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Hi I'm Aaron

I grew up all around the world. I'm a husband, father, eye doctor, veteran, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

For my whole life life I've been on the move. I've never lived in the same place for more than 4 years due to military service. My grandfather, father, and myself have all served in the U.S. Army, and even with the same unit. Both my father and I served with the 101st Airborne in a foreign war - he as a Ranger in Vietnam and myself as a physician in Iraq; and both having received medals for valor in combat. I have since completed my military service and now practice as a civilian Ophthalmologist (eye surgeon). I have a loving wife and four beautiful children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church, but everyone has to decide for themselves if the Church is true or not. This happened to me when I turned 17. I knew enough about the Church, but did not know for sure if all I was taught was true. One evening, after a tough day, I was feeling alone and frustrated. For some reason I decided to open the Book of Mormon to look for answers. After reading I noticed my cares melt away and found the peace I was seeking. I closed the book re-energized. A few months later I was again having some teenage trials and decided to look for those particular verses in the Book of Mormon that helped me a few months earlier. For half an hour I searched for those words of comfort until I realized that it wasn't a particular verse at all. It was the Holy Ghost telling me that what I had been taught my whole life was true, the Gospel of Jesus Christ had been restored, and that I now had to follow the Saviors example. I know the Church is true, and I know it more and more everyday as I strive to be a better person and a better Mormon.

How I live my faith

One of my greatest joys is when I see my children show kindness to one another with out being told. The other day when my oldest daughter was ill, my seven year old son took care of her - getting her water, cleaning her room, and putting on movies for her. Hearing of that warmed my heart. I feel that is how our Father in Heaven must feel as well when we are kind to each other. I try to please God by serving others the best I can. My first priority is to my family. Caring for my wife and four children is my greatest responsibility and my greatest joy, not only in caring for their everyday needs, but also in giving them my time. Also, I serve as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts and teach the young men in my Church. I do my best to be an example to the boys and to teach them how to be a force for good in society. For work I have participated in a free clinic to provide eye care to the underprivileged as well as Humanitarian missions performing eye surgery in Honduras, Bangladesh, and Malaysia.