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Hi I'm Eric

I'm an art lover, endurance enthusiast, technology junkie, and hopeless romantic. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission on the East Coast of the US. Upon my return home, I expect to finish my college education and eventually make it into a cross country coaching position at a university. I grew up as a runner, musician and math geek. Since attending college, I've added amateur film making and language learning to my list of hobbies. I have goals of pursuing my passion for these various interests throughout my life. In the end, it's not the glory and recognition that could come from succeeding in any one of these fields, but rather the thrill of performing and creating at the top of my potential that drives me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it almost guarantees a better life for me and my future family. It doesn't mean that my life will be any easier. It doesn't mean there will be no health problems, relationship frustrations or financial difficulties. Yet, it does mean that I can be happier. It does mean that death isn't the end of my family. It does mean that I have a better chance at a successful marriage. It does mean that I have in a hope in brighter future. It does mean that I can give others the chance to have the light and happiness that I experience in my life every single day. Life is really good as a Mormon. It's not easy. It wasn't supposed to be. But life is really good as a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Right now, all I do is live the faith that I believe to be true. I teach this faith full time. From the moment I wake up until the moment my head hits the pillow, I am a representative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As such, I hold myself to a high moral code and avoid things that would be distracting from my work as a missionary. That being said, this incredibly simple way of life is unique to the missionary experience. Outside of my mission, I live my faith by living a service oriented life. Cross-country coaching is one way that I plan on influencing young people's lives for the better. That's what I see as my calling in life, helping the young people of the world on their journey through mortality. Of course, I am a Mormon. I do abstain from addictive practices. I don't participate in things that would limit my ability to have wholesome relationships. But in the end, the things I don't do are negligible compared to the miracles I have personally experienced in my life.