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Hi I'm Aaron John Ballard

I'm a 3D animator, a special effects animator, a script writer, a missionary, i grew up in oklahoma and im a mormon.

About Me

I have always been a little more outside the box than most of the people i know. considering the state that i grew up i am considered a lot more ambitious than most people would expect. For example I am one day wanting to start my own animation studio for video game design. i have studied animation for many years and have actually studied in courses for two years. i often set my goals high as well as my expectations of my self and others that work for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because through much prayer and even at times lack of understanding as led me to find for my self that this church is true. i used not be such a strong believer; however, i wanted to know for my self if the things that i had been taught since i was a child were true. So, i prayed and i prayed and i never got an answer for the longest time. I now realize that this lack of answer was do to my lack of faith that the answer would actually come. My lack of faith came from my lack of self worth. I would always say to my self "God could not love me. I am nothing". One day when i read Doctrine & Covenants 18:10, it stated that the worth of souls is great in the sight of God. I then got a boost in faith and decided that maybe god really did love me and would actually answer me if i believed that he would. so i prayed to god on my knees in sincere prayer and asked if the teachings of the church were true. I got my answer in the form of true comfort and peace. This peace is one that i never wanted to lose. So i learned on my own that this church is true and that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that we have living prophets here on the earth today! this is why i am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

Even though I grew up in the church, my faith as not always been the strongest. when i was about 17 years old is when i finally relied for my self that the things which this church teaches are true. a few months later, the announcement the 18 year old men could now go on missions for the church! i quickly jumped at the opportunity. i studied an prepared for a year an then was called to the Boise, Idaho Mission. i decided to serve the lord not for my own benefit but for others. I have never had high self esteem and therefore have never really been able to make a choice that would benefit me. I have always found my joy in others happiness. so that is why i am out here serving a mission for the lord! i want to see others experience the joy and truth of the restored Gospel.