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Hi I'm Aaron

I grew up in a small town in Illinois but now I live in the big city. I teach high school Spanish and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest of four kids and married to an awesome woman. We just had our first child and couldn't be more excited to be parents. I'm working full-time as a high school Spanish teacher while taking graduate classes. In my spare time (which isn't a whole lot!) I love to play golf and recently joined an adult softball league. Most of my time is spent with my wife, and that's okay because she's pretty much my best friend.

Why I am a Mormon

About 10 years ago, I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My parents, who are not members of the church, taught me good principles and took me and my family to church just about every Sunday. Despite this, I felt like there had to be more to what I had been taught. My roommate in college was a Mormon and we had some really great discussions that seemed to really answer the questions that I had. I met with the missionaries and almost immediately knew that I had found what I was looking for. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that He loves each and every one of us more than we can possibly imagine. He wants us to be happy and I know that we can be, if we open our hearts to His word and follow His commandments.

How I live my faith

I have a great opportunity to work with the youth in our congregation. I teach Sunday School classes to some of our high school age young men and it is amazing to see them grow not only spiritually but also to mature and become responsible young men who are not ashamed of their belief in Christ. For me, living my faith goes way beyond Sundays. I know that the Savior wants us to live the Gospel at all times and in all places. My wife and I study the scriptures almost every night and we are always looking to serve other people since one of the Lord's best ways to answer the prayers of others is for us to jump into service!