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Hi I'm Paul Clark

I'm an unofficial opera star manager (wife), collegian financier (daughter #1) & rabid sports fan (daughter #2)! And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Until I was 19, I had a fairly normal childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah. At age 19 I was called to serve an LDS mission in Brazil. This opened my eyes to the world, and made me appreciate the differences of other cultures and peoples. In college, I met my wife, who was an exchange student from Japan. After we married, we lived in Japan for approximately one year, where I taught conversation English, and studied the Japanese language. Living in Japan only increased my love for other cultures, foods, and people. Returning to the states, both my wife and I continued our higher education in Boston, MA. My wife studied music as a promising opera singer, while I studied marketing and international business. After completing my MBA, my wife and I (along with our two young daughters) moved from to California. We have lived here under the warm sun ever since.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, and was raised by a mother and father that were very dedicated to the gospel as taught in the LDS faith. I was taught at a very young age that I am a child of God and that my Heavenly Father knows me and loves me. I never have doubted these most basic principles. I found joy learning about Jesus Christ through my adolescence and youth through the church's organizations and programs for children and teenagers--including Sunday school, youth programs and seminary (daily Bible study). I had numerous experiences through these programs where I felt the presence of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in my life. During these experiences, the Holy Ghost testified to me that the things I was being taught were true. These testaments came through undeniable and often overwhelming feelings in my heart. These feelings correspond to scriptures in the Bible that tell us that this is the way God speaks to us--through the heart via the Holy Ghost. These were the beginnings of my testimony and witness of Jesus Christ. As I grew to be a young adult, and while I was serving a mission in Brazil, I learned a great deal about other religions and faiths. I saw how people's lives were affected as they tried to follow the teachings that they received. It was during this time of my life where I discovered that many of the most basic truths that I was taught as a young boy were missing from the lives of these people whom I was serving. As I taught the Brazilian people the truths that are part of Christ's gospel, I witnessed dramatic changes in their lives... undeniable changes that I believe can only be explained by the fact that what they were being taught was true. These experiences only strengthened my testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Now later in my life as a grown adult, a husband, a father, my testimony and witness of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ only increases each day. Daily living may be the biggest test of all! As we live our lives in a world that has very different values, very different beliefs, it’s a challenge to stay on the path. In our busy lives at work, at school, in the streets we are surrounded by temptations, falsehoods and lies. My weekly attendance at church reminds me of the bigger picture, an eternal perspective, and gives me the strength to face the daily challenges. Striving to live the principals of the gospel of Jesus Christ every day, although challenging, is what brings us true happiness in this life. I am grateful for the chance I have to serve in the LDS church, and bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who need it. I enjoy talking with all I know about this formula to happiness.