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Hi I'm Aaron

I grew up in Idaho. I'm currently serving a two year mission in Chiapas, Mexico. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love all things water (skiing, wake boarding, tubing, rafting, paddleboarding, etc.) I love to spending time outdoors, camping, hiking, just about anything!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because of how I feel when I follow the the example of Jesus Christ. I've come to know that he is my brother, and he loves me, and through him and his sacrifice for us we can all have that peace and happiness we want in this life and in the life to come.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending all my church meetings, loving my fellowman, service, and trying everyday to be more like Christ. Everyday I pray to my Father in Heaven for his guidance and love and to remeber him and his son Jesus Christ and all the sacrifices they´ve made for me.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

What the Atonement means to me is Hope. Hope that we can change and we can better people than we were yesterday. It means that Jesus very literally suffered for every one of our sins, whether they're huge with lasting consequences, or they're the small day-to-day things we sometimes struggle with. And because He suffered for each and every of them, He knows exactly how we feel right now. He's been through every single challenge and difficiculty we have faced, are facing, and that we will face in our lives. It means that He knows us in the most real and personal way there is. Just thinking about that alone is incredible, how He willing offered himself up to atone for all the sins of mankind, theres no way we can fathom what that really means. But He understood and He did it because He loves us. And by doing so He has provided a way for us to be happy in this life and has shown us how we can return to our Heavenly Father in the life to come. We can have these things if we just follow his example and strive to be more like Christ at all times and all things we do. So I guess for me the Atonement of Jesus Christ simply means that he loves me, He knows me, and Hes know exactly how to help me when I'm in need. It means that through His sacrifice and His teachings I can become a better person. When I remeber Him I remember that I have his help in all things that I do and with His help I can change and be more like Him. Show more Show less