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Hi I'm Aaron James Stark

I'm the eldest brother of four in my family. I'm preparing to serve an honorable full time mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the eldest of four. I enjoy and love good music, dancing, singing, working, running, reading, learning, and more. I love my family, friends, and church and it's members. I love learning from others stories and their examples and experiences in life and learning what inspires them. I hope to obtain the humility, wisdom, and talent to love and learn from every person I encounter.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. I went to church with my family. At age eight I wanted to be baptiesed. I was baptised December 1, 2001. I learned from my teachers and listened to the spirit. I felt love and comfort. I am a Mormon because I read the Book of Mormon and asked my Heavenly Father if it was true. I knew there was no other way to find out if this was Gods church unless I simply followed directions and tested out what I was told: to read the Book of Mormon and sincerely pray to know if it was true. I was promised that the Spirit of God would help me know if it was true or not. So He did. The Church is True. It was the same church and pristhood that existed when Christ was on the earth. It was restored by the prophet Joseph Smith, who was called of God to lead this marvaolus work. He was given power to take and translate the Book of Mormon. It is important to learn for the Book of Mormon and the Prophets. They are Scriptures, instructions and laws for us to be safe, productive, and happy.

How I live my faith

Be Prepared. Do More, Be More. Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in Everything. Learn, Do, Share. Love one another. I live my faith by being obedient to my Heavenly Father. I First Learn what to do to be obedient. I do this by listening to the Spirit, prayrfully reading the scriptures, etc. Second I Do. I know that Faith and being saved involve more than just saying it. It takes action. Simple actions in my life that help me to stay close to my Father in Heaven are to attend church every Sunday morning, pray to my Him daily, prayerfully read the scriptures, and constantly seek for what He would have me learn or do next in my life. Third I pray to Share what I learned to help others. I know that when people share their Testimonies with me I grow stronger and feel love and comfort.Through actions like these I feel my Savior's love and I see my Savior's hand in my life every day, and I am grateful for it. I live my Faith by trying to be like Jesus, by choosing the right, serving/teaching in love, and always praying to my Heavenly Father. I know I will never be perfect as Jesus was, but I know that if I try I can be closer and Heavenly Father will help and prepare me to follow His plan.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Aaron James Stark
We believe that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of called God, like the Great Prophet's of old recorded in the Scriptures: Adam, Moses, Noah, Lehi, Nephi, Mormon, etc. We love, respect, and learn of his teachings like the other wonderful prophets. We do not worship the Prophet(s). We Worship God our Eternal Father and the risen Lord Jesus Christ. But we acknowledge the Prophet; we proclaim him; we respect him; we reference him as an instrument in the hands of the Almighty in restoring to the earth the ancient truths of the divine gospel, together with the priesthood through which the authority of God is exercised in the affairs of His Church and for the blessing of His people. It's Christ's Church, Joseph Smith was called to restored it. And he did, and I am thankful. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Aaron James Stark
Faith to me is like knowing the sun will rise the next day. Faith to me is hope. In Alma 32:28 Faith is like a little seed. In The Articles of Faith; "We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ." Faith is a principle of action, knowlegde, and power. Hebrews 11: By faith we understand the word and work of God. The faith of the ancients was centered in Christ. By faith, men subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, and worked miracles. Faith is not really blind faith, but light. Light or even fire needs a sorce. Again in Alma 32:42-43 to me Faith is a living thing, something that can grow. If you let it: ACT, you will understand: Intelegence. To whom should we have faith in? Christ asked the children to follow Him; (Luke 18:22) I know that when we pray in faith we will be able to see God's plan more clearly. It's like glass. You might not see it right away, but in time and enduring faith, growing into a testimony; you can feel the Savior's love. Faith in God is more than a belief in Him. To have faith in God is to trust Him, to have confidence in Him, and to be willing to act on your belief in Him. Act, do all things in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. Feed the flames of your faith and let it shine. Shine your light so that the world may see Heavenly Father's plan and let the Holy Spirit help you. They love you, they will help you. Ask and you shall receive, knock and it shall be open unto you. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Aaron James Stark
Faith to me is like knowing the sun will rise the next day. Faith to me is hope. In Alma 32:28 Faith is like a little seed. In The Articles of Faith; "We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ." Faith is a principle of action, knowlegde, and power. Hebrews 11: By faith we understand the word and work of God. The faith of the ancients was centered in Christ. By faith, men subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, and worked miracles. Faith is not really blind faith, but light. Light or even fire needs a sorce. Again in Alma 32:42-43 to me Faith is a living thing, something that can grow. If you let it: ACT, you will understand: Intelegence. To whom should we have faith in? Christ asked the children to follow Him; (Luke 18:22) I know that when we pray in faith we will be able to see God's plan more clearly. It's like glass. You might not see it right away, but in time and enduring faith, growing into a testimony; you can feel the Savior's love. Faith in God is more than a belief in Him. To have faith in God is to trust Him, to have confidence in Him, and to be willing to act on your belief in Him. Act, do all things in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. Feed the flames of your faith and let it shine. Shine your light so that the world may see Heavenly Father's plan and let the Holy Spirit help you. They love you, they will help you. Ask and you shall receive, knock and it shall be open unto you. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Aaron James Stark
Yes. Just as God led the Israelites out of bondage to travel to a better place through His prophet Moses, He leads His children today into happier, more peaceful lives when they choose to follow His living prophet. What is a Prophet? He is a spokesman of God, interpreter of the scripture, calls us to repentance, and is the admisnistrator of present Church policy. In Modern times, we are still blessed with a prophet of God. A true prophet is one who has the testimony of Jesus; one who knows by personal revelation that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God, and that he was to be-or has been-crucified for the sins of the world; one to whom God speaks and who recognizes the still small voice of the Spirit. One who holds the holy priesthood; who is a legal admisnistrator; who has power and authority from God to represent him on earth. Atrue prophet is a teacher of righteousness to whom the truths of the gospel have beenrevealed and who presents them to his fellowmen so they can become heirs of salvation in the highest heaven. A true prophet is a witness, a living witness, one who knows, and one who testifies. Such a one, if need be, foretells the future and reveals to men what the Lord reveals to him. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Aaron James Stark
We are Christians in a very real sense and that is coming to be more and more widely recognized. Once upon a time people everywhere said we are not Christians. They have come to recognize that we are, and that we have a very vital and dynamic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We accept Jesus Christ as our Leader, our King, our Savior...the dominant figure in the history of the world, the only perfect Man who ever walked the earth, the living Son of the living God. He is our Savior and our Redeemer through whose atoning sacrifice has come the opportunity of eternal life. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sacrifice has come the opportunity of eternal life. He is the center of our faith and the head of our Church. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and witnesses of His divinity, His life, and His Atonement. I Believe in Christ! I'm a Mormon and we a Christian. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Aaron James Stark
As far as I know, there are no race or color restrictions for people to join, or have the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As long as you're a faithful, worthy man in the Church you can have the priesthood and the power to exercise it's divine authority, and enjoy the blessings that come with them. I'm a mixed blooded of German, French, English, Asian, etc. and I am both a member and hold the priesthood. I have many friends also of different races and color who are members and also bear the priesthood. I know the church has missionaries that go all over the world and teach and convert many different races. It's the gathering of Isreal. We are all children of a loving Heavenly Father, who loves us. He is our creator and we were made in His image. So the answer to the question; "Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the Priesthood?", Answer: No, It's Christ's Church, He wants us to love one another and bring everyone unto Him. Come follow Him. He loves you and loves your sikn. Show more Show less

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

Aaron James Stark
Heavenly Father is real. He has divine authority and has real powers. We don't yet know how or why he does some things, but we are thought and I know He is true and good. He blesses us and teaches us, even when we aren't aware. He is pleased with us when we follow the commandments. He has certain emotions. He know who we are, and what our potential strengths are. I know that He is there, he wants to help you, and if you are patient He will. I know he wants us to be like Him. He will help us,each of us perhaps in different ways and in different times. I find it is the same for us, we have a natural desire to help other excellent and create joy. We can be like our Father in Heaven. People are our brothers and sisters. We will have to deal with other people, so why not learn and perfect your people skills? It will only bless you for the rest of your life and bless those around you. Every person in this world wants to be loved and appreciated. I love people! And I love my Heavenly Father. It all goes hand in hand. "Treat others as you want to be treated." "Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." The first commandment is to "love God with all thy heart, might, mind, and strength. The second is like unto it, love thy neighbor as thyself." The second greatest commandment is to love thy neighbor. To love others. I know that when we can learn to do that, we will become closer to God than we ever have been before. We will also be humble and find great joy. Show more Show less