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Hi I'm Aaron

I grew up in Texas, I attend school at BYU-Provo, I'm going on a LDS mission to Cochabamba, Bolivia, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a tennis fanatic. I started playing in high school and I've been in love with the sport ever since. I follow professional tennis year-round and I play as often as I can. I'm currently in college and I absolutely love everything about it. I've made some incredible friends and I've even improved my cooking skills. The game plan is to major in accounting but I'll see where the wind takes me! I'm the oldest of six kids and I'm a huge fan of the big family life. Each of the unique personalities brings a special flavor to the family mix and I wouldn't have my childhood spent any other way.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and, as such, my membership might not seem like much of a choice. However, it is quite the opposite of that. Granted, as young children, our membership is sort of mandatory since we go where our parents take us. However, as a young adult, I have been given plenty of chances to distance myself or grow closer to this church, and I have chosen to grow closer on every account. I know this church is true without a doubt and that knowledge has blessed my life in innumerable ways. This church has offered me, and it offers to everyone, eternal happiness and a plan that tells us how to get there. I love this church and everything that its done for me and as I've lived my life according to its teachings, I've been blessed time and time again. This church has brought me closer to my Savior and each day that I live by His teachings I develop a stronger relationship with my Father in Heaven. I know this church is true and I choose to be member, not because my parents are, but because it brings me happiness. That's what a church should do.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite things about living my faith is that it naturally signs me up into this tightly-knit community. As a member of this church I have the opportunity to serve others quite often and I view it as an opportunity to do so. We are advised to serve both the multitude and the individual and this church gives me plenty of chances to do just that. Service projects are one of my favorites because you see the immediate results of the service you've just rendered. Whether it's organizing a food drive, repairing someones house, or simply cleaning up the local neighborhood, each project yields a sense of fulfillment. However, taking care of the individual is just as important and I have the chance to do that through a program called hometeaching. I'm assigned 6 individuals and it is my duty to make sure they are doing well and, if not, to provide the assistance they need. This not only gives me a chance to serve them individually, but it also gives me the opportunity to create new friendships that I may not have developed before. I visit them once a month at the minimum but I often take pleasure in seeing them outside of scheduled visits. Living my faith allows me to make many new friends and to join a community that pays back my service when I am in need.