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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a college student majoring in Chemical Engineering, an avid camper, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to learn about other languages and cultures, I love science and technology, about to go back to college after being a missionary for two years in South America. I also enjoy such hobbies as camping and singing, sometimes all at once. Gotta love Risk and Ticket to Ride.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, never wasn't, nor did I ever really doubt anything about it, but one summer night, while camping, I decided to try out what we invite everyone else to do: ask God to know if the Book of Mormon and the Church in general are true. It worked, in my case, the answer came the next morning during a small excursion to another part of camp. The words that came to my mind were, "You already know its true." Short, but I could tell by the way that I felt that it wasn't my own thought process trying to fool me. I will always remember the way I felt right before I said that prayer. I thought, "What if God says 'no'? Doesn't matter, its God, He knows what's best for me." Aside from that one incident, everything I do in this Church and everything it teaches just seems to make sense, I'm continually amazed by how perfect it all is.

How I live my faith

I just barely ended two years of volunteer missionary work where I spent eleven hours a day teaching and looking for people who might be willing to join this wonderful church. It was hard but I know that they people that I taught are either better off now, or know where to go now to live better, and it's going to have a ripple effect. I also learned to live better myself and learned by experience the very thought process of successful and happy people, as well as the opposite. I will soon receive other responsibilities and I'm excited to be able to help out other missionaries.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

I like to use a few examples. One is that of a wedding, in just about any country, there are only certain people who can perform weddings, such as judges. People can get super mad if they find out that there wedding isn't worth anything. Another example is one you see a lot in restaurants and theme parks like Disneyland, where certain doors and locations says "Authorized Personnel Only" or "Cast Members Only." What would the Manager do to you if you went past one those signs? In every aspect of life, authority is something ever-present and generally accepted as necessary. It is no different in the realm of religion and worship. Show more Show less