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Hi I'm Aaron

I grew up in OC, CA and I'm a Mormon, or member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I was born and raised in Southern California. I currently reside here with my wife, 2 sons (from a previous marraige) and a Great Dane named Duke :) My wife and I love the outdoors and traveling. We love seeing new places and meeting new people. We love ocean sports, namely surfing, scuba diving, sailing, fishing and kayaking. With our limited time with the boys we plan many trips and activities to spend as much quality time we can with them. The boys love camping as well and hope to do more of that this summer. We have a TV but don't pay for cable or satellite, going on 5 years now. We don't miss it and find we do much more together, creating many more wonderful memories. My wife was not a member of the church when we got married and I was lucky enough to help teach her the gospel and it was a great experience to watch her learn and her understanding expand and gain a testimony of it. She'll be creating her own profile soon. I love architecture. I've remodeled 6 homes and love designing my environment around me. I used to paint a lot but have turned my creative energies into the homes I've lived in.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I grew up as a member of the church I've been through many challenges and struggles that have tested my faith. When I took the opportunity to serve a mission for the church (Served in England London South Mission from 1991-1993) I not only studied the faith I was brought up in but I also looked at many other religions. I went to many other services from other faiths, not because I doubted, but because I was interested in understanding others beliefs so that I could better understand how to share mine. Through this experience I learned not only a great deal about many other religions but even more about my own. I can't place a specific incident of where all of a sudden I knew it was right, but as I experienced many wonderful experiences, and studying, and learning, and asking questions, and finding answers and gaining knowledge did I become more strong in my belief. I love the teachings of the gospel. The older I get and the more experiences I have the more I appreciate it. There is so much wisdom and guidance from living prophets and apostles that the learning never ends and your personal growth has no bounds or limits. I enjoy the perspective I have on life and the knowledge of the purpose of life, the understanding of what happens when we die and the knowledge of how families can be together for ever. So many people search for that significant question alone and we have the answer! The best of all we don't try and prove anything to you, we show you how to find the answers. The truth is out there!

How I live my faith

I attend church regularly. I have a calling which is called Elder's Quorum President, My previous calling was Young Men's Secretary. Everybody in the church serves each other. No paid ministry. Outside of church I read my scriptures every day, most often while on my train commute to work. I also have downloaded classic speeches and other media from the church that is available on iTunes. I also help people when I see they need it. One time I was on my way to work and a woman was broken down in the middle of the road. Most drivers were annoyed, honking as they went by. I pulled over and pushed her car to the side and let her use my cell phone. She said I was an angel. It is often by our actions we work as instruments in the hands of God to ease the suffering of others. I answer questions about the church to anybody who asks. I stand for what I believe even when I stand alone. I do my best to live as an example.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Aaron
Absolutely YES. This is one of the main rolls and teachings of the church. This is why you see so much emphasis on families from the church. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Aaron
From my understanding, it is only allowed in cases of rape, incest or if the Mother's health is in jeapordy. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Aaron
The short answer is to pray about it and ask our Heavenly Father if it is true. I think the best way is to ask somebody that you know about the church. Spend time learning about it, if you don't know a member, invite the missionaries into your home to teach you the beliefs. They will also help you find out for yourself that the Church is true. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Aaron
I find Mormon women strong, happy, proud of their roles in the family as mothers to their children and loving wives to their husbands. We believe in equality but we also realize we are different in many ways and try to accentuate the positives in each. Show more Show less