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Hi I'm Arlo

I'm a Husband, a Father, a Grandfather, an Innovator, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a household where creativity and independent thinking were encouraged. My parent's friends were from diverse backgrounds. At an early age I was exposed to sports cars, motorcycles, a variety of musical instruments, painting, sculpture, science kits, camping and hiking. At the age of 8 years old, I accompanied my parents and one of their friends on our first Backpacking Trip. We Climbed Mt Whitney in the California Sierras. I have a love of music, the outdoors and working with my hands. I have a degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and have spent many years working in the Aerospace Industry. My specialty is Computer Aided Design.

Why I am a Mormon

Each of us must come to know the Lord individually. My story is exactly that. While many of my extended family members are Mormons, my parents did not attend a church while I was growing up. They did allow me to attend any church I wanted to, as long as someone else provided the transportation. My decision to be baptized was the result of 4 years of consideration, thought and prayer. Since that time, I have continued to learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have come to accept him as my personal Savior. I have read the Bible and the Book of Mormon several times (I've lost count). I know both to be the word of God, and Testaments of Jesus Christ. I have received my own personal witness that Joseph Smith did see The Father and The Son, as he said he did. I know that the heavens are open, that we individually can receive inspiration, guidance, and even revelation to meet the challenges of life. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior. I am grateful for what His Atonement means to me personally.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to serve as a missionary in the Republic of South Korea. I still try to keep up my language. I was even able to attend a Korean Congregation here in America for a few months. The church is a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. I got to spend several years serving in the Scout program. The most fun was when I got to be an adult leader at Cub Scout Day Camp, where my wife was the Program Director, and two of our sons were Den Leaders. My wife and I have also participated in drama and musical programs together. I have been a member of the church for over 48 years. For most of those years I have been able to serve as what we call a "Home Teacher". That means that I am assigned a few families to visit every month with a short lesson. As the home teacher, I could expect that if the family had a need for help from the church, I would be the first one they would call. Service can be little things like helping a family load a moving van, or carpooling to church. It can also be helping during major life events. For example, it was our home teacher, who recognized that it was time to take my wife to the hospital to deliver our first child. We made it just in time! As I look back, I can see that the times that I have been most happy have been those times where I have been able to work with my family in serving others. I feel blessed to have a loving and patient wife, who will be my companion in service to others thru this life and beyond.