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Hi I'm Aaron

I enjoy classical music. I want to be a teacher. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of eight, which brought much attention to us at the grocery store. Like those in my family I love to play and perform music. I sing, play the piano, and have performed at the collegiate level on the French horn. I'm finishing up an associate's degree at the local community college. I enjoy bicycling and reading novels.

Why I am a Mormon

We all have questions we must face at some point in our life. My parents have raised me within the church and provided the information that would answer many of those questions. They took me to church. They helped me participate. They raised me as a Mormon. But loving parents' efforts are not sufficient, being alone. It took great effort from me to discover these truths for myself. I recall working through and discovering the power of repentence and forgiveness when I was in my early teenage years. Around that time I discovered that sincere study of the Book of Mormon yielded greater personal power to do what I knew was right. I felt an assurance that I was a son of God, and that he had a purpose for me. I'm not certain when the decision came to serve a mission. It came gradually, like the rising of the sun. There I learned what it means to have faith in Jesus Christ. There I learned even greater that God has called a prophet on the earth to direct His works. There I learned a bit more the infinite love He has for His children. So why am I mormon? Because it's true. Time and time again God has shown me this.

How I live my faith

I am involved in a ward that caters to the needs of young single people. We have many activities and ways to reach out to people who are new to the area or are returning to church activity. Also, I always keep on hand a few cards that provide information about the gospel of Jesus Christ that I hand out to people that I meet throughout the day.

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

We all have things that we hold sacred. I have shared conversations with family members and close friends where the contents in them are so sacred that revealing them wouldn't necessarily hurt, but would be of supreme disrespect. For this and other reasons attendence to the temples is limited. In the church we prepare people to go to the temple by helping them understand the meaning of the temple and by helping them attain a level of morality. Entering the presense is a metaphor of what it will be like to enter God's presense. We all have to prepare for that day, when we will see God. It only makes sense that one must prepare before they are allowed to attend the temple. Every man and woman is eagerly encouraged to take the steps to make it there. Show more Show less