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Hi I'm Aaron

I love the outdoors, Making music, and just having fun. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I like to have fun and joke around. I have moved around a bit from Cali to Georgia, Virginia, and landed in Mississippi. I love music listening to it and playing it.... on the piano, guitar and violin. I also love anything outdoors... rock climbing, snow boarding, white water rafting, and the Sun! I have had many spiritual experiences and I love the gospel.  

Why I am a Mormon

 Both of my parents were members of the church when i was born. I always attended church growing up but that didn't make life easy or my choices perfect. I gained a real conviction of the truthfulness of this church after I read the Book of Mormon for the first time when I was about 20 years old. That is when I made the decision to go on a mission, it was really after I read a specific chapter, Alma 36 where I learned and then later discovered for myself that there was a literal comfort and peace that comes from true repentance and forgiveness. And that is why I am a Mormon and why I am a Missionary.  

How I live my faith

 I am currently serving as a missionary in the Idaho Pocatello Mission. I love to share the peace I feel and the faith in Jesus Christ I have gained in reading from the Book of Mormon. 

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Aaron
 I have learned how to best increase faith in Jesus Christ through a chapter in the Book of Mormon. Alma 32. In this chapter Alma a prophet of God, compares faith to a seed. As we are willing to "plant the seed" we learn if it is good or not, then if it is good we begin to know what faith is. A lot of people however, feel as though we understand what faith is. So Alma discusses "nurishing" the seed and watching to see if it grows. Until the eventual outcome is to be able to partake of the "fruit" of the tree that has sprouted up and blossomed from the start of the seed. As we compare ourselves to this chapter we find where we stand in our faith, and most of us find we stand somewhere between having planted the seed and plucking the fruit, which leads to the question how do I help the tree grow larger and come closer to the fruit, or in other words how can I increase my faith into a knowledge of Christ, His doctrine, and His atonement? The answer comes in what we do. Faith is an action! Alma describes "planting" the seed. He talks about "nourishing" it, and "experimenting" on his words. I have a firm testimony that a large portion of what those words symbolize is repentance, which means making a change. As we make a change in our lives that bring us closer to God's will and living in harmony with Christ's teachings, our faith that they are real, that they know us personally, and, that through the atonement, all of our troubles whether literal physical or mental obstacles, or the everyday hard descicions can be fully overcome. Then our faith has been increased and we know who Jesus Christ is...our Saviour and Redeemer and our elder brother who loves us eternally. Show more Show less