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Hi I'm Aaron Cahoon

I grew up in a small town in Idaho, I'm kind of an every-man, I'm a student at BYU-Idaho, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My hobbies (outside of the mission, of course ;) ) include reading, movies, video games, board games, card games, music, writing, camping, fishing, hunting...whatever. I just enjoy enjoying life, as anyone should. I can have fun with almost anything.'s BPA, and I also at one time took a martial arts class. As I mentioned earlier, I'm always looking for a new challenge.

Why I am a Mormon

As I said before, this religion has brought so much clarity into my life that nobody previously has been able to offer. Unfortunately earlier on in my life I was kind of mixed up in some things that I shouldn't have been, and I made a few mistakes, but the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught in the LDS church, has opened my eyes to something that, had I not decided to go back to church, I would have never discovered. That is...although the past and the future are good indicators of the future, the future is not on a set path. Just because a person makes a mistake doesn't mean he is on a sure path to destruction, SHOULD HE ELECT TO CHANGE. It is through Jesus Christ that we are able to repent of our sins and change those aspects about ourselves that aren't up to the standard we could be at.

How I live my faith

My faith IS my life. It is through this faith that I was able to discover a true meaning to my life, and it is through this faith that I was able to see a glimpse of my true potential. Everything pertaining to this gospel is meant to make us better people. Better children, better parents, better husbands, better wives, better brothers and sisters, better friends. I don't see a way you could possibly only live one aspect of this great faith; it is a package deal, and partaking in it fully is the key to the ideally happy and successful life.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Aaron Cahoon
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is impossible to explain by words simply because no words can fully express the idea of Someone taking upon Himself all of the sins, pain, sadness, suffering, and loneliness (AMONGST other things) of the entire world for every individual soul from Adam to the last person born before the end of the world. It is comprised of BOTH His suffering in Gethsemane, in which He suffered all the aforementioned things, AND His death on the cross at Calvary, in which He died a humiliating death reserved for the lowest of the low. But why was all this necessary? The answer to that can be summed up like this: free agency. Everything regarding our Heavenly Father's plan for us hinged on the idea of us being able to act and think for ourselves, thereby allowing us to learn and grow, and also to experience joy from our triumphs, as well as sadness at our mistakes. How is this related? God wanted us to have this ability, but because He knew as well as we did that "No unclean thing can enter" His presence, and He knew because of our agency we would make mistakes thereby becoming unclean. Being unclean we would have to suffer according to our sins, so a Savior was selected to suffer the penalty for all our sins in place of us, allowing us to BECOME clean so we can return to His presence. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Aaron Cahoon
No. Anybody, male, female, regardless of race or color, can join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints, and every worthy male member is eligible and encouraged to hold the priesthood. Show more Show less