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Hi I'm Eric

Born & raised in Western New York. Converted to the LDS Church at age 30......and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into this world with a Polish Catholic Mother and a Protestant Father. I dated a few Catholic girls growing up who werent very "Catholic" and the predominant religion in WNY is Catholicism. We never went to church as kids and I never knew a Mormon until about age 26. (I was born less than 2 hrs from where Mormonism all originated!) We sort of honored the Sabbath, having family day each week. My parents are still together and all of their children are married now with kids of their own. I used to drink (a lot) and engaged in many "worldly" things that werent very Christ-like. I met my wife (who is LDS) 3+ yrs ago and we went to church together. I teach, coach, am a father, a husband, a son, and now a Mormon. (July 2011)

Why I am a Mormon

I feel that this is the true Gospel in its most complete, TOTAL form. I am a Mormon because families can be together forever, blessings can be given by men who hold and honor the Priesthoods, and in a world where everything is acceptable, I enjoy holding myself to a higher standard of moral excellence. I believe the LDS church allows me, through its Principles and Teachings, to be the best mortal man, father, friend, husband, and Sumeritan to my family and to all man kind. It has taught me and allowed me to practice, being the best fallen, mortal man that I can be. I also receive countless blessing after blessing that I have NOT enjoyed until the last few years when this "Mormon conversion" began in my life. I owe my great, seemingly "perfect" life to the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints. (LDS) The Principles/Teachings found in the LDS Church just make sense. There were things that were contradictory or confusing in other forms of Christianity......things that were missing or incomplete. In the LDS faith, the circle is complete, the knowledge, tools, and directions are there for our choosing should we decide to follow them and get baptized into the LDS Church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by and through the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon. I use the examples, trials, tribulations, etc found in these ancient records and apply them to my modern day life. I understand and know that there is a Father in Heaven who loves all of us and wants us to return home to him one day. We can only do this by living and spreading/defending His teachings. We must be kind to one and another, support and give to those in need, and be patient. These things I continue to work on and improve upon through the Gospel and the LDS church.