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Hi I'm Erika

I grew up in Arizona. I'm an adventurer and a photographer. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love adventures, stories and being a photographer. Almost every Sunday evening growing up, my parents would take us to Grandma's house where we'd have miniature family reunions, pull taffy and swap stories. The laughter, the bonding, the memories: stories made my childhood happy. When I went to college, I realized that I loved meeting new people too and loved getting to know them and their stories. My photography and music classes often gave me opportunities to expand my horizons, allowing for me to meet more people than I had ever before been brave enough to do on my own. As for them adventures, I love trying new things and going places I've never been before! T'is rather fun : )

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because knowing that my Redeemer lives and loves me brings me the greatest peace. Life has its hurts. Between family issues, failed relationships, goals gone wrong and every other little bruised feeling, there are so many sorrows! So many low points I'd rather not dip into. Loneliness, feeling stuck, thinking things are never going to be okay - I could go on with all the despair, with all the frustrations. But then there is hope. With Christ and the knowledge that He lives, that He Atoned for my sins and knows my every sorrow, I have comfort that these trials will not last forever. I know that if I endure to the end and partake of my loving Savior's Atonement, I will be whole. He knows what we go through in our trials, and He helps us at every turn when we let Him. Because of Him, there is happiness ahead.

How I live my faith

Much of what I've done in my callings the last four years is planning activities. I love the opportunity each activity gives to make new friends, to hear and make new stories. Aaaand I really like to have fun. Running around, eating pie, getting messy, playing games, hiking,etc.: I love it all!