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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a family man, a dentist, a fan of sports, music, art, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Colorado loving the outdoors and our local sports teams and playing music (piano, trumpet, and guitar). I majored in Neuroscience in college and completed a volunteer service and Gospel-teaching mission in France and Switzerland; thus I am fluent in French. I studied dentistry in Arizona and then married an Arizona girl who has made my life joyful and full. We now live in Colorado where I help peoples' mouths and we are raising children that have made us better people. I enjoy art, music, and sports, and trying to help others.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of Jesus Christ - because of his life, his teachings, his sacrifice, and his love. I believe his words, and I am trying to implement what he taught and asked. I believe he lives still and continues to direct important work of the improving of men on the earth through love and a structured church organization. I have come to learn more about him through studying the scriptures and through personal prayer, through which I have received a personal witness to his divinity and truth. He is the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit confirms all that is truth. These things have taught me to love my fellow man and how I should serve them. I'm trying to raise a family based on those teachings and moral codes. I'm a Mormon because I believe this life has purpose and that the things we do and experience during our lives matter, and the doctrines of Christ I have learned through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have taught me that there is happiness to be found in this life and that happiness can exist after our time is complete here on the Earth. I'm grateful for the redeeming acts that Jesus accomplished during His life. I hope to be able to fulfill the simple things he's asked of me.

How I live my faith

I participate in volunteer service in my community to help those who struggle to afford dental care. I help find and teach those who want to know more about Jesus Christ through organized missionary efforts. I volunteer time at soup kitchens and any service projects time allows. I help young LDS missionaries who are here serving our Colorado community with organization and coordination efforts. I try to share the blessings of my life with others. I invite others to learn more about the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and to receive the blessings and happiness available to all. Please consider investigating these blessings. Mormon members and tie-wearing missionaries can teach why these things are important.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Aaron
A testimony is a gradient of knowledge of what is true. It often starts out with a desire to believe. Then as that desire becomes stronger, it turns into faith. Repeated expressions of faith and answers to questions can lead a person to learn truthfulness in a very personal way. One can learn a stove is hot through touching it, through watching someone else touch it, through reading about the principles of fire or physics and applying them. One can learn patterns of physiology by memorizing and studying. One can learn how to change a tire by being taught by another and then doing it over and over. A testimony is a degree of spiritual knowledge that can be learned in a unique way. I wasn't one of the several hundred people who saw Jesus Christ walk and talk after His resurrection, but I know He did because I learned through studying the scriptures, praying, and receiveing a witness in my heart and mind that it was true. I know that through the life He led, I can repent of my shortcomings and improve myself and live again after this life as He does today. Similarly, I know God lives, though I've never seen Him. I've felt His love and I can't deny the feelings and spiritual witness that I've received to confirm this knowledge. It's a different way than I learned things in my Calculus classes, but even more real to me. I know God has chosen a prophet to help guide people in our day. That prophet is His mouthpiece and helps us to know the way to find peace in this life. Show more Show less