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Hi I'm Aaron

I am from Salt Lake City Utah and I am currently serving a Mission in Chesapeake Virginia. I love it!

About Me

My name Is Aaron. I am currently a missionary serving in the Virginia Chesapeake Mission and I love It. Back home in Salt Lake City Utah, I loved long boarding, music, anything outdoors, old cars and spending time at work landscaping. I am a very fun loving person.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a member family. I grew up in the Church, and learned from parents, teachers, and leaders about the church. But I came to realize not to long ago that The Church contains the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I found this out by doing the same thing everyone else did to know the Gopsel of Jesus Christ is true, I became my own witness. I studyed, read the scriptues, thought long and hard about it, but the thing that helped me most was prayer. This is how i gained a witness, a testimony of the divinity of this religion, and all it intells by a sincere prayer to God, my Father in Heaven. He, through people, scriptures, and most importantly the Holy Spirit, told me that this Church is His church here again on the Earth. Now, I share that message to the people of Richmond Virginia. This (The fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ) will help you with ANYTHING in life. Anyone and everyone has challenges, we all have our own, I've had mine, and the Gospel of Jesus Chirst helped me though that. It can do the same for everyone.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living how Jesus Christ taught His Gospel while he was on the Earth. The way to get back to our Father in heaven that Christ taught is: Faith, Repentance, Baptism by immersion, Receiving the Gift of The Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the end. These basics have never changed. From Old times, to Chirsts time, or to our time, The Gospel of Jesus Chirst is still the same. I live Christs Gospel be helping others receive it by serving a mission and bringing "lost sheep" to Christ.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Aaron
Chirst did in fact call twelve apostles. However, when Judas Iscariot hanged himself, there were only eleven. Paul, an author of a number of books in the New Testament, was also chosen as an apostle. Paul indicates that the church is built upon the foundation of apostles and prophets (Ephesians 2:19-20) and lists their functions to “bring us to a unity of the faith” (Ephesians 4:11-14). In order for this orginization to continue until we are all in "a..unity of the faith.." we need twelve apostles. In Acts, chapter 1, a man named Matthias is called as a new apostle to replace Judas. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Aaron
One definition listed for ‘cult’ in Webster’s Dictionary is “a religion regarded as unorthodox.” Since the roots of Mormonism are not a break off from the Catholic or Protestant churches, it is seen by some as “unorthodox.” For example, the LDS definition of the Godhead differs from the Nicene Creed accepted by most Catholic or Protestant churches. The “cult” label is usually applied by Church opponents attempting to criticize or discredit the Church. However, sometimes it’s simply a matter of characterization that has grown up over time by the lack of understanding. Such misunderstandings often vanish when people begin to realize the commonality of what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really teaches and believes. That Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world whom we love and worship. When people begin to see and recognize these things about Mormons, then their opinion of the Church usually changes, and old beliefs are replaced with new understanding. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Aaron
-Pray to Heavenly Father (James 1:5). Ask Him to answer your questions. -Study the scriptures (2 Timothy 3:14-17). The answers for you questions are here, in the scriptues. -Obey God’s commandments (John 14:21-23). Loving someone is respecting them and their ways. Show more Show less

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

Aaron
God has given us everything. He made everything. Everything we have is His. At the end of the Old Testament, the book Malachi tells us. Malachi 3: 8 says, "Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings" Later on in verse 10, God gives us the benefit of paying tithes. "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." The Lord God blesses us when we give back what he has given us. We are not asked to give all we have, but only 10 percent of our incomes. This last verse explains how the Church gets it's funds. This is how we build chapels, temples, and keep everything in repair. This money does not pay the leaders and teachers of the church, 1 Peter 5: 2 warns against that. Tithing is a sacred fund in which the Church pays for just about everything. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Aaron
It is a record of an ancient people on the American continents and their dealing with God. Its crowning event is the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ visiting, teaching, and administrating to them. It contains, as does the Bible, the fullness of the Everlasting Gospel. It was written in refined egyptian and translated by the first modern-day prophet Joseph Smith Junior. "We invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost. (See Moroni 10:3–5.)-(Found in The Book of Mormon) Those who gain this divine witness from the Holy Spirit will also come to know by the same power that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that Joseph Smith is his revelator and prophet in these last days, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s kingdom once again established on the earth, preparatory to the second coming of the Messiah." -Introduction page of The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. If you would like one, call: 888-537-2200 for a copy, free of charge. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Aaron
Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said: “[People] see in this Church an anchor in a world of shifting values. The family is falling apart in America and across the world. We are putting strong emphasis on the family. It is appealing to people. They like it. They welcome it. They need help and we offer that help. “Furthermore, it gives purpose to life.... We answer the old questions of Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? These great religious questions have been asked by men throughout the ages. We give them an assurance of who they are, sons and daughters of God. I am a child of God. We have a song that says that. We believe it. It is a fact with us. People find comfort. They find peace. They find strength in that. “And in the organization they find sociability. They find friends. We are a very friendly Church. We are a very happy Church. We are a happy, go ahead people, and others like it.” If someone tells you that a certain meal is good, you can beleive them only until you taste it yourself. It may sound good, it may sound bad, but until you taste that meal, you cannot have a sure knowledge of what it tastes like. I am telling you, it tastes amazing. I recommend it for everyone. And those who have tasted this good work before me, have said the same thing. That is how I decided to find out for myself if it was good. I will never deny it, this Church blesses peoples lives. Show more Show less