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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and a father. I have a bachelor's degree in Spanish and I work in marketing for a technology company in Minnesota. When I'm not at work I'm with my children, in the garden, or playing the piano.  

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe the Book of Mormon is a true, historic, sacred record. Because of its words I believe that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and I believe that He continues to call Prophets today just as he did in the Old Testament. Today's Prophets posses and distribute the same authority to baptize and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a unified, consistent, correct manner.

How I live my faith

I am a Bishop, so I have the privilege as serving as the equivalent in my congregation of a pastor. I love meeting with members and listening and helping them to become better disciples of Christ - and their example inspires me to try to be better too. I used to serve in the church as a high councilor - which means I get assigned each week to visit different congregations to help their leadership. Since we do not have a professional clergy, we spend a lot of time teaching and training each other so that we can minister to the individual members of our church. I also have a few families in my own home congregation that I am assigned to visit each month as a home teacher. I love serving in the church because I get to associate with great people who make me want to be better. But the most important part of living my faith is my personal worship time. Each morning I get up before the rest of my family to read and pray and think. It gives my day balance and helps me meet challenges well. And it helps me feel close to the Savior every day. 

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Aaron
No. We don't worship Joseph Smith. Or Mormon, or Moroni (the guy on the Temples with the trumpet) or anyone other than Jesus Christ. Those other people are messengers. They are not even 'intermediaries'. A true messenger brings teachings from God, but then directs us to establish a direct, personal relationship with God and Jesus Christ. God does now (and has always) used messengers to establish his Word. But all of our prayers are directed to God our Heavenly Father and closed in the name of his only intermediary, his son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less