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Hi I'm Erin

I'm an ordinary girl, with the same doubts, sorrows and trials. I'm a Mormon. That's the extraordinary difference.

About Me

I am the youngest of four, as well as a loving Auntie to the same number, a second mother to two of them. I am a supportive sister to two single mothers. I am flawed daughter, whose trying, but not nearly as much as she could. I am an amazing friend because I have amazing friends. I enjoy being outside, sports, music, reading, writing, and laughing and being with those I care about. I love my Savior, my Heavenly Father and I know, with all my heart and by the endurance of many trials, that this church is true.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormons, their parents were Mormons, and their parents before may very well have been Mormons too, but for 13 years of my life, I did not belief what my ancestry did. I went to church on Sunday and the events they put on for children of my age, if I was in the mood, but even then I often wished I was at home. I was baptized at 8, but only because it was expected of me, I had no idea what I was really doing, and I may not have done it at all if I did. What changed? I listened. On day, when I was 13, I was at church and terribly bored, as usual. And the thought entered my mind; 'Well, if I'm so bored I might as well listen, so I have something to do.' Silly, I know, but that day changed everything. As soon as I started listening to the words being taught to me, I felt the sweetest spirit. It felt as if I was listening to beautiful music. I knew that this was right. But this was just the first conversion story, in truth, I am constantly being converted again and again. I am flawed, imperfect, I make many mistakes, doubts enter my mind, sorrows and trails make me question, and I start to fade, as I am sure happens to everyone. And each time this happens I do not feel relieve, I do not begin to feel understanding, or closure, all I feel is more and more sadness until finally my Lord does something to make me realize I am searching for my happiness and answers in the wrong place. I come back to his word, cling once more to the church and find my understanding, find my closure, find my happiness, find my answers. And each time I grow stronger and stronger. I am still flawed, I may still wander from time to time, but the knowledge that this church, this gospel is the truth, shall never leave me, or, at least, have a very hard time trying to escape.

How I live my faith

I am currently preparing to serve a mission. I attend choir, I go to the events that both my wards put on, I try to give rides to those who otherwise could not attend these events. I try to serve as much as I can.