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Hi I'm Aaron

I grew up in Chicago. I live near Seattle. I get to travel to interesting places. I'm a husband and father of 4. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of 4 kids. I play basketball twice a week - and love it. I am a huge college football fan (embarressingly at times). I work at a large software company near seattle, and have lived here almost 7 years. I grew up in a great little (at the time) town outside of Chicago. I played on a high school team that was a lot like the hoosiers movie of old. Its been 20 years, but when I went back this summer, the same guys were there, we got to play some great ball, and the friendships run deep. I didn't really have a good plan for myself after high school. I went to a small college for a little while, then worked, then school, and then met my (future) wife. She really helped me to see that there was more to life than just playing around, earning a paycheck, etc. That there could be more, and should be more. She helped convince me to serve a mission for the church. Leaving her for two years was really hard. But it was a great experience and I really loved my time serviing in southern Mexico. When you spend your time doing things for others, and for God, it changes you. And I'm so glad it did. When I came home, I got married 3 months later! I was able to live the first year of being married in Chile - helping with a family business, and now - 13 years later, I have 4 great kids, and wonderful wife, and a job that I enjoy. God has blessed my family, and I'm so grateful to Him.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a mormon because its true. I was born into a Mormon family, but I never really appreciated what it meant to be part of the true church of Jesus Christ. It has provided a road map for my life that gives me peace and strength, and forgiveness for my mistakes. It also provides great clarity to help me raise my 4 children in a very confusing world. There are a lot of mixed messages these days, and many of them can lead to sad endings. I'm grateful to be able to trust in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to know that I can depend on that, and not have to wonder if the path is going to end up wrong. That means a lot to me, and it gives me a lot of confidence in life. I'm also Mormon because their is a promise that I can live forever with my family. When I married my wife, it wasn't until death do us part...it was forever. And thats the way it should be. I don't want to be with her for a few years until we get old and die...I want to be with her forever. And I want my children to be with us forever too. That's the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Its not a finite thing...its a forever thing, and that matters a lot to me.

How I live my faith

If you have spent much time with Momons, you'll find out that they spend a lot of their time with their families. I definetly do that too. I am also part of a youth program that focuses on 12-13 year old boys. This includes instruction in a Sunday School setting as well as taking part in Boy Scout activities. I've learned to love to hike and camp with these boys, and am so impressed by the strenght of the next generation of young men. I hope my boys look up to them, I know I do.