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Hi I'm Clint

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Wyoming and now work as a nurse with troubled youth in Utah.

About Me

I grew up with an amazing set of parents, one a Catholic, and one a self described "jack-mormon" who really didn't want much to do with the Church. When I was 11, my mom converted to the church, my siblings and I were baptized, and my father re-activated his membership. I grew up in Wyoming, got married, when to college and work as nurse. I have worked in NICU, postpartum, pediatrics, and now adolescent psychiatric areas of nursing. I am married to an amazing woman and have two daughters. I like to read tons of books, write stories, draw, imagine, and play video games. I garden, dabble in crafts and creative projects with my kids, and play with our dogs.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was baptized around the age of 11, I didn't really "get" the church until my senior year of high school. At the time, I was getting ready to serve a mission and was handed devastating news on the same day I was going to turn in my mission papers. I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma- bone cancer. Going through that for the next 9 to 10 months derailed my plans. But through it all, God was there, Christ was there, and I was comforted along the way. The fear of death never stepped in...it just didn't seem to be able to take a firm foothold. After surgery, chemotherapy, recovery, and an eventual clean bill of health- I got married, went to nursing school, and started a family. I am a Mormon because my life is too amazing to be just a series of coincidences. I am a Mormon because the knowledge and testimony gained in my faith offers me the answers that I seek- that we all seek. I am a Mormon because its the truth, the complete gospel of Jesus Christ restored to the earth today and because it offers so much comfort- especially now that the world is becoming an increasingly uncomfortable place.

How I live my faith

I have a calling teaching Sunday school to a class of about 7 or 8 six year old children. It is the most fun you can have, they are so bright and wonderful and curious and sweet. Prior to that, my wife and I were serving in the nursery at church- where we got to "babysit" the kids too small for Sunday school, but too big to be carried around while their parents when to their church classes and callings. What an amazing experience! Aside from serving in the church, I live my faith by remembering that we are all Heavenly Father's children. Each person on this earth is someone He loves, cares about, wants to be happy, and wishes to return to Him again someday. I live my faith by trying to remember the love that God has for me...and passing that same sense of pure love along. I think that is why I found myself in the career of a nurse. Its service, charity, compassion, kindness, care, and knowledge- all the things that my Heavenly Father shares with me. I live my faith each day by remembering that I can't get through this life alone, but I do know that Heavenly Father has given each of us instruction, gifts, and talents to help each other out along the way.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Clint
ABSOLUTELY! I look at it this way...when Moses, Noah, Abraham, Isaiah, and the other great prophets of the Bible passed away...was that all God had to share? I believe that God is still interested in our safety, welfare, and happiness- He still wants to guide us, teach us, and bring us back to Him. It only makes sense that Heavenly Father would still have prophets to do just that. We still have questions for Heavenly Father, we still call upon the powers of Heaven, and we still seek guidance...so it only makes sense that God would be willing to provide that guidance in the form of a modern prophet. Show more Show less