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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a father, a husband, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a small family farm and learned the value of hard work from an early age. Most of my life lessons were learned working side by side with my father, grandfather, and brothers. I love my family more than anything. I have a wife and 4 children who inspire me and encourage me to be better each day. Everything I do is for them. Nothing on this earth brings me more happiness than spending time with them. We enjoy going on bike rides and playing together. I also enjoy riding my harley as much as I can. The solitude of a motorcycle ride is my "therapy". It's a place where I block out the distractions and noise of life and think.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was in college I was searching for happiness. I had been raised in the mormon church but was never particularly active. My search for happiness led me down many different paths that were always away from God. I viewed religion as stifling and restrictive. But one night I was at rock bottom. I had finally given up trying to find happiness on my own and I remembered some of the things I had learned about God as a youth. So I turned to God for answers and He answered that sincere prayer. Since then I have embraced Jesus Christ as my savior and turned my life over to Him. Because of that decision my life has been filled with more joy and happiness than I ever thought possible. I know God lives. He knows us and wants us to be happy. Only through the grace of Christ is forgiveness possible and because he suffered true happiness can be found.

How I live my faith

I learned early on in my professional career that I needed to find a way to help people in order to be "fulfilled" and happy with what i was engaged in. In my church i work mostly with the youth, particularly young men ages 12-18. I find a lot of happiness in helping these kids find out who they are and what is important to them. One of the most important things i can do as a leader is to help them have the courage to stand up for what is right. That is difficult, especially in their teenage years when fitting in can seem so important. I try to be a good neighbor. I love where we live and I want all of us to feel like we can lean on each other for help. Most of all I just try to set a good example and live the way God wants me to because I have found my life is filled with more joy, happiness, and peace when I turn things over to Him. That doesn't mean I don't experience disappointment, anger, anxiety, and all the other negative things life throws at me. It just means that when those things come I am able to put them in perspective and realize God is charge and He will direct my path for good.