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Hi I'm AJ

I love playing sports, jamming on the guitar and exploring the mountains. I'm an aspiring psychologist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a fanatic for anythings sports. My 6'5 height helps me enjoy basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, soccer and football. I just graduated college in psychology and am starting grad school soon. I spent two years in the Philippines as a missionary and loved getting to know the culture and the wonderful people in beautiful backcountry farmlands of Isabela, Nueva Viscaya and Cagayan. I find my happy place learning about Jesus Christ and trying to live his teachings. Happy or sad I love expressing my feelings through music by singing and playing my guitar.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church, and always saw that I was happy participating in the church and trying to follow the saviors example. However, I grew to know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was really true when I read the Book of Mormon, and asked Heavenly Father in prayer if it was true. In one particular instance I remember finishing the entire book and pondering the promise given in Moroni 10:3-5. After careful consideration and effortful prayer, I felt a feeling in my heart as well as clarity and peace in my mind that it was indeed true. After this confirmation and many other confirmations that God loves me, I know for sure that Jesus Christ is our Savior, that Joseph Smith restored the gospel and translated the Book of Mormon and that a Prophet named Thomas S. Monson lives and receives inspiration from God. I encourage those who are unsure or skeptical to ponder and ask Heavenly Father in prayer.

How I live my faith

While a missionary in the Philippines I participated in weekly service and humanitarian aid projects. During my missionary service our area experienced several typhoons which created a special opportunity to help those in need, which I found especially rewarding. Now, while in college I am able to participate in my congregation by teaching lessons at church, serving my neighbors and volunteering at local charity causes. I think one of the best ways to serve in daily life is by making friends and making sure those around you now that you care about them.