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Hi I'm Eric Bates

I grew up and live on a farm in Warden, Washington. I love anything to do with John Deere and basketball. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 20 years old, i come from a awesome family of 8, i love my friends, and i love John Deere tractors. i grew up on a farm that my dad owns and i was taught at a young age to work and to drive tractors, and thats what i did most growing up. I also enjoy playing basketball every chance i can get, i played all through high school and am planning on playing some college ball too if i can. I am also serving a full time mission in Albuquerque, New Mexico at this time and i am loving it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church and all my family are members too, i was taught about Jesus Christ and what He has done for me and contiues to do. I have also read the Book of Mormon, and prayed and asked if it was true. I have got my anwser. I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ, and that is why I am out here serving a mission so that I can share what I know with others. That familys are forever, and that our savor lives and loves us all.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by how i act, by being nice to others and be a friend to everyone. I do my best to help others how ever i can, in and outside the church. Im also a full time missionary and i now spend all my time teaching and sharing what i know about the gospel and how it can bring happness into our lives. I know it can. It has for me.