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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a father, CPA, and student who loves dirt bikes. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two beautiful daughters. I am a CPA and work full-time as an accountant. In addition to balancing my responsibilities as a husband and father, I am a post-graduate student and invoved with the Boy Scouts of America program. In my limited free time I enjoy being with my famiy, riding dirt bikes, and playing golf. Before college, I lived in Peru for two years. While there I was able to learn Spanish and many life lessons that continue to impact my life on a daily basis.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it's my choice. When I was a kid I was raised by Mormon parents who loved me and my brothers and sisters. They did their best to teach me about what it meant to a Mormon. However, there came a time in my life when I had to choose whether I would continue being a Mormon or not. I found myself living away from home my freshman year of college. At first I kept attending church each week, but as the school year progressed I got more and more busy with other things and I let my attendance at church slip. By the end of my freshman year I was no longer attending church, not that I had anything against it, I just didn't make it a priority. One day I got a telephone call from my dad. He wanted to know if I was planning on serving a mission for the church as I had just turned 19- the age that Mormon young men can serve a mission. I hadn't given a mission much thought, but at that moment I knew I hadn't been going to church and that I was not prepared to serve a mission and so I told my father no. After that conversation I started to reflect on my decisions my freshman year and whether or not I really wanted to be Mormon. With time my reflections got more and more profound, to the point that I found myself pondering my beliefs. As I thought about what I truly believed I couldn't help but think about my feelings. Both the feelings I had when I truly lived the standards that were taught in the Mormon church and the feelings that I had the past few months while not really living those same standards. I couldn't deny that when I lived those standards that I was taught as a young man, I felt a peaceful assurance that all would be well. It wasn't an overpowering feeling, just an inner tranquility. I realized that lately I had been missing those feelings and that I wanted them back. That is when I decided that I wanted to be Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to make this world a better place for others. In church I have responsibility for a group of young men ages 16 -18. Each week I am responsible for teaching them a lesson based on the gospel of Jesus Christ. I take this responsibility seriously as some of these young men may find themselves searching for truth as I did at their age. It is my hope that I can help them in some small way to know how to find the truth- as each person must come to know for themselves. More important than my responsibility to the young men is my responsibility to my family. As a husband I try to live my faith by being caring and compassionate to my wife. I want her to know that she is the most important person in my life and that I am willing to give all for her. As a father I try my best to create a home where my daughters not only hear that they are loved, but also feel the love that their mother and I have for them. At times this is a difficult task as selfish desires can get in the way, but I know that this is no reason not to try. At times I come up short of being the father that I would like to be, but my faith does not let me give up. I continue to try and try again- knowing that my family is worth effort.