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Hi I'm Erin

I'm from Alberta, Canada. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love computers and would like to be an IT in the near future (I even ran my own website as a teenager). I enjoy learning about other cultures and would love to visit South Korea and Japan someday. My current goal is to go on a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church. My parents have often related their conversion story to me. That is one reason I am a Mormon. Hearing how the Church has changed their lives and lifted them up gives me a great sense of gratitude. Having the Church in my life growing up, I'd like to say everything came naturally. When I was younger, I could never really imagine not having the Gospel apart of my life. But honestly, like everyone else I know, I've never been immune to trials and tribulation. Although I'm an adult, I think I really grew up these past two years. Having those close to you fall to the temptations of the world and even persecute you for your beliefs really shakes your spirit. Although I may have had doubts in the past as to why I'm a Mormon and if I truly have a testimony of the Gospel, I look back now and see all that I have gone through to get to this point and I know with every fiber of my body that there is no way I did that all on my own. I may have had help from family and friends, but even with them being there, without God, I wouldn't be where I am today. I was reading my old journals the other day and all I kept thinking was "How did I survive that? How did I come out of that in one piece?" The answer is so simple... God. That is why I'm a Mormon. HE is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Currently, I help a young boy in my Church who has autism. I take him to class with the rest of the children. It's different as I've mostly only taught children. To actually care for one particular child who has special needs is a new experience. I'm glad for it. He has a sweet spirit and I've gotten to know him so well these past few months. He even seems happy to have me around. I love serving. There have been many times the Church has helped me and my family through our struggles and trials so I'm happy when I get to give back. Like, tonight, my parents, sisters and nephews took our turn cleaning the Church building. I still feel like I'm new even though it's been over a year since we've moved here. However, being assigned to working with a sister in the Gospel to go out and visit other ladies of our Church has helped a great deal in getting to know others. I'm sometimes not as sociable as I should be different times but doing this small assignment each month has helped me grow and learn more. It's also helped me with making more friends. I get to visit such sweet ladies and the lady I work with is very talkative and very friendly.