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Hi I'm Eric

I grew up in a Philippine Island called Leyte . My wife and I are teaching college. We love being Mormons!

About Me

I started Church when I was 15. Served an honorable full-time mission. Married a beautiful and loving wife. Has two wonderful children. My wife and I are teaching college. Our colleagues at work and in our community where I led, knew that we are Mormons (LDS) because of our example that we don't drink, smoke, and swear/curse; plus we're feeding missionaries every week - we love them coming to our place. My interest involves in latest technology and gadgets and we love to impart our knowledge to our students. I like to fix stuffs while my wife loves to sing operatic and cross-over music. I wouldn't know who I become if I am not a member of the Church.

Why I am a Mormon

One thing that I wished to have when I was growing up, was an ideal family. I struggled a lot of having a working mom and drunkard stepfather (later on they separated). I have to take care my other 6 siblings. I stopped dreaming because I thought that I will be stuck in the maze of poverty. I was afraid that I will end up like my stepfather since I am not seeing any good examples from neighbors and relatives. Things changed when sister missionaries visited me and my siblings. I begin dreaming again and my hope grows. I was told that families can be together forever and that I have a long way to go and that my life is not yet over. And that if I become worthy and faithful, I can be blessed. Through the gospel and my learnings in the scriptures and at Church, I have persevere to finish college and even got two masters degree, served mission, and now, I have a family of my own that is founded in the gospel of Jesus Christ. I can't imagine my life would be if I am not a member of the Church. I am who I am today because of the gospel. I believe the teaching of the gospel is true and that the Church teaches correct principles and it's up to the members to govern themselves.

How I live my faith

Me and my wife are gospel (Sunday School) teachers. We love our callings! We are so blessed to be facilitators and ambassadors of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is edifying when members participate and share their experiences and testimonies at class. Learning is mutual both for the teacher and the class when moved and led by the Spirit. We made sure that when we go to class, we studied and prepared our lessons. It is so great to know that the Plan of Salvation was stupendously crafted by Heavenly Father for all of us to follow. I also do volunteer work at the local temple. I know that when I am good and honest to others, I will be blessed. My faith is important above anything as it defines me who I am as a person and as a citizen.

Are Mormons Christians?

We are Christian of course even if others will argue. We believe in Jesus Christ. He is the center of our faith. One would only say that we are not Christian if he haven't investigated our faith that well. I invite you to visit us in any of our congregation so you wouldn't be misled by others saying we're not but the actuality is that they haven't researched us that well. One thing to note is the name of our Church - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's the Church of Jesus Christ not Mormon. Most people call us Mormons but it's just our nickname. I know we all be saved through the grace of God after all we can do because faith without works is dead. Show more Show less