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Hi I'm Clark Gable

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. It was the most important decision I made in my life

About Me

I grew up in a small town in N. Illinois during the depression. My parents were good people and we were taught to live good lives. I worked in many types of jobs from gardening to construction to television, and retail display work. I was a Boy Scout and became an Eagle Scout and attended a National Jamboree in Valley Forge. I worked on the scout camp staff at Camp Lowden. I graduated from high school and went to college for about a year and a half and was expelled. I began to have problems with my vision and lost my central vision through macular degeneration. I didn't tell many people about my problem and I continued to drive and work at things I could do. I belonged to the Lions Club, the Masons, and the Barbershop Harmony Society. I attended the Methodist Church regularly as I grew up but dropped out for a short time. I began attending again and started looking around at different churches. I enjoyed traveling and went to Florida, Mexico, Arizona and California. I learned about the Mormons on a trip to the west. I enjoyed sports. I played on Grammar School and church teams and with friends in local parks and playgrounds. I returned to college after I joined the LDS Church attending BYU and the University of Utah. I worked at Hill AFB as a programmer and in Military Relocation. I appreciate military families. I enjoy hiking and cross country skiing in the mountains of Utah. I was single most of my life but married a fine lady with 2 children and 6 grandchildren

Why I am a Mormon

I attended the Methodist Church as I grew up but sought more enlightenment as I matured. On a trip through the western USA I heard the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and toured the grounds and learned about the Mormons. I met several of them on this trip and was given a Book of Mormon and invited to the home of a Mormon family. When I got back home I attended the local church and studied with the missionaries and received an assurance that I was joining the Lords church so I was baptized. I moved out west and graduated from Brigham Young University and the University of Utah and married a good woman in the temple for time and all eternity. She has two children and 6 grandchildren and we love and support them. We do research on our ancestors and perform vicarious ordinances for them and we have served several missions for the church and brought many people into the church and back into activity. We believe we all lived with God as His spirit children before we came here to this earth. He loves each one of us and wants us to dwell with Him eternally. His son Jesus Christ came to earth and atoned for our sins and died and came back to life to prepare a way for all of us to be redeemed from death and hell. The Holy Ghost can assure each one of us that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the Lords church.

How I live my faith

One of the things I learned as I met Mormons and studied about the church was that it was a way of life. The Mormons didn't just go to church on Sunday they lived their religion every day of the week. There is no Pastor who is paid to look after a congregation. Each member is expected to look after some members and to serve in various responsibilities without pay. I have served as a scout leader, youth teacher, and in various teaching and leadership positions at the Ward and Stake level. I have served in these various positions while I was in college and while I was working. While in Salt Lake City I also served as a tour guide and host on Temple Square where I first learned about the church. I have always tried to share my beliefs with other people so they can also experience the joy that I have in belonging to the Lord's Church. My wife and I are about to serve our 4th full time mission for the church. We continue to maintain relationships with people we have met on these missions.