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Hi I'm Erick Madrid

Im from Salt Lake City, Im 20 yrs. old, Im a Mormon

About Me

I like extreme sports such as snowboarding, wakeboarding and all motorcycles. I'm also a swimmer, and love to play baseball and basketball. Im 20 yrs old and I also like to dance. Im on an LDS mission in Oaxaca Mexico right now from Feb 2011-Feb 2013. I love to teach people the restored gospel and I love to help them recieve the blessings that our Heavenly Father has prepared for them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the LDS church. My dad was also a missionary in his youth. I keep enduring in this church because I know that it is the path to Eternal Life. That is what we are all here for, to be tested and choose a path. I know this is the correct path. And through the sacrifice Jesus Christ did for us on the cross, we are able to repent and be baptized in this church by someone who has the authority to do this sacred ordinance. Baptism is our first step after Faith and Repentance to be able to enter the Kingdom of God. I love this church because i have seen the blessings my family has recieved by maintaining faithful to it. I testify that Jesus Christ lives and that he is our savior.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by helping others in their needs, may it be cleaning something, working outside in their yard or answering gospel questions for them. I love serving others because that is what Jesus Christ taught. I live my faith by attending church every Sunday and reading my scriptures everyday and also by praying to my Heavenly Father at all times.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Erick Madrid
The Book of Mormon is what our Heavenly Father has given us to have a firm understanding of the plan He has for us. It testifies of Jesus Christ just as the Bible does, but it is the revelations that the prophets of God in ancient America have written and recorded about the visit of Jesus Christ here in the Americas after his resurrection. As Christ himself tells us in John 10:16, "there are other sheep that i have which are not of this fold." The Book of Mormon is an inspired record of these "other sheep" and their relationship with God. The Book of Mormon is special because it is the only book that recounts the visit of Jesus Christ to the Americas. There is a promise for anyone that reads it, if you read it and pray sincerely about it, you will come to find out if this book is really true or not. If you never read it or pray about it, then you will never know if it is true or not. This promise will always be true and you will be ablee to see all the blessings that come from it. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Erick Madrid
As Mormons we believe we have been sent here to earth by our Heavenly Father to receive a body of flesh and bones so that we can be tested physically. It has to be done so that we can reach eternal happiness. So we are here to have joy. Sometimes our Heavenly Father permits us to have afflictions because if we do not know what sadness is, then we cant know what happiness is. Also there is a lot of bad things on earth because we have all been given a big gift, it is our free agency. It is the liberty to choose what we want to do in life. Some make bad choices and some good. The important part is that we are able to choose and not be forced. That way we will learn from our mistakes. We will gain experience and progress that way. a great example is education. Why is it important to receive educational knowledge? Well so that we can know what to do when we have our career and so that we can learn and progress. So life on earth is a little like school. We leave the presence of our heavenly father to learn and progress. We are also sent with a family to have that help we will need. As a baby we cannot feed ourselves or go to work. So we need to depend on someone else. We grow to love our family and when someone passes away it is very sad because we no longer have them with us. BUT the best part is that here on earth we prepare ourselves to have an eternal family. What would be the point of growing to love our family and lose them right away at death. We will meet again. Show more Show less