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Hi I'm Arlen Herbst

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a missionary in Argentina, I learned Spanish which changed my life. After returning home, I joined the Army and studied Czech and Arabic. After 21 and a half years including almost 7 years as an instructor in Monterey CA, I retired and continued my education. I enjoy learning new things and still continue learning. At this time, I am a full time student studying for my PhD. I have been to every continent except Australia and the South Pole. Traveling is one of my favorite pass times. I enjoy teaching and have a great love for education. I continue working in the education field and hope to continue for years to come.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a great pioneer history and had ancestors who lived and died in Kirtland OH, Nauvoo, IL, Salt Lake City, UT, and in various locations in Idaho. I have always believed and still do in the Book of Mormon. My educational background with Arabic and the language of those ancient prophets show me that what I know is true. I didn't gain a testimony by sitting and accepting the faith of my father. I took the challenge to find out for myself and know what I feel about Jesus Christ and what he did for me.

How I live my faith

Every chance I have, I go to the temple which is God's university. I learn not just about his ways and how to return to him but I learn how to feel the spirit.