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Hi I'm Aaron Inouye

I am of Japanese-Chinese descent and grew up in a rural Utah community. I skied Denali at the age of 24. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am studying mechanical engineering. I love learning about the sciences and understanding how the world works. I love to ski-mountaineer, climb, cycle, and any extreme sport that allows me to see parts of the world that most people only read of.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon not only because my parents and grandparents were converted, but because I have also converted. Growing up in a predominant Christian society, we learn of Christ and of the bible. We believe the bible to be the word of god. We believe that God loved us enough to send Christ down to Earth to die for us and to teach us the way (i.e., the gospel). I served a mission in Hiroshima, Japan for two years at the age of 19-21. Being of Japanese descent, I understood the culture to an extent. But conversing with the people of Japan about their beliefs and about their culture, there were a few common truths that coincided with the Christian beliefs. These truths were the following: that God was in everything (i.e., in the trees, in the tables, in the people, in nature) and that the purpose of life is to do good. God, our heavenly father, created this world for us, his children. The teachings of the Book of Mormon state that all things on this earth denote that there is a god. The Book of Mormon also teaches us about the purpose of life and how we can progress in this life and the next. I love to see and experience everything this Earth has to offer. I love to scale mountains and to bask in the magnificence of this world. It is true that all things denote that there is a god. It is true that the purpose of this life is to grow, experience life, and to help each other get back to our father in heaven's presence. I know these things to be true, because I know that the Book of Mormon and the bible's teachings are true. I know that these teachings are true because every experience in my life has testified to me that they are true. These experiential testimonies come from God, our father. I know these things are true and that Christ is our Redeemer and Savior.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, our calling is to serve. I currently serve in a ward specifically for members from different Asian countries. Serving with people from all over the world gives me opportunities to be able to share my experiences growing up in a predominant Mormon society as well as being able to learn from members who grew up in a developing non-predominant Mormon society. We organize many activities where all of the members are exposed to the different cultures (i.e., American, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, etc.) Although we all come from different cultures (i.e., predominant Buddhist, Shintoist, Christian, and etc.) our faith is the same. We integrate the positive attributes that are in line with the doctrine of the church in order to establish stronger wards in Asia for the future.