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Hi I'm Erica Lee Bagley

I'm from a small town called Burley, Idaho. I've been called to serve in Fresno, California! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest in my family and I have 2 little brothers! I am 19 years old and I just finished my first year of college at Utah State University. I am a busy girl and I love to always be going! I work at a pool as a lifeguard in the summer where I also teach swimming lessons! I love being active and being outside. I have participated in a bunch of sports like volleyball, basketball, softball and I have also danced my whole life! I love summer, snowboarding, my family, the gospel, playing the piano, laughing and serving others!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been blessed to be born into this amazing gospel. I have always known in my heart that this church was true.... but I think there's a certain point in our lives where we actually need to find out for ourselves and be truly converted. In these last couple of years of my life I have been through some hard, trying, sad and terrible times. My faith has definitely been tested, and I have many times questioned why Heavenly Father would allow these trials happen to me and my family. I realized that this could either destroy me or I could allow it to build me into the person my Heavenly Father wanted me to be. I changed my perspective on what was happening in my life and I leaned on my testimony. I can testify that during that time in my life, my Heavenly Father was always by my side helping me through. I was constantly reminded in my heart that I was not alone and that Heavenly Father's love for me is infinite. I know that I had to go through those hard times so Heavenly Father could make me who he wanted me to be. I am so much more compassionate, self-less, and I have a much stronger testimony. I owe everything to my Heavenly Father, and I honestly can't imagine where I would be without the gospel in my life. I wouldn't trade that experience for anything because I have learned so much and I am now the person I've always hoped I would be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example to others and by being happy! The gospel brings me so much happiness and I want everyone to be blessed with the same happiness I have in my life, so I always make an effort to share it with others. I am so excited to serve as a full time missionary, and I can't wait to teach others what I love with all my heart!