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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm adopted. I love playing golf. I'm a foodie (i love all things food) and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an avid golfer. I love to sing; in fact anything that has to do with music, i really enjoy. I am currently serving as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Food is my thing, especially desserts, if it looks good, i'll make it and bake it. I'm a Mormon

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because learning about and applying the teachings of Jesus Christ in my life has truly changed my life. I have increased direction in my life from attending church, reading from the Bible and the Book of Mormon and praying daily. Coming to know Christ is a lifetime pursuit and each day i know and can feel closer to Him as I read and pray and strive to follow His example. I came to know that these things, that the Gospel of Jesus Christ; excersizing faith, repenting daily, following Christ's example by being baptized and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and continuing to live faithfully are true through praying to God with an honest sincere heart, I really wanted to know what God wanted me to be doing and i felt an overwhelming sense of peace that these things are right and that this is the path that He wants me to follow throughout my life.

How I live my faith

I am currently a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a missionary, I have the opportunity of meeting new people every day, and teaching others about Jesus Christ and about my faith and inviting them the come unto Christ. I work in the community as well, not only do we teach others 7 days a week, but we are always looking for opportunities to serve; whether it be pulling a few weeds, chopping down some trees, or simply carrying some groceries from the back of the car into the home. Anything that we can do for the community in which we live, we love being able to serve.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Aaron
The 10% comes from the law of the tithe. That 10% is used for the building of God's kingdom upon the earth. When it comes to paying tithing, it is really a matter of faith. God does not need money, but he promises blessings upon living this law that the Lord will open the windows of heaven and pour down blessings that there will not be room enough to recieve them (Malachi 3:8-10). Those funds used to pay tithing are sacred funds and go such things as; building and maintaining Temples, and meeting houses, for allowing others to hear the message of the Church, and many more. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Aaron
It happened in the spring of 1820. Joseph Smith was surrounded by churches which taught conflicting doctrine. Upon reading and researching on his own, he came across a verse of scripture in the Bible that reads "if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given Him" (James 1:5). Joseph decided to do just that, ask of God which was right. He went to a grove of trees near his home and began to offer up the desires of his hear to God, and God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph, in his own words he explains, "I saw a pillar of light, above the brightness of the sun, and it decended gradually until it fell upon me. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other-- This is My Beloved Son, hear Him!". Joseph was directed that he was to join none of the churches but that the priesthood authority that Christ had when He was on the earth had been lost and that he, Joseph, was to be the means of restoring Christ's church again to the earth. He recieved his divine call to be a Prophet of God, just as was Moses, Abraham, and Noah. This marked the beginning of the Restoration of Christ's church to the earth. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Aaron
There are so many thigns that tell me there is a God, one is my family. We all came from different parts of the United States, but we all ended together as a family. My mother was unable to have children and so in my family, all of us children are adopted, and each of us has an incredible story. My mother wanted another child and her prayers were answered when i was born, my parents dropped everything and flew out to pick me up and welcomed me with open arms and hearts. It is a miracle that we all ended up together, well it's the culmination of many miracles that we are together and that we are a family. Show more Show less