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Hi I'm Ron Hanson

I grew up and was intruduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Minnesota. I currently live in Colorado.

About Me

I am a 40 year old convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been married for 18 years....intoduced by my wife about the same time. We have 2 daughters together and my wife has 2 sons. My wife is the most talented person I know. Chief among them is the ability to help others see and realize their talents & capacities I personally enjoy skiing, hiking, biking, traveling, scuba diving and Scouting. I have been a Scoutmaster both in and out of the Church for the better part of the last 18 years. I am a Physician who specializes in using a person's own stem cells to heal injured or worn or cartilage, joints, tendons, ligaments and vertebral discs. I have witnessed personally the guiding hand of the Lord tangibly in the last few years. I was guided to get training in procedures (my wife would say with near psychotic motivation!) that eventually lined up everything perfectly to be involved with the world's most advanced stem cell clinic. Previous to these recent blessings, I have had my share of difficulties & necessary trials. In my 3rd year of medical school, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor that was preceeded by 20 years of seizures; this nearly ended all personal and professional progress. The trials by fire have changed & humbled me greatly. Interestingly, recent blessings have had the greatest impact of all my experiences on my desire & ability to focus on the Gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

My search for truth began in my mid teens. I was blessed with many physical & intellectual talents growing up; the magnitude of my abilities were surpassed only by my developing arrogance. I began experiencing strange smells, dizziness and fainting when I was 11. These episodes increased in frequency & severity to the point that I could no longer participate in sports & was having a difficult time thinking clearly. Overcoming saddness, loss, confusion & self-pity, I began to seek for answers. I read the Bible & talked to my Priest, but found no clear answers. I prayed, thought & eventually wondered how God could allow this to happen to me. After more introspection & deep contemplation, I received a witness of the true existence of God & Jesus Christ. I visited dozens of churches for 5 years, feeling for truth as I went. I met and instantly bonded with my wife at age 21. She was a member of the Church, a convert herself 6 years earlier. My first sacrament meeting happened to be a fasting/testimony meeting, a time when we share our witness of truths, especially surrounding Jesus Christ, specific experiences & doctrine. The Bishop of the ward offered his testimony; this ignited an experience I would never forget. My entire body tingled & seemed to swell. I had complete clarity of thought & mind for his entire testimony. I saw & understood the true meaning of Christ's life & example. I knew I was experiencing something completely new. I took the discussions from the full time missionaries, everything they discussed were things I had contempleted & was seeking. Of great importance to me, the members had integrity: they lived what they claimed to believe, they served each other & they read and followed the scriptures. In the years following, I received insight into the reasons I had seizures, building faith, how to build an eternal family with my incredibile wife, how to seek for continual revelation from the Holy Spirit & many other critical & eternal priciples.

How I live my faith

I believe that serving others is one of the most important attributes we can develop in our time on earth. Selfishness is the root cause of most of the misery that we experience. From teaching 2 year-olds in the nursery to going on week long campouts with Boy Scouts, I have had the pleasure of serving others in many walks of life. I have found great pleasure in seeing others "connect the dots" during lessons, witnessed young men realize the effects they have by serving others, seeing insurmountable burdens made lighter & the strength, charity, wisdom that follow are beyond measure. Some of the greatest experiences I have had in serving others involve giving or receiving Priesthood blessings. I have a witness that the Priesthood, the authority to act in the name of our Heavenly Father, has been restored on the earth. I have seen patients turn miraculously in their course, specific information--exactly what the person needed to hear--flow seemlessly from someone who barely knows them & I have seen lives changed by the power of the priesthood exercised in love, charity, meekness & faith. The most important service I perform is to my wife & children. I have seen & felt the depth of another's heart & soul as my bond to my wife grows deeper. Seeking understanding & growth in physical, spiritual & celestial principles with an eternal companion who wants to grow with you has been the most precious experience I have ever had. We have recently started a study group in our ward consisting of members who wish to discuss more advanced doctrine & principles. We select a topic & discuss it each week. After nearly 20 years as a member of the Church, I'm finding the fruition of what I sought starting in my teens: engaging in deep conversation & seeking light, knowledge & truth with those who wish to understand the mysteries of our lives & eternity. There is truly no end to what we can become if we exercise faith & fidelity in our daily lives to the principles of the Gospel.