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Hi I'm Clark

I am a husband and father of four children. I currently serve as a Bishop in a local congregation of members. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Most important in my life is that I am a husband and father. My wife and I have four wonderful children that bring great joy and fulfillment in our life. I have worked in risk management for government agencies for over 27 years. I enjoy the opportunity to serve in the Church and to follow Jesus Christ each day in all that I do. I currently serve as a Bishop, a volunteer local church leader, and have felt the growth and satisfaction that comes from the opportunity to try to follow the example of Christ in serving others. Through this and other opportunities to give service I have grown closer to God and his children. In my spare time I enjoy reading, especially about history and the accounts of God's dealings with his children contained in the scriptures. I like to take long walks where I can ponder and enjoy the beauty of God's creations. I also like art, music and visiting museums and traveling. Our family has enjoyed campouts and hiking in wonderful parks and national forest. We have had one son that served a two year mission for our church in New Zealand and a daugther that is now serving a mission in Missouri. We love getting letters from our children that are missionaries. We are curently empty nesters with all our children now either in school, working, or on a church mission which is providing a new time in our life as my wife and I get to spend more time together.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and family are members of the Church, so I was raised as a member of the Church. So even though I was raised to believe in Jesus Christ and follow Him, I had to decide for myself to become a follower of Jesus Christ and make Him central in my life. My Junior and Senior years in high school were important times as I started to strengthen my own faith in Christ and increase in my desire to follow Him. I took the opportunity to serve as a missionary for the Church which had a great impact on my faith. I have tried to continue to come unto Christ by faith each and every day. Some days I do better than others, but I am grateful for the Atonement of Christ which provides the opportunity to repent and be forgiven. I am gratefull to be a member of Christ's church. It provides opportunities to learn of Christ, live by faith and serve others. I strive to be one of the Savior’s faithful disciples, living each day so that I can return to live in God’s presence. Then we can help others develop strong testimonies and draw nearer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Church programs and activities help achieve these purposes as we learn and serve together.

How I live my faith

I serve as a Bishop of a local congregation. After my job each day I serve in the evening and on weekends by meeting with members and in various council meetings. It is wonderful to be a part of inviting and helping others to come to Christ. It is a special joy to see the light of the gospel grow in myself and others. I especially enjoy being with the youth and seeing how they live with faith in such a challenging environment they face in school and work. The young men in scout troops are currently serving the community in our area by painting over graffiti, visiting retirement homes and improving local parks. I also enjoy being a home teacher. I visit each month several of the widows in our congregation. I bring a brief gospel message to share with them and we share together the challenges as well as joys of living the gospel. As a priesthood holder I am able use this special authority from God to administer to them if they are sick or troubled and they have felt blessed and comforted by my service in this way. They strengthen my faith and desire to follow Christ as I see how they continue to live by faith through the challenges they face. It is wonderful to be strengthened in following Jesus Christ by each other as fellow servants of Christ. One of the favorite things we get to do is serve in our community. We have special days of service where we will clean and repair parks, paint over graffiti and assist our local food bank by doing a food collection drive. In all of these ways we are able to feel the joy of working together to serve our community. My wife and I and our children when they were home like to clean up and beautify our neigborhoods by picking up trash along roads and highways.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

I love the Bible. I love it's faith promoting stories and counsel that helps me face the challenges of life by living in faith today. It brings peace into my life as I study, ponder and seek to apply it's teachings in my every day life. I also love the Book of Mormon, Another Testimony of Christ and consider it also scripture that only adds to my faith in Christ and desire to follow Him. I find that it supports and sustains the Bible, and makes my study of the Bible even better. It contains the fullness of the gospel that was taught by prophets and teachers to a people living in the Americas. In it are prophecies concerning the coming of Christ and then an account of His visit to these people, and His ministry among them for a period of time where He established His church and taught His gospel, leading to a group of people that lived His teachings for several generations. The Book of Mormon contains exactly what the ancient prophets in the Americas wrote as they were guided by the Holy Spirit. We are so blessed with this scripture! As I have studied diligently from it there has been a great motivating power in it to become more like our Savior. It causes us to desire to change our ways for the Lord's ways. It gives me the strength throughout my day and to live a more faithful life. We will know the book is true by sincerely praying about it. I have prayed about the Book of Mormon before and recieved my answer that it is true. Show more Show less