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Hi I'm Erick

I was born and raised in Arizona. I am a Cattle Broker, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Mesa, Az. My Wife and I moved to the small town of Maricopa, AZ in 2002 where my Father and I ran a small slaughter house. I grew up learning how to be a butcher watching my Father as he ran the business in our back yard for many years. In 2007 I decided to start buying cattle and marketing them to large slaughter houses. This is now my full time job and my hobbie all in one. I love what I do, the people I interact with daily. Having my own business allows me to spend a lot more time with my wife and 5 kids as well as have the Sabbath off.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I was born and raised in the Church. My testimony is really simple. I have always found it pretty easy to follow the Gospel Plan. When I was younger and temptations would arise, I had to make a decision to live the Gospel or not. I made the decision to live it and I have never wavered. I know that sounds too easy and really for me, it has been easy. I am thankful for that and have been greatly blessed I think because of that. I served a Mission for the Church when I was 19 and had the opportunity to share the Gospel with people that had never even heard of it. I witnessed the joy it brought to them when they felt the spirit and accepted the Gospel. I think that is when I was sure this was the True Church and that I never wanted to go a day without it in my life. I sit here and try to convey WHY I am a Mormon, there are SO many reasons. I love the values. They are simple and good. I love that Family is the core of the Gospel Plan. The Plan of Happiness. My family is the most important thing to me and the Gospel of Jesus Christ keeps us centered and close. I am a Mormon because I have a sure testimony that this is the true Gospel of Jesus Christ restored on the Earth today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith the best I can every day by being honest in my business dealings, showing love to my family and helping and serving others as often as I can.