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Hi I'm Aaron

I grew up in Idaho. I cut my own hair. I make my own clothes. I hang out with famous people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Boise Idaho. I am currently going to college. I love watching and playing basketball and soccer.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes life like a thousand times better. Not easier, but better.

How I live my faith

I reach out to those in the community to teach them about our Church, as well as help members of my Church reach out to those that don't know about our Church.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Mormons baptize new members because baptism is a saving ordinance. A saving ordinance is something you must do in this life or in heaven in order to become fully like God. Our purpose here on earth and in this life is to try to become like God. Other saving ordinances include confirmation of the Holy Ghost (done after baptism), receiving the Melchizedeck Priesthood for men, going thru the temple for endowments, and a marriage sealing. Besides being a saving ordinance, baptism and the confirmation of the Holy Ghost which is done after baptism, have you help the Holy Ghost to be with you. The Holy Ghost testifies what is true, and helps you make important choices in life, as well as is a part of the God Head. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Laugh-Out-Loud. No. We honor him as a Prophet, and one who helped bring the true Church back to the earth. We believe God and Jesus appeared to him, but we do not pray to him, sacrifice to him, worship him, or anything of that nature. We worship God and Jesus Christ, but respect and revere all of our Prophets, living and dead. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

The current Prophet of our Church today is President Thomas S. Monson. He was ordained the Prophet in 2008 after the former Prophet, President Hinckley, passed away. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

The Church is against the killing of any life. However, the Church does not constitute when life begins for a fetus. In general, unless the life of the mother is at risk, or a fetus is brought about thru rape or incest, abortion is almost never justified. Even with these conditions, Church members are asked to council with their local leaders and with God to determine what they should do. Disciplinary action can be taken against those who get abortions when they are not justified. Show more Show less