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Hi I'm Art

I'm a software developer in California and a father of 6 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Colorado in a large family. My father was an electrical engineer so early on I was exposed to technology and computers and gained a lifelong interest in that field. I went to college at BYU where I met my wife. We now live in Southern California and have six children of our own (well, 13 if you include the 3 turtles, 2 guinnea pigs and 2 dogs).

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a devout Mormon family but that's not why I'm a Mormon now. In my late teenage years, I came to a point where I had to find out for myself whether this faith that I grew up in was true. I spent long hours reading the scriptures, in particular, the Book of Mormon. I had always been taught about the "promise" of the Book of Mormon found in Moroni 10:4, that if you would read, ponder and then pray to God if it is true, that you would receive an answer through the power of the Holy Ghost. I got down on my knees and asked whether it was true and I received a powerful witness in my heart that it was. At that moment I knew that this church and its teachings were true. Not only that, I realized that I had always known. Since that moment, these truths have been reaffirmed to me over and over again through many experiences I've had throughout my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best each day to be a little better that I was the day before. I'm not always successful but I keep trying and God has blessed me for that. I serve in my local congregation as a Sunday School teacher for the 13 year old youth class. I also serve as one of the Cub Scout den leaders.

In whom should we have faith?

Jesus Christ is the only person in whom we can put our complete faith. He is the only one who will never let us down, whos promises are sure. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Follow His teachings. When you follow his teachings, the promised blessings come without fail. Faith is not blind. You can put His teachings to the test and verify each and every one. Show more Show less