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Hi I'm Erik

I grew up in Texas. I teach martial arts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently an Actuarial Science major. I have done martial arts since I was 8 and I love every second of it. I teach and it just amazes me what things correlate with teaching styles in the church. I love the outdoors. Camping, hiking, mountain biking, all of it. I have been in the Boy Scouts of America all my life and it truly has helped to shape me into the man I am today. Getting my Eagle Scout award taught me to achieve my goals whatever it takes.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? simply saying, being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has brought me resolution, peace and joy that is different than any other happiness I have experienced. The Gospel is true. I have read the Book of Mormon, studied its pages, and the doctrine within it. I have prayed to know the truth. I got an answer. There really is no secret path to knowing the truth of God. Seek and ye shall find. Its that simple.

How I live my faith

I was baptized by my father when I was 8 years old. That is really when everything began for me. I have such a vivid memory of that day and I can honestly say my faith is rooted there. I served a 2-year long mission for the LDS Church in Japan and it was such a blast. being 19 and in a foreign country having to learn to speak a completely different language as well as teach the Japanese people the Restored Gospel really opened my eyes to the world. I made so many friends and helped many to enter the waters of Baptism and find the peace that only comes from the Love of God. I was sealed to my wife for time and all eternity in a Temple of God. A sealing is a marriage that doesn't end when we die. Instead, we are able to be with the ones we love forever, even after we have left mortality. I currently serve as a Home teacher in my ward area.