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Hi I'm Erica

I grew up in good ole' St. Louis. I'm a student, musician, artist, friend to those in need, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I absolutely LOVE music, and feel that I have been given a wonderful gift to sing. I welcome any opportunities I have to share this gift with others, and welcome most especially opportunities to share my testimony and our Father in Heaven's love for us through my music as well. I play the violin, although not as well as my voice. I also enjoy any time I have to be able to do artwork. It brings me joy and relief from the world. Cooking not only for myself, but for others brings me great joy as well. Decorating brings me great pleasure. I am in LOVE with old movies, and many times wish I was in them. My favorite color is red because it is a classic/classy color....and I love classy! I am a student studying Communication Disorders, and working towards a Master's Degree as a Physicians Assistant for an ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat Doc). I love children, and hope to one day have a wonderful family of my own. Although I grew up in the city, I love being outdoors and going camping and hiking, and having all sorts of fun provided by mother nature. I also welcome change and trying new things. Sometimes that can be scary, but I say just embrace it....the more you embrace, the more you learn!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this faith, and grew up going to church every single Sunday. When I was a youth, I struggled at times with knowing if this church I had attended my whole life faithfully was really for me. My testimony was shaky at times, but at other times was my only and most burning strength I had. I kept praying and praying to have an answer if the Book of Mormon was true. I kept reading it to see if I would get that answer magically one night as I read passages, but that never happened. After I finished the Book of Mormon, I was confused as to why I never had that "ah ha" moment event everyone else seemed to have. I felt almost cheated in a way, but I kept searching for an answer. Finally, after a long time of asking and searching I got my "ah ha" moment while listening to a very special lady talk about the meaning a wonderful song entitled "This is the Christ." I was in tears, and have never forgot that burning sensation of joyful, and happy and soooo many emotions all together at once. I finally felt that true joy that the knowledge that the gospel is true brings. I am a member of this church because I know that it brings true and everlasting joy....nothing in this world can take that away from me! I have a testimony that I know the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, and that the Book of Mormon truly is another testament of Jesus Christ and his love for each of us. I know that through the Atonement, we can return to live with our Father in Heaven once again, and be with our families for time and all eternity. What more could we want, and what more could bring us greater pleasure than this knowledge?

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a variety of ways. Again, music has and always will be a huge part of my life. Much of my love of music has put me in positions to choose songs and presentations of songs via choir or small group ensembles, etc so that our church meetings are filled with a wonderful and joyful spirit of love. I've had opportunities to share my testimony of what I know to be true through my music, and have been able to give others the same opportunities. I've organized, put together, participated in, and conducted firesides, or evening presentations of musical odes to Christ and what he did for each of us on this Earth so that we may live again. I have recently had many opportunities to serve and help the youth. What a joy THAT has been!! They are so fragile, yet so strong all that the same time. I have come to see the importance of a good example and a testimony. Working with them has helped me see even more what wonderful people they are.