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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a father of five. I write poetry. I love to be silly. I work in importing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my wife and our five children, and we love to do thing together, whether it is going to a park or a museum or just sitting around making up stories and talking in funny voices. I love writing and studied poetry in college and continue to write as often as I can. I also studied art and English literature and whatever else I could because I really enjoy learning. Our entire family has taken to the arts in one form or another, whether it is drawing or playing music or decorating, everyone enjoys creating beauty through the arts. This fact makes me particularly happy because I feel these activities help each of them see the world in different ways that hopefully will instill into them compassion and charity. Besides art and poetry, I also have a practical side that is hard working and dedicated, which means that although I studied the arts in school, I work in the business world where I try to bring different viewpoints into each new challenge at my work in Importing. I really love knowing how things move around the world and what it takes to move items through Customs in different parts of the world. I find pleasure in being able to do something I enjoy, bringing a new outlook to it, and having that be something that provides for my family.

Why I am a Mormon

One reason I continue to believe and to follow and to be happy in this religion is that it is not easy. It is challenging each day to be obedient, to learn all that I can and to share the gospel with those around me. This life is not a time to rest or relax or be blown around aimlessly in every direction. Those that are admired and revered throughout each of our lives are those that embraced the trials before them and cherished the opportunity to overcome the obstacles they were blessed to receive. That is how I view life in the church. It is challenging and it is demanding and it is also rewarding and joyous to feel the spirit and to gain a testimony that God lives, and to serve your fellow man whenever is needed with a cheerful demeanor and a happy spirit. I also feel joy because of the confidence I have that I, not someone else, is responsible for my actions and I can make things better. I am also responsible for helping another family, the congregation of the church, to accomplish their goals in the gospel. It is the same with everyone in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is not left to one or two leaders, but it is the responsibility of everyone to preach, to teach, to serve, to minister, to love, to lift, to support, to testify and to work together towards the goal of eternal life and exaltation.

How I live my faith

When it comes to my participation in church, I have been taught from an early age to share my talents in serving in the church. Some of the ways that I have done this are to always help whenever and wherever needed and to try and do that as cheerfully as possible. This also means that any talents I may have in writing or art or singing, I gladly share those talents if needed. Of course, if I am needed for setting up chairs and picking up after church events, I will do that too. A little over two years ago I moved my family from Arizona to South Carolina and shortly thereafter I was asked to be a Seminary teacher. This means that I get to meet with the High School age kids in our area of the church before school each morning and teach them the scriptures. It is a great experience and it is fun to get to know the youth and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them. I am impressed that they will get up each morning and show up at 6:30 am for church. Outside of this daily experience I make every effort to live up to church standards in my daily life. Two easy ways to live my standards are to kept my language clean and to live the Word of Wisdom. With my language I simply avoid using profanity and I automatically stand out. This habit is contagious, and pretty soon others around me watch their language. The Word of Wisdom, which is a code of health taught in the church, means that I don't smoke, or drink alcohol, coffee or tea. These small actions have a big impact.