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Hi I'm Clarissa

I'm an army wife. I was born and raised in Oregon. I have a huge family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like reading historical fiction, memoirs and biographies. I like listening to uplifting music. I like to sing. I like to write on my blog. I like and love my husband most of all. I hope to make a difference in the world. I want to be a force for good.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born Mormon, but that doesn't mean that I was born with a testimony. I have had to learn, study, and pray about it just like everyone else has. The church has been constant in my life and even though I have made mistakes, the gospel has been my safety net and soft place to land. Even if I hadn't been born into the church I would still be Mormon because the gospel is true. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me, I know because I have asked and He has answered me.

How I live my faith

I read the Bible and The Book of Mormon, I try to read everyday but there is always room for improvement. I pray, not as often as I should, and I try to make every prayer a conversation with my Heavenly Father. I've been working on my family history and helping my husband with his. I attend the temple as often as I can. I love the time that I get to spend there. I go to church every Sunday to partake of the sacrament. Currently I serve as a Ward Family History Consultant.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

We preform baptisms from those who have gone before because we love them and we want them to have the oppertunity to choose to be saved in the kingdom of God. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

To participate in the ordinances of the temple you first need a temple recommend which shows that you are living the commandments and are worthy to be there. Some members are only able to do baptisms for the dead because they are not ready to receive further ordinances in the temple. You cannot do for others what you haven't done for yourself. There is nothing secret going on, just sacred. What happens is ordinances are done for the living and for the dead and families are joined together for eternity. Show more Show less