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Hi I'm Eric

I was in the RAF, I love football and running, I grew up in Liverpool. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

People call me Eric, I've been married for 57 years. I have 5 children, 18 Grandchildren, and 8 Great Grandchildren with 2 more on the way. I love them all very much, we are a very close family and they mean the world to me. I used to play football and do a lot of running. I still enjoy football, and I support Liverpool. I started my career in making spectacles then went on to the British Royal Airforce for 3 years. When I came home I began working in the docks industry in Liverpool. I am now retired and am an avid reader, my wife and I spent most of our time with our family.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church in 1967. The missionaries were knocking doors on our street, as they approached our home our neighbour tried to warn us not to bother with them, but they were too late, my wife opened the door and called me over. I initially told them we were Catholics but set up an appointment anyway. Through prayer I quickly came to know that the Book of Mormon is true and from that point I haven't missed a day of reading it. The members of the Church helped me to make my decision, I found them to be great people and made long lasting friendships straight away. Revelation was also key to my conversion, to know that Jesus Christ is the head of this Church and the Prophets, through revelation from Jesus Christ, lead and direct the Lords Kingdom on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday, I love my saviour and don't just try to follow him on a Sunday. Since joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I have served in many callings. I have been a bishop twice where I was privileged to help and serve the people in Liverpool. I also served on the Stake Presidency a couple of times, while doing so I was able to visit and instruct members of the church from multiple congregations. For 6 years I was a Temple worker at the Preston Temple, this was one of highlights of my life, it was one of the greatest learning opportunities, I loved my time at the Temple. A great help to my knowledge as a convert to the church was teaching seminary, because of this I learnt and memorised many scriptures that has helped me the rest of my life.