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Hi I'm Art Long

I'm 34 years old, a father of 4 I have been a converted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints for 12 years.

About Me

I love spending time with my wife and children whether it be at the dezert riding motorcycles or the mountains enjoying nature, or just relaxing on off times watching a movie together. My interests and hobbies are riding motorcycles, fishing, camping, hiking, building offroad vehicles. I was sealed to my family on April 4 2008 in the San Diego Temple and it was an awesome day and so overwhelming to see our children in the sealing room with us and know that we will bo together for ever. My favorite scripture quote is in 2 Corinthians 5:7 " For we walk by faith, not by sight" Just a few simple words, but for me is the secret to life. It's the basis of what we believe for us to come unto Christ and live with him again someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church at roughly 23 years old, I was ready for a change in my life, I felt empty and knew I had something bigger for me waiting. Thats when I met my future wife, she would soon unknowingly change wy life. As I got to know her more, I started to like what she was about and started attending her church and going to her classes where she taught her peers sunday school lessons. I liked what I saw and felt, I klearned things that I never knew before and felt things that I have never felt at church. I soon started attending the ward in the area I lived with a friend who was a member and shortly after that took the missionary lesson and was baptized. As I read the preface to the Book of Mormon I knew that the things that Joseph testified to spoke of and eventually sealed with his own blood were true and really happened. What I love about the church is the centrilization of the family and the emphasis of it in our daily lives. Its so great to know that when I was sealed to my family its is for all time, a bond that can not be broken. My testimony is that the savior lives and loves us, and he will return again someday. He is the way and the light cling to him and follow his command and you will live with him again someday as we did in the pre-existance.

How I live my faith

I teach a Sunday school class for 12-13 year olds and it is cahllenging and rewarding at the same time. With ever lesson I teach as I prepare I learn myself and grow spiritually. I was also recently called to be a Technology Specialist for the stake and am so thrilled to share the gifts the Lord has given with his own church.