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Hi I'm Aaron

I come from Wales, I love rugby and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Aaron. I am a dad, I am a rugby fan, I am a bit of a geek and I am a Mormon. I work as an ICT Network Engineer for the Fire Service. I love technology, new devices and gadgets and pretty much all things computer related. I love music, and even try to play guitar - unfortunately I have never reached the level of the musicians I look up to. I love films, especially science fiction and comedy. I love sport, particularly rugby. As a passionate Welsh rugby fan I love watching Wales play.

Why I am a Mormon

I was brought up in a Mormon family. My parents joined the church before I was born. Growing up in the church was a great blessing, but the time came when I needed to know for myself whether the church was true. The process for me was the same as for anyone who meets the missionaries and finds out about the church: I read the Book of Mormon and I prayed and asked my Heavenly Father about it. I received my answer. Being a member of the church gives my life meaning and purpose. It helps me make sense of trials and difficulties in my life. It makes me happy.

How I live my faith

As members of the church, we are all given opportunities to serve each other. For the past couple of years I have been given the opportunity to serve as a bishop of a congregation. When people hear that I am a bishop, their questions are varied: how am I old enough to be a bishop? What does a bishop in the Mormon church do? Well, it is not easy to sum up in a few short sentences, but I will try: As bishop, it is my responsibility to ensure that church services and meetings run. These include our Sunday meetings and the other activities we have during the week. Lots of other members help to ensure that we have meetings on a Sunday, that lessons are taught and activities for members are regularly held. Being a bishop means helping members spiritually as well, to find answers to questions or challenges they have. It can be a lot of work, and it means having to balance church service with family time with my wife and son. But it is worth it.