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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a musician. I'm an artist. I'm an entrepenuer. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I went to school in Utah, graduated in Advertising, and then moved to New York to work for L'Oreal. I loved New York. After a year or so, I felt like I needed to be somewhere else - like there was something I needed to learn about myself. So I packed up and moved out west to start my own company. Advertising is great. I love the whole concept of the thing and I love my work. Being able to solve problems creatively and help businesses grow through creative ideas is something that makes me very happy. I write music on the guitar, surf, rock climb, fashionably nerdy, love the ocean, ice cream, indie music, going to concerts, making people laugh, people watching and singing in the car. I bought an old camera for $3 at a garage sale and take pictures with it whenever I can. Art, wether it be photography, painting, sculpting, music movies, is a huge part of my life. I like reading and writing. Life is great.

Why I am a Mormon

There is a lot of confusion and sadness in the world. Someone once said that you should treat everyone as if they have a broken heart, because they probably do. Mormonism to me is the surest path to happiness and a life full of purpose and meaning. To be Mormon isn't just being part of the Church, it's a way of life. It is a path that I've chosen to live that I know will lead me to my Heavenly Father's presence one day. The Gospel of Jesus Christ gives my life meaning and perspective. The doctrines have strengthened me and been a source of comfort to me throughout my life.

How I live my faith

Being Mormon is giving up your wants and needs and selfish desires and serving others. I have found that I am happiest when I am thinking of how to serve and help others - in and out of the Church. That's what I love most about being Mormon - the knowledge that God is real, that He knows and cares about us, and that He wants us to be happy. And that He has provided a way for us to return to Him - through living a life dedicated to serving, loving and caring for others.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Aaron
Peter says (1 Peter 2:9) that the chosen people is a "peculiar people". Well, that's true. Mormons are peculiar, in that we aren't like other people. We don't drink alcohol, smoke, abstain from pre-marital sex and eat a lot of jello... Being different causes others to label the Mormons a cult because many don't understand why we do what we do. It is most of the time out of ignorance. But we are not a cult, and anyone who has met with a Mormon or been to church can tell you that. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Aaron
This is a great question. I have always thought that men are given the priesthood to learn to become more like women! Essentially the Priesthood is the responsibility from God given to men to learn to serve. Through this service men are able to perform ordinances necessary for salvation. But this doesn't mean that women don't have equally important roles, namely the most wonderful and rewarding calling of motherhood. Show more Show less