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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a Husband, a Daddy to a little boy and girl (on the way), a Snowboarder, a Motorcyclist, a Hand Therapist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small city in central Utah. I have served a full time LDS (Mormon) mission in Recife, Brazil from 2001-2003. I have served in the military from 2000-2008. In 2005-2006 I served in Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom. From my mission, and service in Iraq, I have come to realize just how blessed I am. I am married to a beautiful young lady who is a great mother to my son (and daughter on the way), as well as a full time Physician Assistant. I am currently working as a full time Hand Therapist in AZ and received my graduate degree in Occupational Therapy. I love to spend time with my family, go camping, go snowboarding, go hiking, go swimming, ride my motorcycle, and play most sports. My favorite sports teams are the AZ Cardinals and Utah Jazz (sorry PHx Suns).

Why I am a Mormon

I was brought up in the church, however, I was not a "firm" member of the church in my youth. I thought I was better than the church, and didn't see why I had to go to church on a weekly basis. I would try and fake being sick just to refrain from going to church, maybe even more than I did for school (LOL). It wasn't until I graduated from high school that my true conversion story began. After high school I joined the military, and during my basic training, I came to realize how much God loves me and answers my prayers. I relied on Him to get me through each day of the psychological and physical stressors that came from basic training. I know that he is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help not only myself, but anyone who is in needs his eternal love and guidance. After "finding" my Heavenly Father, my faith in him and my savior grew exponentially. I know that Jesus Christ died for me. I know that by following his examples and teachings, I have a chance to live with him and my Father in Heaven after this life. My faith in God and Jesus Christ have since then increased my faith and beliefs in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know that this church holds the truths to Christ's gospel and is His true church on the earth. After having a family, I am thrilled to know through Christ's teachings, and through modern day revelations, that I can be with my family for eternity, and death is not the end to our existence. Speaking of modern day revelation, I am glad to know that God has not ceased to reveal his will to his children in our days. He continues to guide his church though a modern day prophet, which today, is a man named Thomas S. Monson. He is the current president of the church, and I know that he is the acting mediator between God and his children. GOD LIVES! HE LOVES ME! and I LOVE HIM!

How I live my faith

A way in which our church may differ from others, is that members of our faith are called to serve, not financially compensated to serve. Throughout the years as a member of the church, I have had the great opportunity to serve in many ways. I have taught both youth, and adults, the gospel of Jesus Christ through Sunday School. I have been a boy scout instructor. I have also served in multiple administrative positions within the church. I am currently serving as my ward's Ward Missionary Leader. This calling entails being a branch between our ward our church's full time missionaries. I have held this calling for a few months and I am loving it. As mentioned previously, I have served a two year full time mission in Brazil. I loved every second I was able to speak with the humble people of that country in regards to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Someday when my wife and I are able to do so (kids are out of the house and we are retired) we would love to serve a full time mission as a couple. It is the least we can do for what our Savior has done for us.