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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a manager in the software industry. I'm a husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a busy husband and father of three sons. The oldest just started Junior High and the youngest is still in diapers. Most of my free time is spent with my family. We usually try to play outside as much as we can, though that is hard to do during an Arizona summer. We have a family cabin in Eastern Arizona where we can go to escape the brutal Phoenix heat and we try to travel there as much as possible. My wife and I try to set aside one night each weekend as our date night where we can spend time together without the bedlam that accompanies the kids. I work in the software industry as a quality assurance manager and am very lucky to work for a great company that is located close enough to my home to allow me to ride my bike into the office.

Why I am a Mormon

There are a couple of answers to the question, "Why are you a Mormon?". In the first place, I was born into a Mormon family and grew up in the religion. I have many wonderful memories of youth activities and friendships formed at church while I was growing up. That being said, I think that everyone reaches a point in their life where they question what they were taught and need to decide if they are participating in a religion because of their parents or because its the only thing they know, or if they are participating because they really want to. For me, after I moved out on my own, I really needed to decide whether I wanted to continue as a Mormon or not. It would have been quite easy to stop going to church, or even join another religion, once I was removed from the daily influence of my parents. In the end I chose to remain a Mormon because I knew that the Church was true and I loved feeling the Spirit of God in my life.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is definitely not a sit-on-the-sidelines proposition. I try to live my Faith every day, not just on Sundays, or when it is convenient. When I was 19 I left home to serve as a Mormon missionary in Argentina for 2 years. It was a singular experience to walk the streets of a foreign country teaching the people about God and Jesus Christ. Being a missionary is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the Gospel of Jesus Christ on a full-time basis. Now that I am home I try to read from the scriptures every morning and pray each morning and evening. Though there are definitely days where I miss, I've noticed that things tend to go so much better for me when I can start my day in this way. My wife and I also set aside Monday evenings as Family Night where we gather the kids around and have a religious lesson followed by treats and a game or other fun activity. On Sunday our family attends Church services together. I try to follow the teachings of Jesus in my daily life by being thoughtful of others and serving them as He would if he were here on Earth.