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Hi I'm Clint

I find joy in the basics of life. I love family, food, and God. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like having a good time. Whatever I'm doing, work or play, I like to have a good time with it. I don't see the point in going through life being miserable the whole time. I love long boarding, paintballing, cooking for family and friends. Right now though I'm putting those things on hold to serve a mission for my Church. I've been up and down east coast for almost two years now talking to all sorts of wonderful and facinating people. I'm going to be starting college when I get home in just a couple months and that scares me, but I know that God is in controll and that provides a lot of comfort. 

Why I am a Mormon

Origionaly, my parents are both Mormon so naturaly I was raised in the Church. But I reached a point in my life when just following my parents wasn't enough. I had to know for myself if what I was doing was right or not. So I took it to God. I won't say I had some amazing vision or profound, earth-shattering experience as an answer to my prays, because I didn't. Instead I've felt God's subtle prompting throughout my life guiding me and helping me. Having God in my life is of paramount importance to me.

How I live my faith

Living my faith, to me, isn't in preforming some large and life defining act of service or sacrifice. It's not in building a hospital wing or starting a charity. It's in the choices I make everyday that define who I am.

What is being a Mormon like?

Clint
It's great! I've been a member of the Church since I was a kid, so I don't have much to compare it against, but I love it. The Gospel has provided me with so much. Above all, a standard to live by. I like to think of the gospel as doing the same think a harness does in rapelling. Either you can jump off a cliff wearing harness and have blast knowing the whole time that you're safe. Or you can take a nose dive without one and break every bone in your body. So, with that analogy, I guess I'd say the Mormon walk of life is a very secure one. It's by no means boring, but it's got a lot fewer of the pit falls that come with life.  Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Clint
There's a lot of people out there that think that Mormons are like the Amish and we spend all day harvesting grain and milking cows. I have no idea where that comes from. I love jamming out on my iPod, watching movies with my friends and crusing on my long board. What really makes us different is the moral standard we set for ourselves. As followers of Jesus Christ we strive to keep His Spirit with us and live the way He asks us to. In the world we live in today, that can be really hard. A lot of the movies, songs, and social activities that are popular today don't line up with what Jesus taught. It can be hard to choose to go against the crowd, there a lot of people who will target you and try to get you to break down and do what they're doing, but I'm trying to please Someone more important than man;) 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?

Clint
I totaly understand where people are coming from with this question. I remember when I was younger, before I was able to go to the temple, wondering what the heck people did in there. Well since then I've been able to attend many Mormon temples myself and I can tell you that there's nothing occult or freakie done in the temples. The reason it's kept under raps is because of the sacred nature of the things we do in there. In the New Testament Jesus used the phrase "casting pearls before swine" refering to treating important, spiritual things lightly. We keep what goes on in the temple a "secret" because we don't want to take the things of God lightly.  Show more Show less