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Hi I'm Aaron William

I grew up in the South. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of three amazing children. My wife is my best friend. I write radio and TV commercials for a living, and I make a really mean fruit smoothie.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the LDS church when I was four years old. The gospel of Jesus Christ was a huge blessing for our family. Growing up I wanted to find out for myself if my parents' beliefs were something I wanted to teach to my own children. After studying the scriptures and praying to my Father in Heaven, I've come to know for myself that the teachings of Jesus Christ are true and that the best way to ensure my own happiness in this life and the happiness of my family is to share with them those same principles.

How I live my faith

In our local congregation I help conduct meetings and occasionally teach our youth. The teenagers of this church are an inspiration to me. I probably learn more from them than they do from me.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Aaron William
No. The LDS church is one of the most generous global relief organizations in the world. We believe that everyone on Earth is a fellow child of God, and we're willing to help whoever needs it. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Aaron William
Tithing is a biblical principle. All of our blessings come from God, and I consider it a privilege to pay back to him 10% of my income. We don't have a professional clergy in our congregation, so my tithes go toward the needs of the church: paying the light bill, building temples and chapels, Sunday School manuals, whatever the church needs to help bless the lives of its members. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Aaron William
We believe the purpose of life is to be happy. To find lasting joy in this life for ourselves and our loved ones. That happiness, we believe, comes from living the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Aaron William
Well over a hundred years ago, some members of the church did practice polygamy. Frankly, I have never felt comfortable with the principle. I recognize that it was practiced throughout the Old Testament, even by great prophets, but I've never really understood it. This is one of those principles that I have to accept on faith. The Lord had his reasons for instituting this with Abraham and others. I simply have to believe that He knew what He was doing and has his reasons. Show more Show less