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Hi I'm Aaron

I was born in Saginaw Michigan. I graduated from college with a mathmatics and economics degree and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Simply stated I am someone who loves learning. Right now, the hobby that lets me do that the most is beekeeping. It is incredible that getting honey from these little insects we call bees could involve physics, genetics, biology, woodworking, chemistry, science and business. This hobby definately helps me grow. Another chief hobby is vermicomposting (the decomposition of organic material with the aid of worms). Other than that my interests are chess. My profession is lean manufacturing where I take the waste out of processes to make a company more profitable. Although this brings me great satisfaction I hope to one day build a homestead where I can enjoy the fruits of my labors in my aquaponics garden, rocket mass heating and of course beekeeping.

Why I am a Mormon

In college I embarked on an academic pursuit. I tried and thought I had succeeded in disproving the existence of God through a clever but utterly errant argument. About 5 years later I had finally reached a low point as a result of my poor choices and began to question those things which I thought I had proved. I prayed for relief. It was answered, perfectly. It was answered in a way only God can. Peace come over me. My fear, anxiety and sorrow had all departed and it was not a result of self delusion. It was God. From that point on I knew that God existed. He was aware of me, I could talk to him and most importantly he would answer! I strived to reclaim that feeling. I searched my religious heritage for how I could return to Heavenly Father. I could not find an answer at least not one where everyone, including those who hadn't heard of the Savior and had no chance in mortality to repent and be baptized, could be saved. I closed my faith's book expounding doctrine. I said another prayer. Very soon after, I believe the same night, two missionaries knocked on my door and began teaching me. I completely missed the fact that their arrival might be linked to my prayer. Nevertheless I was searching and had hoped to learn something that would help me on my journey back to Heavenly Father. They told me to read from the Book of Mormon. I did so. They asked me to pray about it and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I did so. No testimony had come. However, two weeks into our discussions they covered the plan of salvation and showed that there were no exceptions. Everyone would have the oppurtunity to learn of Christ, repent, and be baptized in his name! I was baptized. Later the missionary who taught me shared with me that she prayed before she left her vehicle to teach in a completely diffent area when she felt she needed to put her seat belt on and drive right to my door. Oh how I know that God is aware and loves us!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching youth about the Gospel. I attempt to teach them about the redeeming power of the Atonment and the joy that it can bring to our lives. It is so rewarding when they communicate to me not just the words of the answers to asked questions but the conviction they have about the truthfulness of those words. It is the greatest joy one can experience.