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Hi I'm Eric Slocombe

I'm a carpenter from beautiful Saskatchewan, Canada and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Carpentry is my job as well as my hobby. My wife and I have 5 children and 12 grandchildren and we will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary in 2013. I was the founder of an annual 10 Km Run in 1978 which is still held today. Building props and sets and puppet theatres for my family and local theatre groups has been a fun pastime. I think down hill skiing is the best sport in the world and riding motor cycles is a close second. My wife first noticed me because I was wearing a bow tie. I have kept up that tradition.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother joined the church when I was young. I became a member when I was 12. I always enjoyed the activities of the church but gained a firm understanding and witness of the gospel when I read the Book of Mormon when I was 19 and then served a mission for the church in France and Belgium. I feel the influence of the Holy Ghost constantly especially when I read the scriptures. It has been a comfort and sustaining force throughout my life. I love what the gospel has done for my family. I love the Savior and have great hope in His atonement.

How I live my faith

I have been active in the youth programs of the church over the years and particularly like being a scout leader. I liked the "out" in scouting. Teaching the adult Sunday school class made me very nervous but soon began to really enjoy it. It has been my privilege to be a leader in the church organization supervising the northern half of the province. I got to travel to all the remote wards and branches and meet with all the members. Often when I visit members I will take a tool box along and try to be of service as a handy man.