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Hi I'm Aaron

I was born and raised in Arizona. I love to go shooting. Nothing makes me happier then when it rains and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in June of 1992 to Connie and Tim. My mom was born a member and my dad is a convert. I have 2 brothers and one sister. My sister Allyssa in the oldest of all of us. Then comes my brother Adam, I follow after that , and finally there is my little brother Brendan. I live in Arizona my whole life and despite being a desert rat i love the rain and being in freezing cold weather. I love to be active and when it comes to doing something physically crazy i'm usually one of the first if not the first to do it. I come from a very large and very close net family. I love all my many cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. I haven't done much traveling outside of Arizona but I've been to almost every city, town, or tourist site here. One of my favorite activities is to go shooting with my family and friends. I'm a pretty smart person and if i put my mind to i can do pretty much anything. I'm very blessed to have the same best friends for the last decade. Even though most of us don't live in the same state we've kept our friendship strong by using social networks and online gaming. I am the kind of person that become great friends with people quickly.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church but that doesn't mean I was born with a testimony. As I grew up I had many struggles and trails that made me think that heavenly father wasn't there in my life. This continued for many years until about halfway through my freshman year high school when I moved to where I live now. A few weeks before my family and I moved to our current house, I had stopped going to church completely due to feeling like an outcast by the people of various ages in my ward. My mother convinced me to go church one final time before I decided to leave the church completely. My new ward was almost three or four times the size of my old one and very quickly I felt very small and insignificant. After sacrament meeting our family was asked to come to the bishop's office so that he could get to know our family. It made me feel very welcome to be in this new ward. Once we had left the bishop's office; my siblings and I were shown where our Sunday school classes were. As I entered the class the feeling of awkwardness quickly returned but it was at this point that I met my friend Josh. I still don't know if it was that he saw that I felt out of place or that the spirit told him I needed a friend but he asked me if I wanted to come sit next to him. The rest of church we got to know each other and we found out we only lived a few houses away from each other. He helped me to feel very welcome within our Sunday school class and our scout group. After this I had many great experiences that helped me to gain my testimony that this is the true church but the most important of these happened in May of 2011. My bishop had asked me to pray to Heavenly Father and as him if he was there and if he loved me despite the many transgressions I had committed. I did this and the feeling of joy I received were so powerful i began to cry. I have a testimony that Heavenly Father loves us all no matter what we've done and that this is the true gospel on the earth. And why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Right now I'm preparing to serve a mission in Independence, Missouri. I'm very excited to be able to serve and teach the people in my mission in every way I can. I can wait to spend my next two years being a missionary like my older brother was before and to have my opportunity to be able to move the Lord's work forward in the area he feels I will serve best.