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Hi I'm Artie

I'm a father of four, husband to one (and only 1) ;) I'm a musician. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a proud dad of 4 amazing children. I have been married to my beautiful wife Amber for over 12 years. Although our life seems pretty chaotic at times, I think we both feel very fortunate to have healthy children that find ways to make us smile and laugh every day. I work for a utility company in Arizona. In my spare time I am blessed to be able to sing and play music for local community and charity events.

Why I am a Mormon

I think the main thing that has made a difference for me when I think of this statement is the idea that Christ organized His church when He lived on the earth. When He was killed, He had already given keys and authority to act in His name to His Apostles who continued teaching His gospel until eventually, they were killed as well. To me that meant there was a need to restore these keys and authority to the earth again, so the Joseph Smith story is not hard for me to accept. Christ's church has a living Prophet today as well as 12 Apostles. This is probably the main reason I'm a Mormon, in addition to all the other teachings like being able to live with my family after this life. It brings me comfort to think Christ restored His church for us in this time and knows us individually and wants us to be able to return to live with Him and our Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I enjoy working with kids. I have been a Sunday School teacher for several years helping kids get to know the scriptures better. I have also spent a lot of time volunteering in the Boy Scout organization as a Life to Eagle coordinator and currently as a Venturing Advisor for Crew 9303 in Queen Creek, AZ. I have coached Little League and have enjoyed helping kids realize that they can do difficult things if they put in the time and effort. I have also spent many years performing music for local community and charity events such as Habitat for Humanity of AZ, Save the Family, Junior Diabetes Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis charities among others.