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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm Dominican American. I taught kids how to play the piano. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I love music! I feel like you can communicate any feeling, any emotion, or any message through music. So when when I'm at a loss words or feel like I can't adequately express myself, I to turn to music. The hymns are my favorite. The love I feel for the gospel, Christ, my family, I can always find a hymn with those sentiments. Music can be a huge comfort as well; There have been times when what I needed to hear have been in the lyrics of a song. Of course there is the fun side of it. I've had so many good many memories around a piano; singing pop songs with my friends, impressing people with my "mad skills", and singing Christmas carols with my family. Music has really been a huge blessing in my life and I'm so thankful for the talents I have been given to make music a blessing other people's lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints so I never really had a reason to doubt it was true. Both my parents served missions, which is how they met actually, and they both have strong faith in this Gospel. So maybe at the beginning I was just following my family's footsteps, but now I know for myself that it is all true. I have gone through a period in my life where I went against my beliefs. It was a really tiring cycle of: make mistake, feel bad, then do it all over again. I kept finding ways to justify what I was doing until it finally hit me; I was pulling further further away from God and I hadn't even realized. I had been changing into a person I did not like at all and I was doubting myself and the church. The saddest part of it all was I knew better I had been raised by good parents, yet I let myself be blinded. Luckily I have finally learned that the things I was taught as a child were meant to protect me from unnecessary hurt, and that if I truly wanted to be happy I was going to have to clean up my act. I really started reading my scriptures, talking with my bishop, and started being a better person and I finally felt like God was happy with me. I know that this church is true and that my Heavenly Father is overjoyed to know that I'm still a part of it. I know that through His church my family can be together forever if we live the best we can. I know that I am an imperfect person, but God loves me regardless. I know that I have a lot of shortcomings and that I'm going to make lots of mistakes in this life, but through Jesus Christ's atonement and His suffering I can make things right. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that great sacrifices have not only been made for me to read these truths, but for the whole world. Which is why I know the Lord will bless me as I preach His Gospel on my two year mission. I am a Mormon because I get to be of something much larger than me; the Lord´s true church.

How I live my faith

A few years ago I began taking piano lessons with a teacher. A few months later I was asked to start filling in for the chruch pianist until I replaced her entirely and began playing the hymns every Sunday. I've be been a ward/branch pianist ever since. This has given me the oppurtunity to serve others in a very unique way. I can take a small gift or talent given to me by God to help out at church. It seems that accompanists are always needed at church, whether at a baptism, choir practice, or for a solo someone wants to sing. This gift has really kept me serving and I love it.