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Hi I'm Aaron

I grew up in Idaho. I love to snow ski and longboard. Im serving in the Uruguay Montevideo West mission. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm an 18 year old kid from Idaho. I love to do competative things, like play basketball with my friends. I love to ski during the winters and longboard down parking garages during the summer. I am the oldest of 6 kids, and love doing things with my family. My favorite TV show is USA's Psych, and I love action movies, mostly the ones with Liam Neeson. I have great friends, and they help me through so many of my trials in life! I am a hard worker, and have held jobs like tearing off roofs and digging holes for a plumbing company, or a janitor at the Provo MTC. I went to 2 semesters of college at BYU, but my real college team is the BOISE STATE BRONCO'S! I love college football, and now that BSU is getting better at basketball, I like college basketball too! I am getting ready to serve a mission in Uruguay, just south of brazil, over 6,000 miles from my home in Idaho.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because I can literally feel the blessings that my Heavenly Father gives me. I can literally feel them affecting me. If I am having a hard time focusing, or am going through struggles or stress, I simply pray to our Father, and so long as we believe that He CAN help us, and ACCEPT His offering of help, He has never failed to calm and pull me through. I think it is so amazing that our Father in Heaven cares so much about US, as individuals! He knows me and He knows you. He knows why you are here, the thoughts running through your head, and the things that pain and afflict you. Better yet, He knows how to fix them! He knows how to take our pains away, how to bind our wounds and pull us through the hard times. THAT is why I am a Mormon, because I know that I don't have to do anything alone, whether it be an emotionally hard time, a frustrating experience, or simply when I'm doing some plumbing work down in someone's crawlspace under their house and I'm frightened! I am a Mormon also because I see the literal and logical effect of the Gospel! Why would the Lord put us on the earth, and not give us someone to guide us, like the Prophet? He knows we can become lost at times, so He has given us another person that literally speaks with God. A person that sees God on a regular basis, face to face, like a teacher and a student.

How I live my faith

Something I learned when I was growing up, was that "living my faith" didn't have to be a pain! I go to church every Sunday, but living the Gospel of Christ in your everyday life is possible and rewarding! I have been asked to lead various different groups as I have grown up, including a group of 14 and 15 year olds, and I was the leader for our Seminary in High School, kinda an LDS religion class that is offered to every High Schooler that wants it. As a missionary, I give service to everyone I can! The Lord said that if we love Him, we need to love and care for each other, as humans! So an easy way to do that is to just be kind to one another, and do things to make each other's lives easier!

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon, like the Bible, is another holy book that testifies of our savior, Jesus Christ. It is an account of the people that lived in the Americas, during the same time period as the Bible. For example, when Christ was crucified and recounted in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, it is also recounted in 3rd Nephi, a section of the Book of Mormon, as the inhabitants of the America's witnessed and felt it. The Book of Mormon in no way is meant to discredit the Bible, rather it is used alongside the Bible because 2 witnesses are always better than one. The events in the Book of Mormon begin around 600 b.c., when a man and prophet named Lehi departed out of Jerusalem and sailed across the ocean with his family, during the reign of King Zedekiah. This family is responsible for populating the Americas. God established prophets in America much like he did in Israel, and they prophesied the same events and taught the same doctrine as the prophets in the Old World. The Book of Mormon was written by these prophets anciently, inscribed and compiled on golden plates. At the end of the record, approximately four generations after the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, the plates were hid, to be uncovered in the "latter days", meaning around the mid-1800's. In the 1800's, a boy named Joseph Smith uncovered the plates, after a visitation by the angel Moroni, and was charged with translating them and bringing the Book of Mormon forth, for these latter days. Show more Show less