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Hi I'm Erick Huanca

I grew up in Lima - Peru. I served a mission for The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Days Saints in Nevada - Las Vegas.

About Me

I am really out going and friendly I like to listen to all kinds of music but specially Hip Hop. I studied Graphic Design in an institute called Sise. I like everything about computers because I like the technology. I got Baptized, when I was 8 years old on my birthday. I like to read Thrillers and things like that. I like to draw. My family is very small. We are all members of the church except my dad. I have one sister who served a mission in Colombia. I had a brother that passed away two years ago.

Why I am a Mormon

When a I was 6 years old, My family and I were all very active Catholics. My Mom had a booth at the local farmers market. So one time the Market manager when he was writing the inventory down. He brought up that he was a member of the LDS church. He was sharing his testimony with her and invited her to listen to the missionary discussions. She decided to learn more about the gospel by inviting them over. So she talked to us about it and we all decided to learn together. The missionaries began coming over and shared with us the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. About four months later she got baptized and shortly there after, me and my brother joined her in the waters of baptism. My sister investigated the church for two years then she also joined the church. She later served a mission in Columbia. It was a challenging time for my family because my dad didn't approve of her serving a mission. But as we prayed as a family his heart was softened and he let her serve. A year later my brother got sick with leukemia, and at that time I was thinking about serving a mission but I was asking "why". My family and I were so disappointed about everything. We did not wanted to go to the church anymore because we were really active in the church. we had this feeling of discouraged. While after we decided together that we need to do something to overcome that feeling. So as a family we knelt down and prayed to our heavenly father for strength. We felt that everything is going to be fine with feelings of love, hope.The plan that God has for us is amazing. We believe that there is a life after dead that we can live with our father in heaven as a families together forever. I know that My brother is preaching the gospel in the spirit world. I am serving a mission in Nevada - Las Vegas Mission sharing with everyone about this Plan of Happiness. I have a strong testimony about this Plan. I know that god loves us. I know that the Book Of Mormon is the word of god.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through obedience, reading the scriptures, and keeping the commandments of the Lord. I have seen prayer build my faith. If we develop that faith, we will receive more blessing in our life and we will always have the spirit to be with us. He will guide us. I like the scripture in Ether 12:6 that talks about faith. Also by serving others by sharing the restored gospel.