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Hi I'm Aaron

Hi I'm Aaron. I like exercising, mou'ins, and learning. I am a fellow American and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 20 year old from Utah, I love hiking, rock climbing, any board game, strategy, political science and history. I'm in the process of getting my Bachelors degree and I'm currently living in London, England.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ because it's the only living church on the face of the earth. It is the only church that I know of that claims to have continuous direction from our resurrected Lord. One of my favorite quotes on faith comes from Dostoevsky "It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt." Although this is the church that I was born into- I haven't just "stuck with it" I've looked into as many different churches as I can, I've read the translated Koran, taken many World Religion courses and I've found many interesting faiths but this is the only one that claims to be actively led by the same God it sustains, rather than being in some sort of stasis is this church. It lives and grows every day and I've been blessed and privileged to be a part of it.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving a full time mission for the church in England. Before the mission, I was the sunday school president and was in the presidency of a few Aaronic priesthood quorums, but past serving in formal callings, I think we all have the duty to live by faith every day. The greatest callings we will probably ever have will probably be with our families and neighbors, acquaintences and friends. As we seek to serve all of those who we are surrounded by we can gain charity, and with charity a greater spiritual understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, which in turn builds our faith. Living this cycle of service and faith leads to a fulfilled life time of service spent in service and love. (Mosiah 2:17)

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Aaron
The two year church service commitment- the mission- is a great opportunity to share what you know to be true, to grow as a leader, as an independant person, in a knowledge of the gospel and in love for our fellow man. Any young man can turn down the opportunity to serve, but as a priesthood duty it's encouraged. Show more Show less