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Hi I'm Erikka

I grew up in Utah. I have been called to serve a full time mission in Italy. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently working on my general education in college and will go back to school after my mission. I am passionate about health and nutrition. I have recently discovered my love for veganism. I look forward to returning to a whole-food, plant-based diet when I return from my mission. I love to get active each day and exercise, especially through yoga, running, biking, kickboxing and hiking. I also love music! I taught myself to play guitar in the ninth grade and have loved writing and listening to music ever since. Another thing I love is creativity! Drawing, painting, photography.. you name it!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of this church. Although I had been taught all of the AMAZING principles and doctrines that this church provides, I went a long time without acting upon any of these. Instead, I let myself be acted upon and this led to depression, anxiety and an addiction that all led me to feelings of hopelessness. During this time, my friend committed suicide. I found that I was even more sad and depressed. I was in a controlling and manipulative relationship that I desperately wanted to get out of. I tried to get out of it for a year. Then another friend of mine committed suicide. I had been suicidal at the time and I remember thinking that I could either leave or stay, but if I stayed I could NOT go on the way that I had. I had been numb for so long. I remember wanting to repent but not being able to because I couldn't feel anything. I turned to God and pleaded with him to let me feel bad for what I had done. Weird thing to ask, huh? Well.. he did!! And man, I felt BAD. But then.. I found strength in the Savior. He helped me to overcome my sins and my addiction and to get out of that controlling relationship. I suddenly felt light and HAPPY. I found that I had to fight for happiness, but it was so worth it, because I had the Savior to help me. I have never been happier than when I've been living the principles taught in this church, than when I have turned to MY SAVIOR, who already suffered EVERYTHING so that I wouldn't have to. I LOVE the gospel of Jesus Christ and I will follow it forever.

How I live my faith

I have been called to serve in Milan and I am beyond excited to serve the Lord and His children! I am currently helping to teach the children in my ward. This has been an amazing opportunity for me because I love children! I have babysat many of them for years and just love to be around them. I will miss them while I am on my mission!