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Hi I'm Eric

I grew up in Provo, UT and I'm a student at BYU studying computer engineering. I'm a nerd, I love it, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Eric, and I like to party. I love a lot of things. I'm a huge nerd and I love every minute of it. I'm a gamer and love to bond with others over it too. You play Starcraft, Halo, Guitar Hero or Rock Band (PS, I'm really good), and we're probably already friends. I enjoy watching movies, but, more importantly, I love to quote movies. I think I consider that to be one of my best qualities, the ability to quote a movie in nearly every context (It's happened already). I am very passionate about the things I love. I love what I love and I'm not ashamed of it. I love to joke around and am quite sarcastic. Making fun of myself is a favorite pastime of mine and making others laugh is something I love. I like to play basketball and can dunk a basketball (or used to be able to...). I love being outside and enjoying everything green and good. I love the smell of rain. I love things that fascinate me, like computers, the universe, or quantum physics and I wish I could just learn everything about them. My family and friends are probably the most important things in my life. I haven't always appreciated them, but I don't know where I'd be without them. They've helped me a lot during my life and have always been there to get me through the hard times in my life. I love them a lot.

Why I am a Mormon

The hope and peace that comes from following God is the main reason I am a Mormon. The knowledge that there is a God that loves me and will do anything to help me grow and be better is a huge comfort during the hard times of life. One of my biggest fears is being completely alone with no one that cares about me, but I know I have a Heavenly Father who will love me unconditionally, no matter what I've done, so I never have be afraid of being alone. Also knowing that Jesus Christ suffered and died so that I can be forgiven is humbling. One of my favorite verses from the Book of Mormon says, "and [Christ] will take upon him his people's infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities" (Alma 7:12). Christ suffered my pains so that he may be able to understand the challenges I go through on a personal level. I have made a lot of mistakes in my life, and to imagine myself without Christ's sacrifice scares me. Even though I'm far from perfect, I know God still loves me and will forgive me and will wash away the guilt and suffering. I have experienced that many times, and I will always need that in my life. That is why I believe.

How I live my faith

A lot of how I live my faith is done privately. My personal prayers and scripture reading are examples of this kind of private spiritual strengthening that my life is built upon. Outwardly, I try to love everybody around me and avoid judging others. I would do almost anything for those I care about, and the motivation behind that has deep seeds in my faith.