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Hi I'm Art

I'm a husband, father, and grandfather. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My father was in the military and I spent my first 18 years living in many different places and traveling around the world with my family. After college I chose the military as a career, married, and spent the next 21 years traveling once again to different places and countries with my wife and daughter. The upside of military life was having the opportunity of living with people of different faiths, customs, ways of life, and language while seeing the world. The downside, as I was growing up, was changing schools so often and not having life-long childhood friends. However, I wouldn't change it if I had a chance to do it over again. Today my wife and I enjoy skiing, horseback riding, and traveling to places we haven't seen with our daughter and grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I was given the Book of Mormon to read by a friend. I read through it as if it were a novel and found it captivating. Before finishing the book, I had a deep feeling that what was written in the book was true. However, I wasn't ready to change my lifestyle and join this Church. After getting married my wife and I wanted to bring our child up in a christian oriented home so we started visiting different christian churches in the area. None of the churches we attended felt right. While traveling and staying at a hotel, two young Mormon Missionaries spotted me in the lobby and asked if I would let them tell me about the church they represented. I accepted their invitation and after a few meetings they asked me if I would consider being baptized and joining the Church. I figured the only way to find out for myself if what they proclaimed was actually true was to join. It's been 35 years since my baptism. I am a Mormon because of the knowledge and peace that living the Gospel gives me and my family.

How I live my faith

I love the opportunities membership in the Church gives me to serve not only in the ward, but in the community and beyond. I have the opportunity to work in the Church's cannery preparing food for world-wide distribution in times of emergencies, participating in community food drives, teaching youth and adult church lessons, supporting the local scout troops, sharing the Gospel with others, and visiting ward familes each month as a hometeacher. The most importing thing I do to live my faith is to make an effort each day to become more like my Savior. By doing this, I know I will become a better person and be able to better serve those around me.