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Hi I'm Ernie

I was introduced to the gospel at about 10 years old. I am the son of two loving converted parents. I was baptized at age 15.

About Me

I am active in my church. I love home teaching the members at my church. I am very greatful of my calling. I am constantly anticipating my next Sabbath through out the week. I am determined to continue exercising and achieve better physical health. I have lost 150 pounds in about 3 years. I like working out. I enjoy swimming. I wanna get my SCUBA certification. I love road trips. I like traveling cross country. I wanna get a motor coach. I wanna get my motorcycle license. I wanna learn how to navigate the ocean with a yacht or boat. I have an associates degree in general studies. It's kinda embarrassing because it took me several years to attain the degree. I can say this do not get discouraged. Everyone has a story and the majority of people change there major 2-3 times while in school. I was 18 when I was given the calling of parenting my 10 year old brother. He lived with me till he was 20. Life has taken us different journeys. I love music, movies, video games, and reading. I love God:)

Why I am a Mormon

It all begin a couple decades ago in the San Fernando Valley of California. Missionaries came to visit our family. My father was a catholic and my half sister and half brother were also catholic. I think my mother was catholic and so was my half brother. Umm yeah so my half sister is the first to get baptized. Then my half brother followed in her footsteps. Then my other half brother followed and then my mom. Several years passed and so did my brother and mother. When I was 15 I asked my dad if we could go to church because my mom wad recently passed. I then got baptized then my brother followed and then my dad. Then his sister and then her daughter. Shorty after that I turned my back on Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father for almost twenty years I was one of the adversaries many minions. I recently returned to the Church and was embraced with arms wide open. I live the Gospel like I had just started at the age of fifteen. I feel like a teenager when it comes to learning the Gospel. There are numerous things that I sometimes feel obtuse asking about, because my brethren are the best part of returning to church it makes no difference what I ask. The ward missionaries are spectacular and continue to encourage me. I have so much to be thankful for. Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father continue to assist me with the change of desires that I grew up with in the earlier years of my life. All these worldly and carnal obsessions are beginning to diminish from my agendas. I only want serve Heavenly Father now and be the best I can be with Jesus Christ as my mentor, my best friend, and confidant. This dramatic change in lifestyle will not happen overnight but as I keep my promise to Heavenly Father with Jesus Christ there to assist me, I can repent of my transgressions and these burdens that I have been carrying with me causing massive amounts of resentment will be lifted by God. This voyage is midpoint from the after life.

How I live my faith

Deseret Industries is a great place for church members to volunteer and assist the community with affordable thrift store items. I enjoy volunteering as often as possible. Whenever I can assist my ward whether it's helping move a member or participating in a social gathering. Family home evening is a unique part of the week for me. Since I do not have any immediate fmily living close by and my ward family is the next best thing. There is an assisted living facility very close to my home and church that houses some members of our faith with similar circumstances to mine. I gather with them for family home evening. Since I have started becoming more and more active in my church I have began home teaching. I gotta tell you it is such a great experience to be able to fellowship with members of the ward and talk about our struggles and the gospel. It reminds me of riding along with the missionaries in my early twenties. I was not blessed with the calling of a mission. My brother is though. I am so happy that my brother is on am mission. When I received the calling assistant den leader for the bear and wolf cub scouts I was jumping with joy ready to participate. Sure I was anxious and concerned with my performance. I had so much experience with youth in my family. Yet I had never actually worked with youth outside of my family. I was also concerned with my lack of knowledge in scouting material. Ultimately my ward family and the blessings of diligence that I pray for have assisted me in my calling.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Ernie
Contrary to popular belief as a Mormon I believe the scriptures, a testimony of Jesus Christ is recorded in the Bible, therefore it is necessary for us to utilize the old and new testament to learn about the Savior. I don't leave home without reading my scriptures daily. At least 15 minutes minimum. There have been times when I return to my house to read the scriptures because I need that dose of the Gospel in my life daily. Show more Show less