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Hi I'm Clinton Swapp

I'm a Mormon. I am proud of this fact. I love my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and will do what they would have me do.

About Me

I am 39 years old, married to Joni, the most beautiful and loving woman I have ever met. I have three awesome children, two stepchildren (Brittani-21, Mitchell-16) and Jayce-5 who is my son. I love my job. I work for one of the most incredible companies in AZ, if not the US, at Empire Machinery. I enjoy outdoor activities and sports. I love to hunt and fish and camp. I am very saddened by the reality that the forests that I have loved to visit my entire life have just burned up in the Wallow fire and will not be back to "normal" in my lifetime. I am active in my community. I am on the board of directors of the local community foundation and am a volunteer fire fighter in the Town of Thatcher. I enjoy teaching, reading, studying economics, spending time with my kids, going to the Temple, scuba diving, and visiting with my wife. I have been very blessed in my life and am so glad to be alive.

Why I am a Mormon

I went to church as a child until my parents divorced at the age of 7. I have a very faint recollection of an early discussion with our bishop about my upcoming baptism at age 8. We moved away before my birthday and I missed out on my baptism as my mom went inactive when my parents separated. It was not until I was 12 that I had a chance to have missionary lessons and was finally baptized. I loved the church as a youth but took it for granted as so many youth do, merely going through the motions and never understanding in my heart the true meaning of what it means to give your entire heart and soul to the Lord. As an adult and after years of inactivity, I now understand the true message of the Gospel. I am proud to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I know from experience that without the living the Gospel of Christ, my life was miserable. There was a hole in me that I did not even know was there until it was filled. I am a Mormon because I know without a doubt that true happiness comes from having an unquestionable and unwavering testimony.

How I live my faith

Everyday I ask my son how his day went and what he did. He answers me cheerfully and enthusiastically, as a child will usually do, and is always ready to share with me his actions of the day. He never hesitates because his daily actions are normally good, and even if he did something naughty he knows in his heart that I will love him unconditionally and always forgive him for his faults. I try to live my faith in this same manner by asking myself, "if I were face to face with my Father in Heaven, would I have the same kind of conversation without hesitation, or would I be fearful and ashamed for my actions?" I live my life by trying to always answer yes to that question. Those times that I have to be honest and answer "no", I know what it is that I need to work on.