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Hi I'm Aaron

I grew up in South Dakota. I work for the Street Dpt. I like to hunt and fish and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm hapily married and have 3 kids a girl 8, two boys 11 and 12. They are better behaved than I ever was and that's a good thing. My wife says I'm a cross between James dean and Larry the Cable Guy. I took that as a complement. I met my wife in 2003 and we got married in 2007. I knew she was the right girl for me when she came home from work at sportsmans wherehouse one day and said "There wasn't much to do today so I shot a bow all day with the guys in the archery department. I think we should try bow hunting." I proposed to her after supper. I live in the same house, in the same small town I grew up in. My kids go to the same school I did and I like it that way. I guess u could say I'm a redneck and it wouldnt hurt my feelings. I'm American by birth and hillbilly by choice. I was raised Catholic and left god at 15 yrs old and never looked back (until I met my 3rd wife) I've been married 3 times. The First Two marriages failed because we did not center them around Christ. I disagree profoundly with abortion but I'm pro choice. I think marriage should be between a man and a woman. I like old dogs and old Chevys. My favorite time of year is fall. I work hard and play hard. I work for the Street Department, I am active in the Boy Scouts and I like to hunt and fish. I love my family and I love my friends. Sometimes its hard to tell the two apart.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Catholic and left God when I was 15. I've been married 3 times. Shortly after marrying my 3rd wife I began to feel this marriage was special. I had never had a relationship with a women that felt like this. We were not just husband and wife, we were best friends. It was amazing. However after a couple years I began to feel like something was missing. Something that bound our family together just wasn't there and I just couldn't put my finger on it. One day I approached my wife and voiced my concerns. She replied in a very confident voice "Well duh! its God you big dummy". I was stunned. We had never discussed faith before and I assumed that like me she didn't believe or didn't care. I just laughed it off and avoided the subject all together. However soon the same nagging feeling returned and I spoke to her again. I asked her "Do you really believe that God is missing from our family." She again assured me it was God that was missing and then told me that my children new nothing of god. I disagreed vehemently and called my oldest boy out of his room and instructed him to tell her the story of Noah and the Ark. He looked at me with a puzzled expression and replied "I don't know that story daddy". It was then that I realized she was absolutely right and I was failing one of my most basic responsibilities of parenthood. We decided to start looking for a church. We kept saying this Sunday we will go check out a church but somehow we just never managed to get out the door. This same pattern of inaction went on for months. Well I guess Heavenly Father finally got tired of my procrastination (as any good father will) and decided to spur me into action. He sent the church to me. One night as I was preparing supper There was a knock on my door and when I answered it There were 2 well dressed young men Book of Mormon in hand asking for "Just a moment of my time" We talked. They taught. and 4 months later I was baptized.

How I live my faith

Since my baptism the changes I have seen in myself and my family are nothing short of.....well....miraculous. I have been given the Aronic Priesthood and ordained a Priest. I have been partnered with my home teaching companion. I just attended my first General Conference. I have attended a Temple trip with my Branch. My family attends church weekly. I have been called to work with the young men. I have never been made to feel more welcome by more friendly real people who are genuinely concerned for the physical and spiritual welfare of myself and my family. As I progress and learn more about my faith, and become more active in my Branch and my community, I look forward to accepting further responsibility and meeting the challenges that present themselves with the same enthusiasm and dedication as the first Missionaries to knock on my door. I testify that Joseph Smith was visited by Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ, I testify the Book of Mormon is true, and we have a living Prophet who is inspired of God.