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Hi I'm Artis Jean

About Me

I live in the desert southwest and love it. I am the mother of 3 and the grandmother of 13 +1(grandson-in-law) and the great grandmother of 1. My family all lives within 5 minutes of me and we love to spend time together. I lost my husband in 2004 so now I live in a beautiful condo right on the golf course. I worked in retail management for 30 years and retired from that over the last year. I have been teaching papercrafting and scrapbooking for many years and stil teach several classes each month. I love movies, reading and music.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I was raised in the First Christian Church. Many of my friends were Mormon and so I attended the activities for the youth. I started dating a young man who was Mormon and we dated for 5 years and were talking about marriage. I had always loved my church, but there were so many questions I had about it's teachings. I loved the feelings I had when I attended church or other activities with my friends and wanted to know more about it. Shortly after our marriage I had the Mormon Missionaries come to our apartment and teach me the lessons. I was so re-assured with what I was learning and wanted to know more when we met with the Missionaries and thay answered all my questions. I was baptized by the elders who taught me the gospel, and was so very happy. We have moved many times over our married life and I always knew that I could call and find out where we were to attend church and that I would have friends and a ward family that would take us in and give us comfort.

How I live my faith

I love my congreation and the people there. I had lived in the same area for 30 years until I moved 2 years ago and was worried about the change, but I am so happy. I am currently serving as the advancement chairman on the Boy Scout Committee and really enjoy this calling. I get to serve with my son who is in the young mens organization. I have served in all areas of the church and love to be of service.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Artis Jean
Jesus attoned for the sins of every person who ever lived on this earth. He died that we might live again with our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less