Hi I'm Clark
I'm a biochemistry major trying to decide what to do with myself after serving a mission. I started playing basketball when I was five, I play the piano for the kids at church, I am a word game (especially Boggle and Bananagrams) fanatic, and tasting strange new foods is exciting to me. I have one younger brother and three younger sisters and I have the best parents in the entire world!
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon because I firmly believe that this church is the restored church of Jesus Christ in these final days before His second coming. I'm a Mormon because persistent religious study and sincere personal prayer have taught me that the things I want most can only be attained through Jesus Christ and His church on earth. I'm a Mormon because it fills me with peace and understanding and makes me one of the happiest people alive.
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
Prayer is the way I communicate with God. Each morning and night, I kneel and pray to Heavenly Father and thank Him for blessings and ask for things I need. I truly believe that God hears my prayers and cares about me individually. I feel peace when I explain my deepest feelings, concerns, and desires to Him. When I listen for answers and feelings from God, I learn what He wants for me and feel His love for me and all of His children.
Why do Mormons do family history or genealogy work?
Mormons do family history research for several reasons. One reason is to find our ancestors who have passed away without being introduced to the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In our sacred temples, we are able to give them a chance to accept special ordinances like baptism. Another reason for family history work is to learn about our ancestors for ourselves and our loved ones who are still alive. I have found journals and records of ancestors who made great sacrifices that allow me to enjoy the life I live and love every day. These deceased relatives of mine inspire me and are examples of how I should live my life. A third reason for doing genealogical research is to bring families closer together. I have spent many precious hours learning about my heritage with my grandparents, parents, and siblings. I love learning about my relatives and know that I can be with them again after my mortal life comes to an end.
How I live my faith
I attend church every Sunday, spending part of my time each week with the hilarious little children. Luckily, I don't have to wait for Sunday to live my faith. During the week I put what I've learned at church into practice by trying to be a better son, brother, neighbor, and friend. I try my best to behave the way a member of Christ's church should behave; with patience, love, and sincerity. In a few months I will leave home for two years to serve a full time mission for the church. I'm really excited to have an opportunity to introduce other people to the source of my joy.