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Hi I'm Eric

I'm so glad that I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married two wonderful years. I graduated from college in 2011 and work as a chemical engineer at a start-up company. I enjoy computer programming, piano playing, ultimate frisbee, camping, swimming, and Scouting. My wife and I are expecting our first son.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. My Dad was Mormon, his Dad was Mormon, and I think it goes back even further. But when I came of age and was able to choose my own path, I chose to stay a Mormon. By now, my convictions are strong enough that even with the rest of my family out of the equation, I would still decide to be a Mormon. That conviction (which comes from the Holy Ghost) is hard to describe. There is more truth, more understanding, and more answers in this Church than anywhere else. God lives, he loves us, and he speaks to man today just like he did in the Bible. We need him. I have never felt, not for one moment, that my reliance on God means that I am a weaker or less capable man, nor that my faith is somehow compensating for a lack of knowledge or learning. Rather, my faith multiplies my strength and enables me to accomplish things that would have been far too difficult otherwise. My faith also complements my scientific understanding of the world and leads to whole new avenues of thought. My faith in God is one of my most prized possessions.

How I live my faith

I attend the Sunday morning service every week with my wife. Not only is the time I spend at church a welcome relief from the stresses of the rest of the week, it's a great chance to learn the scriptures better and to reaffirm the promises I've made to follow God and Jesus Christ.