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Hi I'm Clark

I am an electrician and a boy scout. I found contentment being a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Australian outback, the eldest of three boys. My father's job required us to move every 2 years or so. Where possible, I was involved in the boy scouts and loved the adventure and consistancy of the programme. I left school at grade 10 to start an apprenticeship as an electrician, still involved in the scouting movement and the community, life was heaps of fun, with many friends, excitement and adventure. However.......something was missing, but unsure what it was. More service and more friends did not fill the void. On my 25th birthday, I decided to find a church, get married and have children. I investigated many church's, but did not feel satisfied with any of them. During this process, two young men on bikes, wearing white shirts pulled up beside me on the footpath. I had no idea who they were or what they did. They however very quickly explained that they were teaching people "where we came from, our purpose here on earth, and what is in store for us in the future". A feeling of contentment and peace came over me. The knowledge of Heavenly father's plan of salvation, the inspiring example of Jesus for me to follow and the guidance and peace of the holy ghost is what I unknowingly needed and desired all my life. And now the real adventure began....

Why I am a Mormon

It is quite simple.....peace and contentment. I had proven to myself at a young age, that even a packed life full of fun, adventure, friends and wholesome activities will not satisfy the soul. The soul when touched by the spirit will give you more peace then any amount of money, possesions or experiences. I love the inspired programes of the church. The singles programmes are fun with many opportunities to make meaningful friends and to find a prospective partner. I must say I did very well. My wife is very confident, intelligent and capable at whatever she desires to achieve. I have a daughter who has me constantly proud of her achievements and her knowledge as she participtes in her sunday school classes and how she interacts with the other kids at the local school. She is a strength to her little friends and delightful student to her teachers. As for me.....the burdon of being a father, husband, son, uncle, employee, youth leader, friend, confidant is a heavy one. I had great concerns as a young adult......but now I feal honoured with such responsibilities. I have awesome role models throughout the scriptures.The ultimate role model is of course Jesus. These days, before I do anything, I ask myself how would Jesus handle this. I also have a living prophet to warn me of coming storms and to teach me my responsibilities. Life is so much simpler and easier if you do not have to re-invent the wheel every time something crops up. It leaves more time for the fruits of life.......family and friends.

How I live my faith

The church gives us opportunities to serve and to teach. What use is knowledge if it is not used? My favourite calling is in the youth program. Most of us at some time in our life had a coach or a leader who gave up his or her time from their family for us. Let me tell you a little secret......After meeting my wife and the birth of my daughter, most of memorable events have been during a camp or activity somewhere. You could say I have one young daughter and about thirty "sons" who have now grown up. Some went on missions, some became sporting stars, some are married with boys of their own and some are now leaders in there own wards. It is a good feeling to know that I may have been someone they needed during the tormultuous years of teenagehood....a role model for those who did not have any at home. I find it keeps me young and energetic....like having a second childhood.