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Hi I'm Aaron Williams

I'm a swimmer. I'm a Missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona but I've never really fallen in love with the desert landscape. This is why I am so excited to serve my mission in Vancouver, Washington where REAL grass actually exists! As devoted as I am to my religion I am also dedicated to my sport. I love swimming. I practice twice a day and I love every moment of it. I hope to swim for a Division I College team when I return from Washington but I am a little worried about leaving my family for another four years to get my education. But, the Lord will be with me wherever I go. New York City appeals to me right now but who knows where I will want to go when I return.

Why I am a Mormon

First off, I was born into this gospel. I have a long family heritage of members of this church. But that is NOT why I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am not a member because my parents wanted me to be and I am not serving a mission because I want to avoid looking like a coward to my friends. I do not have a testimony that is rooted in the testimony of my parents or anyone else's for that matter. My testimony is firmly planted in the gospel of Jesus Christ and in the knowledge that a man named Joseph Smith was called to restore the true gospel of our Savior. This church is the only one on the Earth that has the true gospel of Jesus Christ in all its entirety. That is a bold statement. It is not my opinion but it is a statement of fact. This gospel is true. Those who know me know that I am not one who wastes time with things that have no worth. I am hard-working and focused. It is also agreeable that the two years after graduating High School are some of the most important in a young man's life. Those two years are often spent attending a University or beginning a career. So why would a person like me, who has such high reaching goals, spend those two years preaching in a place he has never been to and is not likely to return to again? The only reasonable conclusion would be that I am a complete fool. But I am no fool. The reason I have decided to spend these two crucial years of my life preaching this gospel is because it is true. Not only is it true but it makes you happier than anything else in this world. I know that there is someone in Vancouver, Washington who is searching for true happiness. How can I not go and share this gospel with them? How can I selfishly go on with my life without stopping to share the very thing that has filled my soul with joy for my entire life? That is why I am a Mormon, because this church is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith constantly. I try to always remember the promises I have made with my God and to keep his commandments. I try to love others as his son, my savior Jesus Christ, did. I often go on lessons with the full-time missionaries to help prepare myself for my mission and to spread the gospel. I do my best to be as active as possible in the LDS church. I visit members of the Desert Blossom Health and Rehab Center about twice a month with other members of my ward. I visit the homes of other ward members and give spiritual messages with my assigned companion, whom is an amazing man and a fantastic example of service to me. I love every aspect of this gospel, especially how close the ward members are. It's through the services that we perform that we truly learn to love others so it seems fitting that members of the LDS church are asked to do so much for others.