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Hi I'm Eric

I grew up In Connecticut, And am preparing to serve my mission in Provo Utah

About Me

I am a Mechanical Engineering major at BYU-I, I've completed three semesters, and currently I am preparing to serve my mission In the Provo Utah Spanish Speaking field.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, I have always known that this is true.

How I live my faith

I am very active in the youth groups in our church, First as a participant, and now more as a leader.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Eric
Being prepared for potential emergencies helps us to become self-reliant. Becoming self-reliant provides more personal independence, industry, thrift and self respect. It also gives more opportunity to serve and care for others in need. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Eric
Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said: “Women do not hold the priesthood because the Lord has put it that way. It is part of His program. Women have a very prominent place in this Church. Men hold the priesthood offices of the Church. But women have a tremendous place in this Church. They have their own organization. It was started in 1842 by the Prophet Joseph Smith, called the Relief Society, because its initial purpose was to administer help to those in need. It has grown to be, I think, the largest women’s organization in the world... They have their own offices, their own presidency, their own board. That reaches down to the smallest unit of the Church everywhere in the world... “The men hold the priesthood, yes. But my wife is my companion. In this Church the man neither walks ahead of his wife nor behind his wife but at her side. They are co-equals in this life in a great enterprise.” Show more Show less