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Hi I'm Shane Arnold

I've lived all over the country. Currently I'm a Texan. I have 5 kids. I'm a chiropractor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a large family that moved alot while we grew up. I was born in Germany because my dad was in the Air Force. I am a twin, I have a brother. He and I did everything together. We even married sisters! We grew up playing soccer. We also played the viola in the school's orchestra. I have 1 other brother and 4 sisters also. We moved from Germany to Arizona, Utah and then when I was 16 we moved to Texas to be near my mothers family and for my dad's work. I served a mission for my church to Florida. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life to served Jesus Christ every day. I was able to tell people why He is important to me and how the gospel found in the mormon church helped me to develope my relationship with him. I am now a chiropractor and have been for 8 years. I enjoy talking to people and helping them with the physical problems that they suffer from. It is very gratifying. I also am very active with my children. They play soccer and are involved in band and other school activities. They and my wife are the center of my universe. Sure I like taking time out for me sometimes. However, they are what motivates me every day to be as good as I can be.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, so that is all that I really know. Having said that every member of the church at some point has to become "converted" to the gospel of Jesus Christ. My dad wasn't a mormon growing up. He met my mom who wasn't very active in the church. They were married and then he was sent to Germany with the Air Force. My mom became pregnant with my brother and I and realized that she wanted her children to be raised with the knowledge that can be found in the church. So I went to church growing up and had alot of marvelous experiences. I was a typical teenage boy who wasn't always interested in going to church activities or meetings. However, my parents encouraged me, and set a good example for me. I always felt like it was time well spent when I did go. I had alot of "small" experiences that helped me to feel the spirit of God. I felt at those times that God loves me and that the things I was hearing were true. I read the scriptures found in the Bible and Book of Mormon. At first it just felt right, I didn't question what I read. Then I decided to question everything. I understood that there are promises found in the Book of Mormon that say that if you want to know, if you have faith, if you do your own research and ponder on it yourself, that God will help you know what is right and true and "of God". I found out that the Book of Mormon really is scripture from God, given to prophets and apostles many, many years ago who lived on the American continent. I came to know that God talks to us today, that he leads the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints through a true prophet like he did before Christ came to earth. I felt impressed that it was true that Joseph Smith found the plates of gold, and by God's power translated them giving us the Book of Mormon. I have had many trials in my life. My faith was tested. However, because I questioned those beliefs and gained my own testimony, I can overcome all things!

How I live my faith

Currently I am serving as the 1st Councilor in the Elders Quorum Presidency. This essentially means that I have responsibility for some of the men and families in our congregation. We help to see to the welfare of those families. We are responsible to help teach lessons on sundays. We help to organize the Home Teaching efforts in the ward(congregation). As part of my calling I also talk to the men in my district that I have been assigned to and make sure that they don't have any needs that could be addressed by the church, that they aren't having any trials that I can support them in, and to encourage them to live a life close to their Savior. I am also a home teacher. I am assigned to 2 families right now. I try to go and see them at least once a month to check on how they are doing and make sure they don't have any needs. My son is my home teaching companion. We also bring them a spiritual lesson each month. Over the past 15 years I have served in many capacities. I have been a teacher a number of times. I have taught the men, youth 14-16 years old and children as young as 2-3. For a time I was also responsible for the young men in some of the wards that I lived in. I served as a scout leader and an advisor. We believe that it is through serving others that we come to know our Savior. Yes, it is a sacrifice of time and sometimes resources to serve in the church, but I believe that the blessings received will far outweigh any inconvenience. Besides, I owe all things to my Savior and my God. It is the least that I can do for them in return!

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Shane Arnold
The missionaries will talk about the basic beliefs of the church. They talk about Jesus Christ, about God the Father of us all. The talk about how the church came to be. Additionally, they talk about what it takes to become a member of the church. They are great at listening to your questions and helping you decide for yourself if what we say is true, is. That's the greatest thing, it won't be a situation where you have to take their word for it. They present the info, then invite you to pray and find out for yourself. Sounds like the way that it should be done, no forcing it on you! Show more Show less