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Hi I'm Aaron J Ellis

I love gadgets and the outdoors, and I'm a mormon!

About Me

I am a college student, studying communications. There isn't much in this life that i don't enjoy. I served a mission for the church in Puerto Rico, Aruba, and Curaçao. I have grown up a member of the church and have loved having that background in my life. I enjoy music, computers, and anything that involves creativity and a step away from the normal. I love the life i have been blessed with. I love the joy the Gospel adds to my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed with parents that are great examples of faith and service. They taught me what is right and how to see the blessings of the Gospel in my life. I am a Mormon because i have followed the simple steps that the young boy Joseph Smith followed to find truth in his life. The Gospel and knowledge that Jesus Christ is my Savior brings joy into my life. To think that the Lord has created an eternal plan of happiness, is a never-ending source of peace. I am a Mormon because i have felt the Holy Spirit testify that it is true.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a Mission leader in my student ward. I teach the Missionary Preparation class each Sunday, answering questions and helping those preparing to leave for full time missionary service. I teach things such as basic teaching skills, and give scriptural insight to teaching methods the Savior used in his teaching. I also have the chance to watch over and support a few other members in my local congregation. We try to visit them at least once a month and observe their needs. If we notice a need we will bring it up with leaders of the congregation and try our best to serve them. We also share principles of the Gospel with them trying to share the joy of the Gospel.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Aaron J Ellis
As i was serving as a missionary it was a great blessing to walk into someones home and share the precious points of our beliefs. We didn't judge the people nor their current living circumstances, rather we prayed to love and serve that person. We would share of our Savior Jesus Christ, that in and through him we can return to live with our father in Heaven. We shared of the truths that the Lord restored in these days, and his eternal patterns of calling servants or prophets to guide us on the earth. Most importantly we would share and invite those we met to read, and pray about The Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ. A book written by prophets called of God to direct his children on the american continent. Similar to the Bible the Book of Mormon is an inspired work that God has given us to stand as another witness to the truths taught in the Bible. The most important principle we taught was that of prayer. We each have the same right to receive direction from our loving Father, and he will direct us if we ask him. "Ask, and it shall be given you seek, and ye shall find knock, and it shall be opened unto you" Matthew 77 Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Aaron J Ellis
"Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?" 1 Corinthians 1529 In this passage of scripture Paul asks why some say that there isn't a resurrection, asking if Christ's resurrection did not in reality happen. Then he shares something that they are aware of and practice in the scripture above, stating why do we perform these baptisms if there is no resurrection? Unfortunately there isn't more reference to this practice in the Bible, although we do find that Christ taught the spirits that were imprisoned. In 1 Peter 319 we read that Christ taught those that were disobedient, or baptized by improper authority, giving them and those that never heard of the word of God the opportunity to fulfill that commandment that is necessary for salvation. Through modern day revelation we have received more on the subject and have been commanded to practice this piece of doctrine. We not only have received the commandment but more on how it is done and why it is done. Each spirit still has his/her choice to accept this baptism performed by the proper authority. This practice is a beautiful thing which can bring families together, and allow us to selflessly serve others. Show more Show less