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Hi I'm Erika

I am a fun-seeker, a student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the south, and y'all it's just a better way of life here. I love to talk, and will gladly talk to someone for hours on end. I am the type of person that walks into a room not knowing anyone and leaves knowing everyone. I am working towards a degree in elementary education. It is my dream to teach kindergarten (they are just so cute!) I love to do any and all things deemed as "creative" in my spare time. I have danced and played the violin in the past. DIY projects are what I live for. I also love to be outdoors, even if that just means sitting in the grass and reading a good book. I have been called to serve as a missionary in Ventura, California.

Why I am a Mormon

Christ is the center of our religion, and I don't know where I would be without the rock of my redeemer pushing me through my crazy life. I know that He is always there for me, and I have gotten to know Him so well through this gospel. I also have the opportunity to read more of His words in the Book of Mormon. I was raised in this church, but I was able to learn for myself that it preaches truth and leads me on the path back to my Father in Heaven as I read the verses in the Book of Mormon. This gospel has brought me nothing but happiness, and I can't wait to bring my happiness to California!

How I live my faith

I have taught classes specifically for women during church hours. I have led the music for the congregation, participated in choirs, and helped organize several activities for the youth and young adults. I often go out with the missionaries to help teach and bring people closer to Christ.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

As followers of Jesus Christ, we want to share the good news of His restored gospel with anyone and everyone who is willing to hear it. Girls willingly commit 18 months and boys commit 24 months of their lives entirely to this purpose-sharing His word. People who desire to serve as missionaries go through a long process to ensure they are worthy and ready to serve. Then they are sent far away from home, leaving everything (and I do mean everything) behind so that they can find those who are ready to learn more about their Savior. The purpose of proselyting is to seek out those people. Missionaries spend all of their time trying to find those that God has prepared to learn about the restored gospel and His plan of Happiness. Show more Show less