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Hi I'm Erika

I grew up in Canada. I graduated from BYU-Hawaii. I am a missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Canada and am a middle child with only sisters. As a child I was curious and loved to learn. I spent a lot of time developing musically with the violin. I love art, but I can't draw a thing. I have a passion for calligraphy and an unusual love for paper and pens. I graduated from Brigham Young University - Hawaii with a Bachelor's degree in psychology, a music minor. I have been called to serve a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Salt Lake City Temple Square mission.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 11 years old I read the Book of Mormon for the first time on my own. When I finished I prayed to know if what I was reading was really true and from God. I could feel in my whole being the love of God and knew that all of the principles, beliefs, and values that I had been taught since a small child were those that God would have me live. I never feel more joy and happiness than I do when I am going to church, praying, reading the scriptures, and fulfilling my responsibilities to God.

How I live my faith

Everything about how I live comes back to my faith. Every day I strive to do everything in my power to become more like Christ and show my love for God in who I am and what I do. I often fall short, but each day I grow closer to God and gain a greater understanding of the Atonement and Christ's sacrifice for me because of my shortcomings. I know that by reading my scriptures, praying, going to Church, and keeping the commandments I have been richly blessed and always find the peace, comfort, and understanding to help me get through the trials I have met in life. I know that with the knowledge I have of Jesus Christ and the restored gospel I have a great responsibility to help and serve others. As a missionary I have given up school, work, and other opportunities to serve God and invite come unto Christ because I love God and I am so grateful for the love that He has shown me and the happiness the Restored Gospel has brought to my life.