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Hi I'm Ed Clark

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of three children, an older boy and two younger girls. I am an insurance agent and I teach courses in financial planning for financial planners. In my spare time, I enjoy sports and reading.

Why I am a Mormon

I am an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have come to know that the Book of Mormon is companion scripture with the Bible. I also have come to know that Christ has restored His Church to the earth, and leads His church today through prophets and apostles just as He did anciently. The church and it's teachings have brought great peace and happiness to my life.

How I live my faith

I am involved in the missionary efforts of the church, and have special responsibility for missionary efforts within the boundaries of my ward. I enjoy working with other members of the Church and encouraging them to share the Gospel with others. I also enjoy working with other members I am assigned to visit monthly as a "home teacher" and encouraging them in their efforts to live and apply the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I enjoy reading the scriptures and seeking to understand and apply the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to my own life.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Ed Clark
The real answer is that the Lord directs who the holders of His priesthood are. The Lord is in charge of His priesthood. Personally, though, I believe part of the reason the priesthood is given to men is to make them equal partners with women. Women have an innate desire to serve others. It is their nature. In fact, the women in our church have their own organization called the Relief Society, which is a natural extension of their desires to give charitable service to others. The leaders of this organization in each unit of the Church worldwide are all women. The priesthood that male members of the church hold gives men the equal responsibility to reach out in love and service to others. It is not about power or control. It is about service to the needs of others. Show more Show less