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Hi I'm Aaron Hatfield

I was raised in the farm lands of Idaho and currently work as an automobile mechanic in Washington state. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I own my own automotive repair shop in Washington where I live with my beautiful wife of 25 years. We have 4 children, of which, two are grown up and have moved out of the home. I especially enjoy fixing things and that is why I now have my own repair facility. I served for three years on active duty in the US Army, from 1987-1990. My MOS was 54B Nuclear Biological Chemical Specialist, which is a fancy title for a soldier who wears a gas mask and cleans things. During my military career I was especially proud to have earned the air assault award and to have completed the Armor Crewman course (tanker). I enjoy fishing for salmon and trapping dungenous crab, not to mention eating them. I enjoy cheering on my son or daughter at their baseball or fastpitch softball games.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young man I was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints but I have not always lived my life in accordance with it's teachings. I was taught what God expected of me but, much like the prodigal son, I thought I knew better and did what I wanted. When I acted in a way that was different than what I knew to be right, I would somehow feel empty inside as if something was missing. Then I became a young father and recall my eldest daughter saying something to me, in complete innocence, which really touched my heart and compelled me to change my life and live my life as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Funny, isn't it, how children can change our perpective. As I have participated in the church and lived my life more in alignment with how Jesus Christ has taught, I have become a more involved parent, loving spouse, engaged community member and stronger disciple of Jesus christ.

How I live my faith

As a memeber of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I know that the Savior taught that much of the essence of discipleship is found in serving others. This is probably what I love most about the church, its emphasis on helping others. Often I have received a call to help a family move, help after a family has had new baby or to get a broke down car going. When I give to others, I have a great feeling of joy in my heart. Much of my church service is centered around the youth. I have served as Scout Master in a Boy Scout Troop.This takes a lot of time and through this service I have learned much about myself. As a scout leader I have enjoyed weeks at scout camp, winter campouts (cold), hiking, archery, rifle shooting and much more. But even more than being able to participate in these things, I have enjoyed helping the young men I am involved with to learn many of the same things that I loved as a boy. The greatest joys I have in my time with the youth is when I am able to teach them a truth about Gods plan for them, and see that they understand and follow it.