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Hi I'm Aaron!

I'm the hot sauce on your soft taco. And heck yes, I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a skinny guy with BIG plans! :D Grew up in St. George, UT, and I continue to live there as a student studying communication and film at Dixie State University. I love storytelling and music. I just recently published my first novel, entitled "Foreordained," and I plan on making writing my career. In my down time, I like to jam on my guitar, ukelele, drums, or just sing at the top of my lungs. I'm a guy that loves people, loves life, but I believe that life just isn't all it can be without Jesus Christ. He has a plan for us--a plan of happiness--and all He asks of us is to follow the outline and reap the benefits.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a really active Mormon family, but eventually reached a point where I knew I had to find out for myself if this was really legit. I decided to take it to God, because God is the source of all truth and He cannot lie. I read the Book of Mormon, then prayed and asked God if it were true, ready to act upon whatever answer I got. Lo and behold, I got the answer that it's true! And now I'm here. :)

How I live my faith

Day by day. No one is perfect, especially myself. But I've learned that following Christ is like practicing the piano. You're not expected to hit every note perfectly every time. Just do your best and let the Lord do the rest, and over time you'll continue to grow and learn. "If ye love me, keep my commandments." I try to live by that.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Aaron!
Hmmm... well, we wake up in the morning... then we eat breakfast--coffee excluded... then we go to work... then we come home... We're normal people. There's nothing wierd about us. I've found the people that like us the least know the least about us.  Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Aaron!
No way. We're all children of God, whether we're Mormon or not! So everybody deserves to be treated equally. Period. We've poured out a lot of ourselves to humanitarian efforts across the world, such as Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in Haiti, and the tsunami in Japan, just to name a few. We're always on the scene right after a disaster, anywhere.  Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Aaron!
Joseph Smith was the Prophet of the Restoration. He acted as an instrument in Christ's hands to restore the fullness of the New Testament church on earth today, with no bias, no political sway or worldly philosophy intertwined. If there are any questions, you should contact missionaries through this website and they'll give you the full lowdown.  Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Aaron!
Nooo! I think the right word is "sacred." God expects us to live to a certain standard before we can enter into His house. I'm pretty sure they won't let me into the White House unless I have certain clearance, either... Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Aaron!
Because some are very, very gullible. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Aaron!
Of course! Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Aaron!
Nah. There are members of the church that are both liberal and conservative. Variety is the spice of life, no? Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Aaron!
"Mormons" was a nickname given to us a long time ago because of the Book of Mormon. The official name of the church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Aaron!
God. That's how it's always been done, and how it always will be.  Show more Show less

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

Aaron!
Totally! We want every family to be sealed together in the temple for time and all eternity. After all, families are the building blocks of society.  Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Aaron!
It goes toward building new temples, paying the bills for meeting houses, humanitarian efforts, whatever is needed to finance the growth of God's kingdom on earth. We don't have a paid clergy--not even the Prophet is paid for what he does. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Aaron!
If you had something this awesome in your life, you'd want to share it too. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Aaron!
Nah. But I'm sure glad I did. I strongly recommend it for everyone. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Aaron!
Shouldn't you want to serve God because you want to serve God? I think serving the Lord and expecting a paycheck for it kind of defeats the purpose. Peter, James and John never got their 401k, did they? Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Aaron!
It's a group of Mormons in a particular geographical area. Five to ten wards or branches make up a stake. This is a worldwide church, so it's kind of imperative to keep things organized. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Aaron!
You've got to do your part. That doesn't mean we can't make mistakes--it's inevitable. Christ paid the difference for every person, regardless of their sins, but we HAVE to try our hardest to live like Him, and repent when we mess up. Just saying you believe in God isn't going to nail you a spot in His kingdom. Just saying you believe in McDonalds isn't going to get you a free Big Mac, either. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Aaron!
Take a look around you, and listen to your heart as you do. Look at the trees. The mountains. The flowers. The lakes, rivers, and streams. Who can do that and say this is just one big cosmic burp? There is a Surpreme Creator that watches over us daily, and He loves us very much. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Aaron!
Tithing is the key in this. Church members are encouraged to pay one tenth of their earnings--aka tithing--to the church to help finance its growth. The tithing of all of the church members are thrown into a pool, and the money is distributed as needed.  Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Aaron!
That's our health code that's found in Doctrine and Covenants Section 89. We're encouraged not to use alcohol, tabacco, drugs, coffee, and non-herbal teas. What we ARE encouraged to do is get your fruits, veggies, grains, a little meat, exercise, and enough sleep.  It's not just a good idea, it's what God has commanded us to do. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Aaron!
Nnnope! Hebrews chapter 13 verse 8, homie. Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. He organized His church perfectly back then, so why would He organize it any differently now? Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Aaron!
Study it out and ask God. If you're sincere and you're ready to act on whatever answer you receive, you'll get an answer. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Aaron!
Absolutely, and his name is President Thomas S. Monson! God has always called prophets--we learn that from the Bible. Why stop? Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Aaron!
Yup! The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. We all strive to follow Christ and emulate his example. What's more Christian than that? Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Aaron!
Anyone can attend our church, but you have to be a member and living to a certain standard of morality before you can attend the temple. I'd say that Mormon temples are the most holy, peaceful, relaxing buildings on the planet. I love how I can walk through the doors, leave my troubles outside, and feel the comforting power of the Holy Ghost so abundantly there. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Aaron!
Nope! It's The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints, not The Church of Joseph Smith of Latter-Day Saints. The first one sounds a lot better, doesn't it? It just makes more sense to worship the Redeemer of Mankind, the Son of God, the Only Begotten of the Father. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Aaron!
Because it contains the word of God. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Aaron!
Don't do anything sexual outside of marriage and steer clear of pornography. Simple as that. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Aaron!
None of us are perfect, and the scriptures say that no unclean thing can dwell in the Kingdom of God. So that means that someone who is perfectly sinless would have to pay the price for our mistakes that we can't pay for ourselves. That's what Jesus Christ did two thousand years ago in the garden of Gethsemane. He suffered for our sins and made it possible for us to be forgiven so we could return to live with God again. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Aaron!
We only have one mortal body. That's it. No spares or reset buttons. That's why it's important for us to treat our bodies as something sacred. They are sacred gifts from God, much like temples. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Aaron!
Don't worry, be happy. How? By trying to become more like the Savior. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Aaron!
Nope. That ended over a hundred years ago. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Aaron!
Because families are the building blocks of society, and Heavenly Father wants every family to be sealed together for time and eternity in holy temples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints promotes values that strengthen our families so we can be happier together. Show more Show less

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Aaron!
The Book of Mormon is just another testament of Jesus Christ--an addition to the Bible. It's there to bring us unto Christ and to reestablish the truths that have been lost from the Bible over the centuries. Joseph Smith was visited by an angel that directed him to where gold plates were buried. The plates were of ancient date, and had inscriptions on them from prophets that existed in the Americas thousands of years ago. The inscriptions were translated by the power of God and published as the Book of Mormon. And now we give out copies for free because we want everyone to read it and feel the good spirit that comes from it! Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Aaron!
To help people get back onto their feet and be self-reliant. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Aaron!
Absolutely. I know that it's true. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Aaron!
Because baptism is essential for salvation. Christ set the example for us by being baptized, and He's commanded us to do the same. The ancient Apostles preached nothing but repentance and baptism after the crucifixion of Christ, so our missionaries do the same. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Aaron!
Jesus Christ. Trust Him. Things will be alright. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Aaron!
The Mormon missionaries you see on the street pay for their missions themselves. Seriously. No joke. We saved up during our teen years to pay the expenses necessary to go to a foreign land and preach the gospel for two years. Show more Show less