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Hi I'm Eric Parker

I am a high school math teacher who works hard to make a difference in the life of my students. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being a teacher professionally as well as in service to the church. I got married as a sophomore in college and completed my undergraduate and master's degrees while working full time and being a husband and father. I have been married for 6 years and have a wonderful 4 and a half year old son who is the joy of my life. When I am not teaching a have a variety of hobbies that keep me busy. I love to play nearly any sport, especially basketball. I also love to read books (mainly fantasy) and play video games.

Why I am a Mormon

I started learning about the church as a child, but when I reached my teenage years I hit an independent streak. I had to figure out if the church was right for me. A number of events made it clear that the gospel of Jesus Christ is indeed true. First, when I read the scriptures and Book of Mormon I found that my days would go much better and that I was much happier. This was not because there were no stresses, but that I was better prepared to handle them due to the fact that I had read God's word to start the day. I also began praying to God asking specifically if the Book of Mormon was true and if the church was true. I felt my heart fill in response. It wasn't a vision or an angel, but the feelings I felt in my heart were real and I knew where they came from. Since then I have continued to grow in my testimony that the church and its principles are true. I continue to be blessed with little miracles as I do what is right and follow the principles that Jesus taught.

How I live my faith

In the church I teach young men and young women principles of truth from the scriptures. Each year we study a different book of scripture (Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, etc...). I get to share my testimony of the principles and help each young person to develop a testimony of their own. I encourage them to read the scriptures and to pray about them to know of their truth. Each person must decide for themselves if they are willing to stand up for Jesus and do what is right. I also strive to be an example to them of living the principles of the gospel and I challenge them to live it as well.