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Hi I'm Erika L. Chavez

I grew up in South Central Los Angeles. I am a proud mother, a wife and a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Erika. I am happily married, a mother to 3 wonderful kids. I am currently a student, even though I thought I wouldn't like it I am truly enjoying my learning experience. My hobbies are cooking, reading and playing with my kids.

Why I am a Mormon

When our daughter was born we realized we needed to give our little girl a spiritual upbringing, so that when she is older she will give herself her place as a young lady. We didn't want her to become another teen mom. Being raised quote on quote catholic, we started attending Sunday Mass. Our illusion quickly started to fade, we had a hard time waking up our 13 year old son on Sunday mornings, and even we would just decide to skip church every now and then. We just weren't into it. One night, after having family problems, I broke down crying and begged God to help us out. To send me a sign that he was here, to tell me, to guide us in the right direction. A couple of days later I met her, a wonderful lady that introduced us to the gospel. While all this was going on our 13 year old son had an altercation with a little boy from school, who turned out to be the wonderful lady's son. These 2 boys became great friends, and while the wonderful lady answered my questions about her religion, her son invited our son to church. To our surprise, our son loved going to church, so much so that he would get up by himself on Sunday mornings. Well little by little we took lessons, attended church and were baptized 4 months after begging God for help. We now have added another baby to our family, and every Sunday we wake up looking forward to going to church and partaking of the sacrament. We look forward to all of our church activities. We continue to strive to be better sons and daughters of Heavenly Father. Every time we walk into church and see that our children love being there and are learning so much, we know we made the right choice. I have a strong testimony that I know this is the true Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. I know the Church is true, that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. I know that families can be forever and I love mine. I leave this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through service. Every time there is an opportunity I help as best as I can. I am there for my friends and family is they need anything as well as the brother and sisters from the Church. I am the secretary for the Young Women in my branch. This is a calling I love! I have enjoyed the time I have spent with all the young ladies. It makes me feel nice to think that I am a role model for these girls, that is a very important job.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Erika L. Chavez
I am a mormon woman, I see myself no better than anyone else. I have kids, I have husband. I must strive to make family life as happy as possible. I have my share of problems and obstacles I must face every day. I go to school, cook, clean and everything else that comes with being a mother and wife. Yes we believe in the equality of men and women, we each play an important role in the upbringing of our children. Show more Show less