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Hi I'm Aaron Smith

I grew up in a small town in Illinois. I love everything about sports. I'm a mormon.

About Me

Hi my name is Aaron. I am 19 and will be serving a mission in the Philippines. I just finished my freshman year at BYU which was spiritually uplifting and the most fun I have ever had. I love to play soccer and basketball, but I have more recently got into golf and wakeboarding. Also, I love to try new things and meet new people but the most important thing is to spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the LDS church because I know that it is the true church of Jesus Christ, plain and simple. I have felt the healing power of the Atonement and the love that God has for me. The gospel that we have is the only thing that has been able to keep me going through the hard times. Also, I love being part of a ward that has become like family to me. Everyone is so kind and loving, I know that these people must be of God. Finally, I am a Mormon because this church has brought me pure happiness because I know that I am where I'm supposed to be and doing what God wants me to do.

How I live my faith

I do my best to be a good example to everyone around me. I know that it is hard for people to do the right thing, so I try to be that person who will support and guide my peers. As I mentioned, I will be serving a mission in the Philippines. I know that this experience will be an amazing experience because I get to sacrifice 2 years of my life to serve complete strangers. I hope to be able to bring happiness to their lives and to show them that God loves them and wants to best for them. God has given me so much and I want to do anything I can to show him how much I appreciate his blessings.