Hi I'm Aaron Green
I'm a hungry patriot, politician, martial artist, astronomer, full-time worker, husband, a humorous father and a I'm a Mormon.
I love the martial arts. Next to my Father in Heaven I credit my study of Taekwondo to what level of confidence and physical skill I have. The arts were there at an early age to facilitate normalcy of a medical condition that could've cost me my life. Though I am unable to actively pursue the arts as I once did I do honor and sustain it's precepts in my life. I am a patriot. I am loyal to the flag of the United States of America and the Constitution upon which this nation is built. Though my service in the United States Army was brief it did help me maintain a humility and awe for what it takes to defend the interests of this nation. May the flag so wave to the satisfaction of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and all the great men and women who have served honorable capacities for this nation. Especially those whose names are lesser or not known. I am honest. I've learned hard that honesty is the truest and best policy which to base your life. Though difficult and may put you in a pickle honesty will set you free. With honesty you are worthy of the freedom and liberty afforded you by your nation and God. With honesty you qualify yourself of the love of your friends and family. I love astronomy and the study of celestial events. I love history and the volumes it teaches us about the future. I love computers, internet design and it's proof of the glory of God - intelligence. I guess to break it all down into a nutshell I am a child of God.
Why I am a Mormon
My wife and I suffered the loss of our first born child. I was not strong in the gospel at that point. Actually I was quite inactive and indifferent toward any faith. My wife was not a member of the Church at that time. It was a trying time filled with regret and sorrow. The child was stillborn. Turmoil ensued surrounding the salvation of that child. Some strongly encouraged speed to baptize the child lest it should be damned. Others advocated that the child had no spirit and therefore not a true child of ours. All the vices of the tongue were laced with the doctrine of no agency of personal choice and no accountability. I knew there was much more to the mercy of God - if there was a God at all. I searched various doctrines and all seemed dark and floundered on sandy foundations. I finally turned to the inspired words of the ancient prophets as well as the modern prophets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the subject of infant death. All doctrine was sound and had a glowing light about it. All was positive and uplifting. The dark experience of infant death now had reason and a glorious purpose. I know now that if my wife and I are worthy we shall have the opportunity to raise that child when he and all others are raised from that other world to inherit perfected bodies of their own. He shall grow, learn and develop with a clarity and brightness of knowledge uninhibited by the dark influences of the current worldly conditions. As we raise him he, in turn, will teach us and we shall honor and glorify our God for the eternal nature of man. That is why I am Mormon. It's all about personal agency to choose, learning to be teachable and tolerant and it's about the endless potential of the righteous son or daughter of our Father in Heaven.
How I live my faith
I live in an area with extremely sparse Latter-day Saint population. We learn to lean upon one another for support. We learn to live with the false propaganda and stereotypes of "Mormonism." I know the truths of eternity. I know my Father lives as well as Jesus the Christ. I know that they are two separate and distinct personages with bodies as tangible as yours and mine. I know that the Holy Ghost has a mission which is to testify within each one of us of the Father and the Son and yea even all truth. I live my faith by example to my nation, community, family and most of all myself. I rise daily with a restless and troubled soul with a resolution to be positive around others. I'm troubled because I continue to strive to do those productive activities that are outside my "comfort zone." I am content curling up in a corner unseen. Yet, over the years I've learned that there is a certain deliverance with being proactive. I've organized activities for putting together school kits for the Iraqi children. I've organized art shows and clean-up projects. I've helped flood and tornado victims. I've helped many people move their belongings from one house to the next. I've tried to be a friend and counsel with those in distress. Why do I do it? Because Jesus Christ was proactive. Even with his dying breath he was in the act of teaching and serving as an example. It's not my natural comfort level but it's something I've felt compelled to pursue and overcome. I'm sure in time I'll now the reasons but for now I'm satisfied that it is all in His wisdom how he folds the metal. My greatest offering of how I live my faith is demonstrated in my own home. I preside according to my commission endowed by my Creator. I teach the gospel. We pray as a family. We eat as a family. We even suffer trials and tribulations as a family. I am a Mormon, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I'm eternally grateful for that blessing in my life.