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Hi I'm Erica Birk

I love living in the country of Utah. I run cross country and track for Brigham Young University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My favorite thing to do is Run! I love running in the mountains and all around my small town. My parents are divorced and remarried so I have lots of brothers and sisters. I love spending time with my family because they are so funny! We like to go out to eat, watch movies, and go on adventures! I was going to college at BYU, but I am taking a break from that to serve a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my whole life because my parents raised me that way. For most of my life I didn't know why I was a member or what Mormon's really believed. I always knew that the things I was being taught were good because I felt peace while learning them. It wasn't until a few years ago that I came to know why I truly was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. In high school I really struggled and came to rely more on my Savior Jesus Christ through prayer and applying the atonement. I know with all my heart that this is Christ's true church. I know that Jesus Christ died for me and I am so thankful that I have the knowledge of the atonement so that I can use it in my life. I know that Joseph Smith restored the gospel through God's help. I also know that Joseph Smith died as a martyr and his death sealed his testimony. I know that our prophet Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet of God. I love this church! It has blessed my life so much. I am excited to serve and bring the message of the gospel to everyone who is willing to hear.

How I live my faith

Before I left on my mission I served in my young single adults ward as a relief society teacher. I was super scared to have this calling because I am shy! But I'm so thankful that my bishop called me to that calling because It helped me a ton. Teaching others has really helped and prepared me to serve a mission.