's not how God wants it. We put all this effort throughout our lives to be loyal and true to our spouse and children, only to see those relationships end at death. That doesn't seem right. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, through the work performed in special buildings called temples, families can be "sealed" or given the promise that if they are righteous and follow Christ they can have the promise that they will be together forever. I love that promise. It sustains me during the trials and difficulties of life.

How I live my faith

I try every day to be a better Christian, husband, father and citizen than I was the day before. It's hard to do especially in these increasingly difficult times when virtuous things are frowned upon. In my church, I have the opportunity to work with our Cub Scouts, boys ages 8-9, in helping them to progress towards eventually becoming Boy Scouts. I also have the opportunity to occasionally teach in my 5 year old daughter's Sunday school class, where she is beginning to develop her beliefs about Jesus Christ. I love serving other people as I know Jesus would want me to do. "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God!"