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Hi I'm Arlyn

I'm retired. I enjoy volunteer work of an analytic or administrative nature.

About Me

Now retired, I enjoy reading in quiet surroundings, listening to uplifting music, and observing nature. Even with less energy and increasing forgetfulness, I see my favorable health and mobility as a blessing. From my Jewish father I gained values such as persistence despite obstacles (my father was blind), and from my mother a love for education and learning. In employment or volunteer work, I prefer analytic and/or administrative duties. Although I appreciate time with family and friends, I need meditation breaks now and then so my mind and heart can "sort".

Why I am a Mormon

In the scriptures I have found comfort, encouragement, and greater understanding of truth versus error. With a better understanding of the truth I am less vulnerable to mistakes in judgment or to erroneous assumptions, and better able to see through deceptive advertising or deceptive arguments. Keeping the Sabbath and other commandments of God has generated inner strength (to be honest with self and others, as an example). Through prayer I have developed an appreciation for the goodness of God and His Son, and insights on how to be less offensive and more kind in my behaviors and interactions. Service opportunities have brought peace and joy, from knowing that I have made meaningful contributions to our world. Following the gospel of Jesus Christ has helped me make better use of time and other resources, and has helped me handle life’s challenges (for example, my wife’s injuries in a 2000 automobile accident).

How I live my faith

My wife and I have hosted neighborhood social gatherings to give neighbors an opportunity to get to know each other better. In privately sponsored service projects I have tutored students and donated blood. With public groups I have cleaned up debris along rivers, pulled weeds, and served on a school’s accountability committee. For church sponsored events I have chaperoned at youth dances and Scout camps/hikes, sung in choirs, given prayers and talks, helped at the cannery, cleaned chicken coops, prepared meeting agendas, and donated to international humanitarian efforts.