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Hi I'm Aaron

I grew up in Utah, and have lived all over the USA. I'm in the US Air Force and I'm a physician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After getting married to my beautiful wife, I finished college while we both worked full time. Then we moved across the country and I joined the Air Force and started medical school. During medical school we had 2 children. Next came residency training and 2 more children. I'm now a proud dad of 4! With various military assignments, we have moved 2 more times since residency, and are sure to move again in a couple years. With each move we have had to leave friends, and start over in new places. However, we cherish the experiences we have meeting new friends and sharing the Gospel around the country and the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this church my whole life. Not only are my parents members of this church, but my wife and I have ancestors going back to the founding of this church. However, I have had to come to an understanding of the truth of this gospel for myself. I continue to follow the tenants and teachings of the LDS church because I know it is true. I have come to this knowledge through the special feelings that God has shared with me through his Holy Spirit. I also know these truths by the "good fruits" that have come out of following these teachings. Righteous living is not always easy, but has always been rewarded by peace and joy. These blessings can be obtained no other way. The Lord's promise of peace and joy not only in this life, but the life to come, has already been a reality for me and my family. By living righteously, we hope to accept the Lord's promise that we can live the rest of this life, and the next, together forever.

How I live my faith

For me, being a Mormon is much more than attending church once a week. It is a way of life that influences my personal, family and professional life. I do attend church weekly, where each week I get to teach a Bible class to other adults. I spend some time during the week preparing my lesson and studying scripture. I feel like I learn more from preparing and teaching these classes than the students often do. I also get to help with music in our worship meetings by playing the piano and organ. Music brings a special spirit or feeling to the meetings that can be brought no other way. I am happy to share my talents with our congregation to help better everyone's experience at church. We attend the church on weekdays as well. Our children attend youth activities such as scouting and service activities. There are monthly meetings for the women where they gather to support and teach one another not only spiritual and gospel truths, but practical life skills as well. The men gather for meetings too, and we recently started playing basketball with other congregations on a weekly basis. There are large-scale service activities that we do in our community a couple times a year, as well. At my job, where I spend most of my time, I am happy to share my Mormon faith. I often get to answer questions about what I believe for coworkers and friends. At home, my family and I try to spend quality time together. Because I am a physician, I spend a lot of hours at work that I'd prefer to spend at home. We read scripture and pray together. The children and my wife tell me about their daily activities, and how they are also able to share the gospel with friends and be influences for goodness and peace.