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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm number 5 of 9 children. I was born to play baseball. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a family that now has 9 children (That's a full baseball lineup!). We may not have jerseys, but I think we make a good team. I've played baseball since I was old enough to hold a bat. I was lucky enough to have played in tournaments across the nation throughout my youth. In my family, all of the boys played ball, and all of the girls did ballet - My mom got me to do ballet for a bit as well, but that didn't last too long. I don't play anymore though. I'm a third year college student and spend most of my time studying and working. When I'm not busy I might toss a ball with some friends, or make some noise with my guitar.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember a few nights as a kid where I'd walk into my dad's room and see him beside his bed in prayer. I remember feeling that he must really be speaking to somebody, or else it wouldn't be worth kneeling down every night. From his example I learned that I have a Heavenly Father that is always willing to listen to me. When I was young my parents always took me to church. I was energetic and quite honestly didn't always like it. As I got older my parents gave me more and more room to decide for myself whether I wanted to attend my church anymore. Now that I'm out of the house, it's completely up to me to continue. But I do. I continue in my faith because it has become the greatest source of happiness in my life. My church has helped me to center my hope on Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon, as well as the Holy Bible, teaches why we should have hope in Him (see Moroni 7:41 in the Book of Mormon). By reading in the Book of Mormon and by praying to know that it is a true book of God, I have come to know that Jesus Christ was born, performed miracles, and ultimately sacrificed Himself for me. I know that because He did so I can live beyond the grave, and have my family with me if I'm faithful. What more could I hope for?

How I live my faith

I believe that we can learn something from everybody. Though imperfect, I try to be slow to judge and quick to understand others, especially those that have other viewpoints than me. I strive to be honest in all my dealings with others because I know that God sees me and will hold me accountable one day. In our Church we have what we call "home teachers." Home teachers are church members who are assigned to visit a certain amount of other members on at least a monthly basis. In the visits, they share a brief spiritual message, but more than anything they act as a support to the family they visit, being their friend and rendering any service they may need. I am a home teacher and love it! I find that every time I help somebody else, I forget that I have any troubles of my own. I try to live my life how the Savior would live His if He walked my day to day. When I'm in moments where I'm unsure of how He would act, I use good examples, such as my parents or good friends, to give me a better gauge.