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Hi I'm Eric Mostoller

I love college football, the Dave Matthews Band and bread pudding. I have type I diabetes. I'm a computer geek and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Montana but when I was less than 3 months old, my family moved to Salt Lake City, UT. I am the youngest of three boys. I grew up being quite active in sports, playing football, baseball, wrestling and just general adolescent mischief. I love art, photography and music. I met my wife at Brigham Young University back in 1988. I have been married now for 18 years and have 4 wonderful kids; 2 boys and 2 girls. I work for Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care, where I am a regional sales manager in the insulin pump side. I was diagnosed with type I diabetes 24 years ago. I wear an insulin pump and also a continuous glucose sensor. I love to snowboard, play paintball and love computers and any new technology. I am an avid fan of MMA, I think it is due to my many years of wrestling.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Salt Lake City as a Lutheran, attending the Lutheran Church every Sunday with my family. I am very grateful for my parents and my grandmother for teaching me about God, Jesus Christ and the importance of having faith. Every one of my close friends in high school were Mormons and were very good influences on me. One of the first, strong influencers in my life was my high school football coach. Just before my senior year, he transfered to our high school from another Salt Lake City school. In a team welcoming meeting, he looked us all in the eye and told us that he had prayed and was told that he needed to come to our school to coach football. Later, due to his influence, I learned the importance of prayer as he would have our team pray before and after every game. After high school, I ended up receiving a scholarship to Brigham Young University so I decided to attend as a non-Mormon. I was not concerned about being "preached to" to join the Church since I lived around Mormons growing up. What I did not count on is that I would need to start reading the Book of Mormon in order to fulfill general study religion courses at BYU. As I started to read, I started to understand more clearly the relationship between Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. I have never really prayed before so when I read in Moroni that the Lord promises that if I would ask Heavenly Father if the things I was ready was true, then I could know by the Holy Ghost that I was receiving truth. I joined the Church in 1989 and then a year and a half later, I left to serve a mission to the Connecticut Hartford Mission-Spanish speaking. My mission experiences have taught me a lot, mostly how to live and work with others and how to manage relationships. I have a strong belief in temple work, being able to offer service to those who have passed on without having the opportunity to learn the gospel. The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ and it is true.

How I live my faith

I enjoy the fact that I have had many different opportunities to serve in my various church branches and wards. I have been a Sunday School teacher; I have served as a Instructor or trainer for teachers in church; I have been involved with the youth, being the young men's president while living in Connecticut and I loved being involved with them and learning with and from them. I have served in leadership positions in various branches and wards; however, I enjoy teaching and being able to serve amongst the youth and children in the Church. I am currently an instructor in the Primary program, often times being asked to help out withe the small nursery kids.