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Hi I'm Clark

I am the father of six sons. I enjoy model rocketry. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have been blessed with six sons. I am grateful to be a father and find joy in the happiness of our sons. I am a mechanical engineer by profession. I hold a PhD in mechanical engineering with a focus in the thermal and fluid sciences. Education and employment opportunities have taken us to various places in the United States. In each location, we have learned important life lessons and expanded our circle of friends. Growing up, I had the opportunity to work in fruit orchards owned and operated by my grandfather. I learned the value of hard honest work and the reality of the law of the harvest. Diligence and effort do bear good fruit. As a young man, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) from which experience I have learned much, including the virtue of patience. My sons and I enjoy model rocketry, including the mishaps that come with the territory. We have become masters at the launch phase, but the landing and recovery phases have not been perfected. We also enjoy experimenting a bit, which gives us an opportunity to test certain physical laws. The wonderment of the physical laws of nature have always been an interest to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) because the doctrine of Christ taught therein has anchored my faith and nourished my hope. I have learned who I really am as a son of God and that there is indeed a plan of happiness for all of Heavenly Father's children. I have learned the true nature and charater of the Godhead and my personal relationship with each one; The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost. I have gained so much clarity with regard to the Atonement of Jesus Christ; its central place in the plan of happiness and principles to help me apply it in my life on a daily basis. As a Mormon, I have gained an eternal perspective that has sustained me in dufficult tiimes and helped me serve more effectively our Heavenly Father's children. The knowledge that families are central to our Heavenly Father's plan and that marriage and families can undure beyond the grave is truly a treasured doctrine.

How I live my faith

My faith is a way of life for me. For me my faith is about becoming what I have the capcity to become through the atonment of Jesus Christ. I try to live and teach the gospel within the walls of our home and use the priesthood to bless my family. One of the great blessings of being a Mormon is the many opportunities to serve others. Holding the priesthood in the Mormon Church comes with special responsibilities to serve and bless others. Visitnig the homes of families and/or individuals in my congregation as a hometeacher is an opportunity to bless, lift and strengthen. Additionally, I have a calling in the Church wherein I preside over several congregations (Wards) and assist the Bishops of these congregations in their sacred stewardships and responsibilities. The great joy in such service is to see the power and good fruit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ grow in others and bless their lives. As a Mormon, the opportunity to make sacred covenants in the temple is a remarkable blessing. This helps me be a better person and make progress towards spiritual goals. Making such promises to our Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ is enpowering as it connects me to the atonement of Jesus Christ in meaningful ways.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

The true nature and character of God is a precious truth that has been restored to the earth after centuries of misconceptions about this most important doctrine. This doctrine was restored in a most remarkable and glorious way. God, The Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to the young man Joseph Smith in response to his humble prayer for guidance as to which church to join and where to turn for truth. Through this personal visitation of the Father and The Son, the glorious doctrine of the nature of God was restored. For me, one of the most treasured truths of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the knowledge of the nature and character of each member of the Godhead and our relationship to each one of them. Our Heavenly Father is literally the father of the spirits of all mankind. We lived with Him before coming to this earth and receiving a body of flesh and bones with. He provided and taught of His plan for our happiness and eternal destiny. Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. He performed the atonement that makes it possible for us to return to our heavenly home and to dwell with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ eternally. His atonement makes the great plan of happiness effective and meaningful. The Holy Ghost teaches and testifies of truth. Through the Holy Ghost we may know the truth of all things. He has comforted, sustained and guided me many times. I cherish His companionship and influence. The Holy Ghost testifies of the reality of the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. For me, it would be difficult to go through life without the influence of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less