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Hi I'm Aaron

I am from the South. I am a developmental biologist. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I study developmental genetics and will be beginning a PhD at Duke August 2012. I will be studying regenerative processes in the zebrafish model. I am from South Florida and I love to swim at the pool or at the beach. My favorite sport to play is soccer and my favorite sport to watch is college football. I support UGA and BYU in football. Of course, now I will be a blue-devil too, Go Duke!

Why I am a Mormon

I love God and Jesus Christ and I know through the Holy Ghost that They have restored the gospel through Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

I try to help other people whenever I get the chance and I read the scriptures and pray every day. At church I teach a class and I often will help pass or bless the sacrament.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Aaron
No, we are encouraged to vote our consciences and be active in the political arena but no political parties are endorsed or even usually mentioned by church leaders. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Aaron
Baptism is an ordinance that should only be done when someone is old enough to understand what they are doing. Children younger than eight years old may not be baptized. It is a contract between God and that person that they will always remember Christ and keep his commandments. God promises to fill that person with the Holy Ghost as his side of the contract. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Aaron
First we need to stop its spread in our own homes through filters and good teaching of our children and others. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Aaron
Eternal life is life with God and our families forever. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Aaron
Its a truth that someone has learned through the influence of the Holy Ghost. All Mormons have testimonies of Jesus Christ, God the Father, the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Restoration of the gospel. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Aaron
Its a short convenient nickname given to us because we believe that "The Book of Mormon" is true in addition to the Bible. Show more Show less