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Hi I'm Arina

I am a wife and mother of four, who also enjoys playing around with Art. I never take myself to seriously. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have the best of both worlds! I am a stay at home mom of four children, and I love to do art. I get do the things that bless my family by staying home; however, I get to enjoy moments where I can use my art to bless others. I am a self taught "artist", so most of the time I feel that I don't know what I am doing, but I think I can figure it out. I feel the Lord is constantly blessing me because I put my faith in him to help me accomplish a task, and He guides me to help accomplish this. He has put wonderful people in my life to help teach me along the way. I feel it is a great pleasure if I can give my art as a gift or help someone if they have a project. I have then been blessed by getting to sell a piece here and there. I love it if someone asks if I put anything in a gallery, and I say I'm kind of an "on demand kind of artist". Then I tell them I am a mom first so I just go with the flow of my family. My best piece, is a work in progress, and that is my Family. I know if I put them first, and do all I can, that I will be blessed. To me an Eternal Family is the most rewarding accomplishment anyone could ask for. I am a mother and an artist, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the church when I was 8, but it wasn't until I was in the 8th grade that I gained a testimony. I was walking home from school one day, we lived down a long dusty road, when a senior Missionary couple stopped for directions. They were asking for directions to my house. They gave me a ride home, little did I know that would change my life forever. I had never met such faithful servants of the Lord. They weren't there to just get the numbers back up at church. They took a genuine interest in me. They even took time on there P-day to watch a junior high girls basketball game. I was taught many wonderful lessons about being a good sport, a good neighbor, and genuine friend. I think most imporantly;however, I learned what the light of Christ was. I felt as though I had found this missing piece in my life. I found that through the Gospel of Jesus Christ I could have that same light. I found out that I mattered, even a plain 8th grade girl was a child of God. Now I am in my thirtys and find the same comfort in the gospel as I did as a kid. Sometimes I get discouraged and down on myself, but I find that same solace. I am still a child of God, and I can look to Him for comfort and piece. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to let others feel comfortable around me. When I gained my testimony it was by others light. They were warm and caring, and took a personal interest in me. Likewise I try to let people know that they matter. I get this opportunity as I serve. I have got to work in the primary. Working with children was such a blessing. The children would help me grow everyday. As I taught gospel principles to these children I could see why they are here at this time. They are so smart and valiant. Even the wiggly kids would answer with a smart answer. It is so important to let people know that they matter, that they know that they are children of God. That they have a purpose, and that is to make to back to our Father in Heaven. What a blessing that we can let our young children know who they are, why they are here, and that our Father in Heaven Loves them and wants them to make it back to him. I am now working with the youth. Now, more then ever before, our youth are bombarded with so much filth and image problems. They need to know what is important.They need to feel as I did, as an awkward teenager, that I still mattered because I knew I was a child of God. That no matter what, He loves us and wants us to make it back to Him. I pray that people might meet me and feel comfortable, and that because they know me they might want to know Him, our Savior Jesus Christ.