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Hi I'm Art

I was born and raised in farming country in Northern Indiana. After High school, I worked in printing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I learned to drive and handle farm equipment early in life. I truly enjoy living in farm country. My life's occupation was in printing. I started as a way to earn some money, when I was just out of High school. An apprenticeship was offered and I found myself printing until retirement. At age 14, my Father helped me purchase a 10 year old Motor Scooter. I used it to get to summer jobs on local farms. The thrill of riding has never left. I now ride a vintage, 31 year old Honda 750. I am married with 4 grown children. My wife of 47 years and I enjoy camping and being with family and friends. We both like to bicycle and pick campgrounds with accessable trails.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 30 years old. I read from the Book of Mormon, studied with the young Missionaries and attended meetings in a local Branch of the Church. Through their teachings, I learned things that were in tune with what I had received as a youth from my family. I was told "not to take their word only, but to ask God if what they taught was true!" I came to the point that I was desireous to join with the Latter-day Saints, but fearing "leaning only on the teachings of men", I decided to "Fast and Pray," asking God if what I was learning was true and was His Gospel for the world. I received a personal answer and was baptised into the Church. I have spent many years serving in the Church. I have found the statement that "signs shall follow them that believe," is true!! I love my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

As a new member of the Church, I had a strong desire to be fully engaged in the work of the Lord. The Church gave me ample opportunity to serve. The Church has no paid Ministry, so all teaching and assisting of others is done by the general membership. I first became involved, when I was assigned with a companion to visit 5 or 10 families each month to teach, encourage, and assist in their needs. I still continue to do this today, although the families that I meet with, have changed through the years. I, as with the desciples of old, have had many opportunities to learn, grow, and serve in the Lord's Church. I have become closer to Jesus Christ and God, our Eternal Father, through the service I have had the opportunity to render to others. I served for a time, as the leader in the local unit of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My focus was helping the Youth to be steady in the Church, as they grew to adulthood. My wife and I have also served in many other Church assignments, recently returning from a year of teaching others and assisting in the leadership of a small congregation of the Church in Kentucky. It is true that the Lord has work for us to do not-with-standing our circumstances or our age. We have truly been blessed!!