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Hi I'm Alan Arthur

I grew up in Provo, Utah, live in Longmont Colorado, have 4 kids, work in the medical device industry, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Father of four, 2 girls, 2 boys. We got started quite young, when I was 19. My wife and I met in High School, and couldn't stay away from each other from there on. Our first daughter came to us after only a few months of being married. Those first years of marriage were tough, we both had to work and still find time for each other and our daughter. I look back at those years and realize we must have had some help from somewhere to get through the way we did. I worked full time and attended night school for several years, before transferring to BYU to finish my bachelors degree. Again, this time was tough. We had our fourth child by the time I graduated. Getting my education was one of the toughest, but most rewarding things I've ever done. I really enjoy doing just about anything outdoors. A day out on the lake with the family is tough to beat, camping, waterskiing, snowsking, snowboarding, and just about any sport makes for a good time. I like to ride dirtbikes, and I have recently taken up cycling. I work for a Spinal Implant company where I do marketing. I like knowing that what I do helps to improve the quality of life for many people.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church. We lived in Provo, Utah along with a lot of other members of the church. While I enjoyed childhood, I don't believe I really understood what I had. There comes a time where everyone must decide for themselves what they believe. There were many years as an adolescent where I didn't make the best decisions, and didn't have a strong testimony of Jesus Christ. I had relied on my parents' beliefs growing up. We attended church most of the time, but slowly I started to see the impact of Christ in my life. There is a difinitive difference in my life when I am living how I should, serving other people, and following God's commandments. Conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ has come slowly for me. It has come piece by piece, a little here and a little there. I made a lot of mistakes in my life despite being a member all of my life, but I have come to know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is absolutely true.

How I live my faith

Membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to many may sound taxing. The commitment to live the gospel is no small commitment. There have been times I have felt overwhelmed with all we do as members of the church. However I continue to be amazed at how the Lord touches my life as I attend my meetings, serve others, and do the best to live the way Christ would have me live. I work with young men ages 12-13. Each Sunday I have the opportunity to teach them principles of the gospel that will help them in their lives. As part of that responsibility or calling I also work with these young men in the Boy Scout Program where we get to do camp trips and other various scout activities.