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Hi I'm Clint

I'm a father, a husband, a bank manager, an English football fan, a skier and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college graduate who spent a couple of years running several states for a national mortgage bank. That all came to an end in 2008 . I currently spend my days managing a large credit union in Boulder, the drive is long but the people are great! I have 3 of the coolest kids ever! They keep me busy with all of their activities. Skiing Copper and Winter Park top our list of Colorado adventures. I have a passion for education and love finding ways to improve the schools my kids attend. I am married to a marvelous lady for more than 20 years. I'm a big English football fan. Arsenal is my team. I love skiing, soccer, all college sports, and living in the Centennial state.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the teachings of the church are very ennobling and empowering. The focus of the church is on the family and the important role that it plays in the development of ourselves. The relationships we have as family members not only bind us to each other in this life but can be eternal in nature. We believe that through the restored priesthood power of God that families can be sealed to each other for this life and for eternity. In other words, the greatest relationship that we have in this life, the one that brings the most joy, will last forever if we follow God's commandments for us. As children of God we have the potential to return to live with Him again and to feel of His love for us and be in HIs presence for all eternity with our families. It is conditioned upon our obedience to God and through the atonement of Jesus Christ that we can accomplish these things. What I value most about the Mormon church is the emphasis on the personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We are instructed to know him and to live as He would live and do the things He would do. For me that emphasis on our Saviour places the responsibility of my eternal well being squarely upon my shoulders and empowers me to gain an understanding of Jesus Christ and to act as He does and be a blessing in the lives of my family and my fellow man. Because of these things and a personal witness, through prayer, of the truth of the Mormon Church I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my my faith through teaching the youth of our church as well as dedicating time to the community in the schools my children attend. Until recently I had the privilege of teaching youth ages 14-18 each morning about the principles of the Mormon church and how they can improve their own relationship with Jesus Christ. We refer to these classes as early morning seminary because they typically take place each weekday morning from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM. It is a wonder to me to watch these young people get up each morning and come to learn about the eternal things of life prior to their regular school day. The young people of the Mormon church are a great resource in their communities as examples of good lives lived well. Additionally, I volunteer a lot of my free time to improving the educational environment of the schools in my town. I am part of a group of concerned parents, most of these parents are not Mormon, that have come together to review the education of our children. Our focus has been to improve the current system of education to provide for the enhanced learning of our greatest asset, our children, so that they can one day take the reins of society will all the skills they need to be great citizens of our communities.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Clint
Mormons dont worship Joseph Smith but many people think we do because we talk about him a lot. We view Joseph Smith as being a prophet of God much like Moses, Jacob, and Abraham were prophets of God. We believe that God restored His church to the earth through Joseph Smith. Because of this we honor Joseph Smith but we worship Jesus Christ as our God and King. When I pray I pray to God in the name of Jesus Christ who is our advocate with God the Father. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Clint
We believe in the Bible because it is the word of God. We accept its teachings and strive to live by them. We believe the Bible contains the inspired words of God's prophets in ancient times. It also relates the story of Jesus Christ's earthly ministry. It points each of us to the divine nature of Jesus Christ and of His magnificent atoning sacrifice for each of us. Without the Bible we would know nothing of God's dealings with His ancient prophets and nothing of the exalting mission of Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of the Father. The Bible is a central part of what we teach each Sunday in our meetings and provides us with a record of God's doctrines. Show more Show less