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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a programmer from Maine, I am a father of one-and-a-half, I write fantasy novels, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was born and raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Maine. I love working with computers from programming to troubleshooting. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University - Idaho. I now work as a programmer and customer support at a GIS company in Maine. I have a wife and son. They are the most precious thing in the world to me. We also have a daughter on the way. I'm so glad to know that I will live with them forever through our faith and through priesthood power. I also love music, a lot of music. It is not uncommon for me to randomly burst out into song. I have consistantly sang in choirs and I am currently a member of a Barbershop Chorus called the Kennebec Valley Chordsmen. I spent two years preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ full time in an effort to share this faith that is so important to me. That message is even more important to me today than when I went and shared it full time. Finally, I am a Science Fiction/Fantasy Writer. I love writing as a outlet for my creativity. I feel like difficult and interesting concepts can be explored through works of fiction. I have not yet gotten published but I've finished three books that I hope I eventually get around to editing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were active in the church. At the age of 8 I was baptized and became a member of the church. Believed then that the full truth of God was found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As I grew older I had difficulties in my life and found that I was not living my religion very actively. I let myself become lax in doing good. I left to serve my God and my church for two years in part because it was expected. I knew that it was a good thing but I did not really think that I would enjoy it. During that time of service I had a chance to study the scriptures more than I ever had before. I spent a lot of time in prayer and as I read the Book of Mormon I found that my understanding of God expanded. I drew closer to Him and i knew that the book was true. Now as I continue to serve God I can look back at that time of my life. It was hard but it cemented for me the truth of this church. Some might wonder what of all the other religions out there. I met great people from many religions during my service in California. I also have had a chance to take a class on world religions. From this I have learned that truth can be found with anybody that seeks it. I do believe that this church is God's Kingdom on the Earth. It has truth given directly from the hands of God through Apostles and Prophets. I also believe that we can understand God even better by learning from others. It's not that the truth isn't found in our church but rather that everybody has a different perspective on God through their experiences and we can learn a lot from how other people experience God. God doesn't just speak to Mormons but I believe that in the same way he gave priesthood authority to the Israelites in ancient times for the purpose of their salvation he has given priesthood authority to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the purpose of salvation today. Few other churches try to claim that authority. I know that this church is God's

How I live my faith

I strive on a daily basis to do a better job every day. To improve my life somehow. I try to repent, or change, every day. It is hard some days but It has always been worth it. I believe that God wants us to become something not just profess our belief in him. I know that I may never be enough without my savior, but I also know that with my savior I can hope to become better. I have served in many capacities in the church. I have lead the youth and the adults at different times. I have helped people compile their family history. I love the opportunity to serve in the church. We know that all of God's children have been given gifts to do good things and to make the church and the world better. I also live my faith by trying my hardest to be faithful to my family. To provide for them both physically and spiritually. Family is so important and I know that if I am faithful to them and to God I can live with them in the next life. I know that we will still be a family.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

If you want to learn more there are missionaries who devote 2 years of their lives to share the message. You can also ask a Mormon that you know. Alternatively you can use this website to find a church building near you. All visitors are warmly welcome. Show more Show less