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Hi I'm Aaron

I grew up on a farm in Soda Springs, Idaho with my six older brothers. I like hard work and enjoy serving others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated high school and am about to go on an LDS mission to Thailand. I like running, biking, soccer, etc., but my favorite sport by far is swimming. I've been on a swim team for the last six years or so, and I've loved every minute of it. Weirdly enough, I also love math and science. Something about complex calculus and quantum physics really sparks my interest, and those are some of the tings I am most looking forward to when I get into college. In what free time I have, I usually practice playing the piano and occasionally the trumpet. I've done pretty much every extracurricular offered by my school including but not limited to: social dance club, swim team, track, cross country, choir, band, musical, BPA, FCCLA, football, scholastic bowl, space camp (yeah I know that one's kind of nerdy), and I was even a tutor for a semester or two. I worked as head lifeguard at the local swimming pool during the summer, and learned a lot from that experience. Overall, I like to try new things and broaden my horizons. Sometimes I bite off a little more than I can chew, but I always have fun with it.

Why I am a Mormon

Honestly, my parents are Mormon, so that was why I first joined the church. However, it's not the reason I've stuck with it. I relied on the testimonies of others for a really long time, but once I was in high school, I realized that I had to know for myself if the church was true or not. I prayed for an answer, and it was given in the form of a seminary teacher. I walked into seminary class my freshman year with a lot of questions and doubts, but I left knowing that this is the true church of God restored in the latter days. From that point on, my testimony has only gotten stronger as I have seen the hand of God in my life and the lives of others. This gospel brings a peace into my life that I simply cannot describe. It has lifted me out of some very hard times, and I can say without a doubt that I am who I am today because of its influence in my life. I know this church is true, and I love it with all my heart. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I'm not perfect by any definition of the word, but I do my best to help those I come into contact with. I teach lessons in church once every couple weeks, go out with the missionaries once in a while, and regularly participate in service projects around town. I wouldn't say that I've done anything particularly spectacular, but I try to always look for opportunities to serve others by holding doors, picking up pencils and pens, and helping everyone to feel included and welcome. I think that it's mainly by doing little things consistently and being a friend that you really begin to make an impact on the lives of other people.