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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a practicing Mormon. Someday, all this practice will pay off and I will get it right.

About Me

I'm 53 years old. I have been married to my ethernal companion for 32 years. We have 6 children and 5 grandchildren. We live in beautiful central Virginia.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church. When I was 18 years old, I found it neccesary for me to find out for my self if the church was true. I read, studied, prayed and did my best to repent. I received an unmistakable answer that I am a son of my Heavenly Father, that He loves me, and if I will do all that I can to keep His commandments, everything will be all right in my life. Shortly after that, I applied for and received a call to serve as a missionary for the Church. I spent 2 years in Georgia and Alabama and had marvelous experiences that continued to strength my testimony. In fact, my mission set the course for the rest of my life.

How I live my faith

I currently have the opportunity to serve as a Bishop of a far flung ward in Central Virginia. If I start from one corner of the ward in drive to the other end, it takes over two hours. Bishops in the church are not paid, so I have a regular job and do my church work in the evenings and on weekends. Thankfully, I don't have to do it all on my own. Each ward is organized with a large number of people to help out.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Aaron
Jesus said that unless we are baptized, we can't see the kingdom of heaven. Even He, in all his perfection, was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. Only a small fraction of the people who have lived on the earth have heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. This work continues beyond this life and the need for baptism applies to them. The Lord has revealed through modern day prophets that this work may be authoritatively done in temples. Show more Show less