What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Eric Babb

I love being around nature, I am a Utah man, I hope to be a doctor, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I have lived in Utah pretty much all of my life. I was born to a wonderful family of 6 my parents, my two sisters and my older brother... yes I am the baby of the family. When I was younger I was an avid player of the trombone and the group I was in was one of the best of the state but I put it to the side when I went to Highschool. My Highschool was a bit different than others because it mainly focused on being able to get a college degree once you graduated Highschool. I was a bit scared once I got into it but I made so many friends and I some important people that help mold a bit more my faith in the truth. Once I had finished I decided to go on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was called to serve in Chihuahua Mexico, it was hard to say goodbye to family friends and the only home I knew for my 18 years but I decided to do it and I has changed my life. Now that I have returned I am studying at UVU Biotechnology and Pre-Med so that one day I can keep helping people.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger I had a confidence that this was the true church but I was not 100% sure and I did not exactly know why. It amazed me sometimes to be at school and to listen to some of my close friends express such strong testimonies and to know it was true but to not be able to say it with the same strength. It was until I was on Mission in Chihuahua that I was able to receive a pure and true testimony of it by something so simple. I have never been a perfect person and I am the first to admit it and there were definitely some things that I should have resolved before going on the mission but I was determined to put all the bad things behind me. It was one day that I was having a hard time trying to learn Spanish (because I had never taken Spanish classes in Highschool... not a good idea in retrospect) that I was praying to have the burden of everything bad to be taken away so that I could feel relief. While I was praying I started to remember some scriptures that focused on the atonement and I started to realize that the reason why these people had penetrating testimonies was because everything was centered on the Atonement of Jesus Christ. It was in that moment, and what would later become many moments, that I realized I am an imperfect being I screw up but that Christ has come to Atone for our sins. I realized that I was so grateful and I could feel my burdens and dreams being taken away from me by his hands. That day made a whole lot of difference for me, and it has molded my life forever. Now that I have returned from the mission I am still very imperfect but I, like all of us, am still trying to be better every day so that someday we can stand in the Kingdom of God forever.

How I live my faith

I try every day to be a little better by trying a little harder. I also volunteer and am president of a group that removes invasive plants from our local ecosystem. I love talking to people and i try and share what I can with whomever to at least try and brighten someone else's day.