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Hi I'm Erik

I do parkour (freerunning). I'm an artist. I'm currently serving a full-time mission in Texas. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm laid-back and tend to be pretty easy to get along with. I enjoy doing parkour with my friends. I also enjoy break-dancing, and used to teach break-dance classes for fun. I like to listen to music, read, and draw. I took some college classes after I graduated high school, but my goal was mostly to prepare to serve a mission. One achievement I'm proud of is completing the St. George Marathon a couple years back. It felt amazing to have achieved what I did through the work that I put it into it. I know that a mission will be that much more rewarding. When I complete my mission, I intend to enroll in an art program that will prepare me to do character design for video games. I think that would be a very fulfilling career and a great way to combine my talents and my interests to earn a good living.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the church. I have been blessed with a loving and supportive family. We are all active members of the church, and we strengthen and uplift each other. Even though my siblings and my parents are not all living under the same roof, we keep in touch and make the effort to stay connected through email, letters, holiday visits, and phone calls. My family's unity in the gospel has played a big role in my own testimony. I have a strong belief that families should be together forever, not just in this life, but in the next as well. I want to be with my family forever, and I know that God's plan is meant to allow families to be happy and together for eternity. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ has helped us to love each other better. We can pattern our actions after the example of Jesus Christ, and when we have trials or conflict, the teachings of God give us comfort, understanding, strength, and resolve to be better. I know that God loves me and wants me to be happy. Through living my life the way that my Heavenly Father wants, I have joy and love in my life and I know that I will live with God after death.

How I live my faith

My faith is an important part of my identity. As a full-time missionary, I seek ways to serve people in my community and to share my faith and testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ and His mission. Before my mission, I was a home teacher. This meant I would visit certain families in my congregation every month with a home teaching companion. Together, we would visit with our assigned families to make sure that their needs were being met, and would offer our service if necessary. We also shared a spiritual message with them, and would take some time to discuss gospel principles and our feelings about them. It was a really great experience being able to meet with people outside of church and connect with them in that way. In many ways, being a full-time missionary is similar, in that I am meeting with families in my assigned area to discuss gospel principles such as faith, brotherly kindness, forgiveness, service, and the role of Jesus Christ in our lives. I believe that everyone can benefit from learning more about God's love and word, and I want to share God's plan of happiness with everyone that I meet!

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Jesus Christ is the center of our gospel. He is the literal son of God. We follow his teachings, believe his words and pray in his name to the Father. He atoned for our sins and died on the cross to save us and we are saved only through him and by him, following his words and example and by sincere repentance. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Talk to the missionaries. They would love to teach you about the church. As you learn about it, and feel that it is true, a priesthood holder, authorized of God can baptize you and confirm you a member of the church. Show more Show less