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Hi I'm Eirik

I love to run. I'm an actor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished High School, and I'm getting ready to go out into the "real world." I'm an actor, and love being on the stage. So much work dos into putting on one show, and it is such a fun journey each time. Musicals or plays, classical or contemporary, comedic or dramatic; that it my happy place. I've been in numerous productions and also directed a few. I've been on the design teams for a couple short plays, and written a few of them myself. I hope to make a career out of this one day. Running is how I get my exercise. The feeling of the ground underneath my feet, the rhythm of the earth, and hearing my heart inside my head. I may not be the most athletic type, but I still enjoy the feeling of working hard, and accomplishing a difficult task. It is very satisfying, after a run, to know that I'm making myself get stronger. I work hard a lot of the time. Not that I'm trying to brag, I just like to get things done. When I have a difficult task in front of me, I like to dive right in and finish it. I'm not afraid of failure, because I know that's how I grow the most; when I make a mistake. Not that I make lots of mistakes, but when I do I try to learn from them. And because of that, I'm not afraid of loosing or making mistake. But you can bet that I'm going to work my tail off to not fail. I love my family. They are so helpful and supportive to me. It is nice to have a safe place to go; a sanctuary from the loud of the world. I could never thank them enough for what they do.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church, but that doesn't mean I don't believe in it. When I was younger, I relied on my parent's testimonies a lot. I went to church because they did. Now, there is nothing wrong with that, however, because no matter what the reasons were, I was still getting filled with the spirit. There came a point when I really had to look at my life. Why was I going to this church? Do I really believe it? I thought about this long and hard, especially getting ready to leave on my mission. I am about to preach that redemption comes through faith on Jesus Christ, but do I know it? My whole life I had heard the words of other church leaders, and the testimonies of my family. I had never really had major doubts, and it had been a long time since I had prayed to know if this church was Christ's church or not. I prayed, but with faith. I knew that God would give me an answer, and even before I finished, I realized that I really did know it. I know that Christ died for me, that He lives for me, that Joseph Smith restored His church on this earth, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and that I am a son of a loving Heavenly Father. I have know this my whole life. No matter who you are, or how strong your faith is, everyone has to be converted to Jesus Christ. There comes a point in every person's life where they will stand alone, and they must either choose to fall, or to stand with the Savior. It's not always the easiest thing to do, and I'm not saying I'm perfect at it, because I'm not; but it is worth is. Having faith in Jesus does not make life easy, but He sure make is easier.

How I live my faith

I am about to go serve a mission of the LDS church. I'll be away from my family, friends, hobbies, everything that makes home, home, for two years. I have been called to serve in the Baltic Mission, which includes the countries of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus. I will be speaking Russian. I have zero ties to these countries, or the Russian language. This will be an entirely new experience for me, and I am scared. However, I know that God will be with me every step of the way. Missionaries from our church are called to "bring others to come unto Christ." So if I help a Catholic become more faithful in her church, then I've done my job. Of corse I will be trying to get people to be baptized into the Mormon church, but not for the membership numbers to go up. Baptism is an act of faith, and is a step needed to come closer to Christ. Everyone is on their own conversion oaths, even I am, and my job is to help everyone along that path. I have had many opportunities to share my beliefs with others, especially within the acting I do. Every time, before I go on stage, I pray to have God's help in my performance. There have been times when someone has asked me why I do that, or how it could possible help me. I then get to share with them the power God gives to His children when they ask for it. This quickly leads to a discussion on religion, where I get to answer any of there questions, and testify of what we believe as Mormons. Living my faith is a daily action. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are witnesses of Christ. We believe that He lives, and we represent Him when we are baptized. Because of that, every day I try a little harder to be the kind of person He wants me to be. So if that is opening the door for someone, giving a smile, of briefly sharing a truth I believe in, are all ways of living like Christ. Faith is an action word, so I can't really say I believe in Christ, if I am not willing to live how He wants me to.