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Hi I'm Erin

The youngest of six kids. I love learning. I'm fascinated by other cultures. I love the theater. I'm a Missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in small-town America- where we know all of our neighbors, and high school sports are a community event. I loved it! I have a great appreciation for the power a group of neighbors can have when it comes to accomplishing something for a worthy cause. I did play sports growing up, but eventually I discovered that my true passion didn't lie in athletics- I quit sports and found the performing arts. I had always been very shy around new acquaintances, so my first theatrical performance was very difficult for me, but I will never forget how rewarding it was; I think I had maybe seven lines and a silent role, but it didn't matter. As I developed as a performer, I gained more confidence as a person, and I loved every opportunity to mentor younger students/children who had the desire to be in the theater. I've always been my own person, and valued my individuality. I feel blessed, so blessed, to have the friends and family that I have- who will go antiquing with me, book shopping with me, watch classic movies with me, support my performances, give me advice, and laugh with me.

Why I am a Mormon

I think a lot of people that know me assume that I am Mormon because I was born into it, but that's not the case. Each of us reaches a point in our lives where our decisions are our own, the path we take is up to us, and we get to choose who we become. This point came up in my life, and I needed to know if what I was doing was the actual truth- so I prayed. I can tell you, with all sincerity, that this is the true, restored Gospel of Jesus Christ; that He lives, that He loves us; that there is a Prophet of God who is divinely inspired to give revelation to His church; that our Savior gives each of us personal revelation for our lives, so we can pray through Him directly to our Heavenly Father and receive answers and guidance specifically for each of us as individuals; that we are each special and beloved children of a Heavenly Father who looks after us, and wishes to bless us beyond anything we can imagine, if we but choose to follow Jesus Christ, put our faith in Him, and obey His commandments. Heavenly Father knows each of us, He loves each of us, and I know that He guides us if we ask Him. I know this is the restored Gospel, I can't say that enough, because my life has been so blessed when I follow the teachings of our Savior. I would invite anyone who is curious, searching, or questioning to read the Book of Mormon, pray about it, and find the answer for yourself. The miracle of the Gospel is that you never have to just take someone else's word for it, you can study and pray for yourself, and Heavenly Father will give you the answer directly. I bear witness of that, in Jesus' name, amen.

How I live my faith

I've had many opportunities to fill different roles in my church and community. I've been called to fill many positions within the children's Sunday school level- teacher (several different age groups) and accompanist/pianist for the children's singing time. I'm currently chorister for our ladies' class, and it has been a blessing to have the opportunity to participate in the lessons in that capacity. Probably the most major position I've held in my community was when I assistant coached Junior High volleyball. I always hoped that those girls felt like they had a friend/mentor in me, and that I would support them and all of their meaningful endeavors. I've learned a lot from the experiences that the Lord has provided me with, both in my church and community, as well as my home.