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Hi I'm Aaron

I grew up in San Diego. I am preparing to serve a mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi. I'm Aaron. I'm a freshman in college, studying Mechanical Engineering. I want to become an engineer so that I can have a stable job and eventually support a family. A few months ago, I realized that I also want to become a fantasy novelist. It's hard to balance school and writing, but I'm determined not to let this dream die. When I'm not writing or doing homework, I like skiing, watching nerdy movies with friends, and reading for hours.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon. The gospel gives me hope. I have a problem with worrying too much, and sometimes I get hung up on the question, "What if I'm not good enough?" The Book of Mormon tells us that none of us are good enough... yet. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the grace of God, we can repent of our sins and become better. The simple fact that I can progress has brought me peace in times of fear and anxiety. I know that Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church because I have prayed about it and felt the Spirit bring me peace. I know that God loves his children because he created a beautiful world for us and designed a plan for us to live on Earth so we could progress. I know that God loves me because I have prayed, and felt His love. Through the scriptures, He has told me that I can become a better person and eventually return to live with him.

How I live my faith

I am a Family Home Evening Group Leader. That means that I get to plan fun activities for a small group of young adults from my congregation. Our "family" consists of twelve freshmen who all live in the same housing area, though we are happy to welcome anyone who wants to come to our weekly activities. I love Family Home Evening because it gives me a support group of friends who I can rely on and trust. It's nice to have that when my siblings and parents all live hundreds of miles away. When I first met my group, I didn't think I had much in common with the others. I was wrong. They have come to be some of my best friends. I'm so grateful for my calling.