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Hi I'm Richard S. Clarke

I'm a Sailor/biker/Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired Military Police Lieutenant in the Canadian Navy. I ride Harley Davidson motorcycles ( I have 2, a 73 inch Sportster and an 88 inch Ultra Classic ElectraGlide), enjoy naval and military history, old movies and spending time with my wife, 6 children and 16 grandchildren. I am a convert to the Church and have been a member 25 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the Church. I was a 29 year old MP in the Navy when my wife and I were fellowshipped into the Church by a newlywed couple who moved into the apartment below us.

How I live my faith

I use my hobbies such as motorcycle riding to bring the gospel to segments of society that wouldn't otherwise hear it. All the bikers I associate with in various clubs know I am a member of the church and why. Interestingly enough, most have a profound respect for my spiritual beliefs, I don't experience mocking of my religion by other bikers ( at 6 feet and 220 lbs, I don't usually experience mocking, period!).

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

Richard S. Clarke
Having served in the Navy for over 20 years, I was frequently asked how being LDS, I managed to live a life as a sailor. The environment of heavy drinking, swearing and smoking wasn't usually considered a breeding ground for Mormons. However, I found that most of my superiors considered my religion a bonus, not a detriment, to my service and career. They were impressed with my dedication to both the Church and the Navy. They considered the standards the Church professed to be thoroughly in keeping with the standards a Naval Officer was expected to demonstrate and uphold. And while I might get a bit of kidding about not drinking, it was usually good natured, not malicious or derogatory. Show more Show less