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Hi I'm Farrell Barlow

I am a husband, father, grandfather and I like to play the guitar. I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small farming community in the state of Georgia. I am the 2nd of 6 children and my parents taught me the value of work. As an eight year old I sold boiled peanuts at 10 cents a bag on the streets of our town to earn money for school clothes and have never been without a job since. Education is very important to me and I attended Brigham Young University where I met my wife and we both received our degrees. I have been married for forty-seven years and we have eight children, twin daughters and six sons. One of our sons passed away shortly after birth. We currently have twenty-three grandchildren. I enjoy playing the guitar and some of my most pleasant moments are spent playing and singing with our Barlow Family Band.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of a protestant faith and my dad was a Deacon in that faith. The missionaries taught them about the plan of salvation and the restored church and they converted and were baptized before my birth. I am a life-long member. I saw my parents serving in the church and by example, they taught me to serve as well. I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is truly the church of Jesus Christ, restored in these latter days. I recognize the tender mercies I receive each day as I try to be obedient to gospel teachings. Family is truly one of the great blessings we have received. My wife and I were married in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and sealed not only for time but for eternity as well so that we can look forward to an eternal family. I truly enjoy being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we do not have a paid ministry but rather have a lay ministry, which affords everyone an opportunity to serve. I have been privileged to serve in many different capacities and have enjoyed my service. I, along with a companion, have responsibility for three families in our neighborhood and we visit them each month to see to their needs. I have always wanted to give a tithe (10 %) of my life in full-time missionary service. I served a thirty month mission in France and Switzerland prior to my marriage. My wife and I have served three missions as humanitarian missionaries. We served twenty months in the Democratic Republic of Congo, eighteen months in Uganda, and twenty-four months in the DR Congo, Kenya and Burundi. These missions are all voluntary and at our own expense. We are looking forward to additional missions together. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches the importance of being good people, to be honest, kind and considerate of others. I find peace and joy in trying to follow the teachings of my savior, Jesus Christ. Family has always been especially important to me. Following the council of our church leaders, we gather our extended family together once each month for a Family Home Evening. We have a meal together, a gospel message, and discuss how to make our family better and ways to serve each other and our community.