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Hi I'm Clint

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm happily married to Kim and I'm the father of four great kids and two grandsons who I am tremendously proud of. I grew up living a very rural lifestyle on a small ranch in north central Washington state. For the last thirty years I've lived in the Spokane, Washington area. I work as a project manager for an innovative technology company in Spokane. I've been a registered volunteer leader for the Boy Scouts of America since 1985. I'm a runner and a hiker. I enjoy time with family and friends, and serving in the church doing whatever I'm asked to do.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though neither my parents or grandparents attended any church, they instilled in me a desire to do what was right. I was taught to be honest, work hard and to appreciate what I had. Growing up I never wanted for anything or had any major challenges or difficulties to contend with. For me the 1960's and 70's were a great time to be young in America. In my early twenties I began to feel that something was missing in my life. I was back in college but didn't know what I wanted to study. I didn't have a plan and couldn't see where I would be in a year, or five years or twenty years. I had always enjoyed any time that I had to be by myself, but now I just felt alone. It was at this time that I met a group of Christian business people and began to spend time with them. Prayer was an important part of what they taught. They believed that God would listen and answer prayers. I decided to make prayer a part of my life. I hoped that I would receive some direction and that I would know what I was supposed to do with my life. My prayers were usually very simple. Very often the words that I would use were "please show me the way" or some variation of that thought. I'm not really sure what I expected, but what I did receive eclipsed all expectations. My answer came in the form of a new co-worker. While driving to and from our job sites we had the opportunity to spend time talking about life. He was married, had two little girls, and was a Mormon. I shared with this new friend my interest and desire to know more about God. He shared with me a copy of the Book of Mormon, and his testimony that the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ had been restored to the earth once again. Shortly there after I was being taught by two young missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Knowing thru the Holy Ghost that what they taught was true, I was baptized three weeks later.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving every day to become a better son of my Heavenly Father. I use the example of the Savior found in the scriptures to determine what I need to work on, and what I need to repent of. I try to read the scriptures or listen to the words of a living prophet or apostle each day. When I do these things I experience peace in my life. The church has a completely lay ministry. I believe that inspired lay leaders have called me to serve in a variety of positions over the last thirty years. These 'callings' have deeply influenced and strengthened my testimony of Jesus Christ and the restored gospel. For many years I have served in positions where I have been able to work with the youth of the church. For the young men of the church, those 12 to 18 years of age, the church uses the Scouting program (Boy Scouts of America) to teach young men to be true to their faith and to be good citizens. I have watched and encouraged many young men, including my own son to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout. I know that scouting helps the young men of the church to be honest, kind and courageous. I also have the opportunity to watch over several families who are members of the church. This is called home teaching. I try to visit each family each month to ensure they are doing well. We offer help and assistance wherever we can, and leave a message or lesson with them that will help the family to be happy. My greatest desire is to live to be worthily so that I can to return to live with my Heavenly Father and with my family for eternity. I know that my Heavenly Father lives. I know that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. And I know there are living prophets and apostles upon the face of the earth today. I know that God loves me and wants me to live with him again.