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Hi I'm Aeri Ka

I am a wife. A mother. A writer. An artist. A game designer. A small business owner. Oh yeah! and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have little college experience, and by that, I mean I think I signed up for a class once, but I haven't let this stop me. Currently, I'm working on two video games with my husband. I'm figuring out a thing or two about animation. And am currently learning Portugese, as well as picking up a self study in Physics, English History and religious studies. I have one novella published and am working on several other novels. I have a podcast in the works, run a blog, and am in the first phases of starting a business. (If I were pregnant with this business, we'd just be feeling it move.) On top of that, I do this all from home with a three-year-old under-foot. My life is busy and crazy and messy and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised where my mom never really talked about much more than the teachings of the LDS church - her testimony bearing on fast Sunday was usually a thank-a-mony. On the other hand, my dad had a strong testimony, so strong that he assumed it was enough for everyone in the entire house and we would all believe exactly what he believed or else. Now, I love and admire both of my parents, I really do, but you can see why I left the church for a little while. I needed to figure things out - my life, my decisions, my beliefs. It took the conversion of a dear friend of mine to being me back to the truth. He saw things from a new perspective, put things in a new light and I began to see things in an eternal perspective. But even so, it didn't really click for me until I was dating my wonderful husband and he quoted Brigham Young: “Mormonism,” so-called, embraces every principle pertaining to life and salvation, for time and eternity. No matter who has it. If the infidel has got truth it belongs to “Mormonism.” The truth and sound doctrine possessed by the sectarian world, and they have a great deal, all belong to this Church. As for their morality, many of them are, morally, just as good as we are. All that is good, lovely, and praiseworthy belongs to this Church and Kingdom. “Mormonism” includes all truth. There is no truth but what belongs to the Gospel. It is life, eternal life; it is bliss; it is the fulness of all things in the gods and in the eternities of the gods (DBY, 3). In a word, if “Mormonism” is not my life, I do not know that I have any. I do not understand anything else, for it embraces everything that comes within the range of the understanding of man. If it does not circumscribe every thing that is in heaven and on earth, it is not what it purports to be (DBY, 2)." I try to live by that every day.

How I live my faith

At the moment, I'm relatively new in our ward. Then again, compared to some I've been in the ward for ages. I visit teach, though I have yet to meet even my companion face to face. That's what I get for being mortally terrified of the phone and not doing anything about it. Aside from that, I take my life's calling as being a good person and letting other people believe what they want to believe. If they like what I have to say, great. If not, great. I've recently started having discussions with a Buddhist friend of mine via webcam that we're planning on posting to YouTube. Look for links in the future.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

Aeri Ka
The terms secret and sacred are two sides of the same coin. What I consider sacred, what I keep close to me, some may say I am keeping secret simply because I don't share it immediately. I have to say, that in order to enter the temple, you must be prepared. It's a right of passage, both for ourselves and our ancestors. However, I can say this, there is nothing in the temple that isn't directly addressed in scripture. If you ever want to take the time, I can point you so some pretty amazing scripture references. Show more Show less