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Hi I'm Aaron Volk

I am a husband and father. I love the splendor of the outdoors. I cook. I love God and my country. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father to one son. My wife, Amanda, is the greatest miracle in my life. I'm learning to fish again after not fishing for fifteen years. I'm a Leave No Trace trainer. I can't wait to take my boy camping for the first time. I recently discovered the joy of cooking. I graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and currently serve as a security policeman. I served my mission in Thailand. I have traveled enough of the world to know that I haven't traveled enough of the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to church with my parents. My father is a convert from a large family of devoted Catholics. My mother comes from a line of faithful Saints. I decided to devote myself to the restored gospel of Jesus Christ when I made some poor decisions and had to test the promise our Father in Heaven has given that we can change and become like Him through the Savior's atonement. The promise is true, and when I discovered that I knew I had to commit myself to letting others discover that too.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith first at home. We have family prayer twice a day. We read our scriptures together. We try to serve our community as a family. We support each other in our callings. My wife is a counselor in the Relief Society. I'm a counselor in the bishopric. I'm learning a lot every week about how much I have to give and how much more I can do!

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Aaron Volk
Everything around me tells me there is a God. I consider the love of God when I see a clear blue sky and when I hear happy birds singing in the early morning. I consider the love of God when I stand atop an east coast mountain in the fall and see the hills ablaze with color. I consider the love of God when I return home and am greeted by my son, in his beautiful mother's arms, smiling that smile that tells me no matter what happened at work, at least I have my family who will always be there to comfort me. I read about valiant men and women of the past who stood for truth and virtue even before the Gospel was restored, and I am convinced that as they sought out truth, God blessed them with a knowledge of it and the strength and courage to defend it. I see spontaneous acts of civility and kindness when I go out to run errands, and I know that people everywhere, whether they know it or not, are being influenced by the light of Christ to be kind and gentle to one another. Those are a few of the things that tell me there is a God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Aaron Volk
We believe that families can be together for eternity. The same priesthood authority that Christ used to establish His church when He was on the earth has been restored through Joseph Smith, a prophet just like the ones we read about in the Bible. God has established unique, complimentary, and equally important roles for men and women. As a man and a woman seek to fulfill those roles and by worthy through obedience to God's commandments, they can be sealed together for eternity in one of our temples by that priesthood authority. When a society places importance on the family as the foundation of their community and as mothers and fathers strive to teach their children virtue and truth by example, that society and those families will prosper and be protected from failure and calamity. I think that if mothers and fathers will rise up to the challenge of being just a little more involved in the lives of their children and living just a little more righteously so their children can know how to live when they grow older, the great majority of the societal ills that we try to fix with government involvement would be alleviated in a more natural and permanent manner. Show more Show less