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Hi I'm Ardean

I grew up in Utah and I have always been a Mormon I live in Washington State. I'm a Farmer and I'm a Mormon,

About Me

First and foremost I am a Husband, Dad and a Grandpa. We have 7 children and I farm for a living. I have been a farmer all my life, it is a good way of life as you get to associate and work with your family. I love to deer hunt with my family. I enjoy working in my yard and garden. We have a garden every year and enjoy the fresh produce. My most exotic crop is Huckleberries, which we harvest in the fall and make syrup and huckleberry pie filling. I have inherited my mothers love for roses and our yard is full of roses.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and have a rich heritage of church members. In my youth I took my membership in the church for granted as the town I grew up in was almost 100% Mormon. I was called to serve a mission in Australia for two years. It was there that I gained a testimony for my self. I didn't feel I could knock on someones door and invite them to learn about our faith without me knowing for myself that what I was telling them was true. I had my prayers answered and as I have continued in the faith and held many positions in the church my testimony has grown and matured. I read the scriptures and see how Christ established his church anciently with Prophets and Apostles. We have that same organization today with living Prophets and Apostles, they are men of God and can guide and direct us so we can know what the Lord would have us do. I feel richly blessed in my life to know for my self that we have a Heavenly Father and a Savior who love me. Thank goodness they are patient with me, I have many faults, but I am working and trying.

How I live my faith

I have held many callings in the various wards that we have lived in. I feel it is a privilege to serve, but the most important calling is to be a father and leader in my home. It is the home that matters the most. It is gratifying to have all of our children following in me and my wife's footsteps. I hope that I can continue faithful until the end of my life and follow in my ancestors footsteps.