What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Clint

I grew up in Idaho on a ranch/farm. I love animals and the great outdoors. I currently live in Colorado and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a father of 6 children. Life is busy and full of challenges and joys. My oldest kids are in college while my youngest three are in high school, middle school, and elementary school. It gives me a while to still be a dad before they all move away. I have a wonderful wife who loves books and movies. We try to get out once a week and go see a movie or just get away for some time together. I work as an engineer which seems to keep me from my true joys of hunting and fishing. We just had a daughter married and so our family has just grown by one more son of whom I am very proud just like the rest of my children. I enjoy wood working and doing things with my hands. Some day I would like to restore an old muscle car. I really need to hike a few of the 14,000 foot and above mountains here in Colorado.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon or member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I know this church is the true, restored church of Jesus Christ upon the earth. I want to be like my Savior and to live the very best life that I can while here upon the earth. Being Mormon helps me to do that. My parents are members of this church but I had to know if it was true for myself. My leaders challenged me to find out by study and prayer if what the church taught was true. I took that challenge as a young man. I studies the Book of Mormon and prayed to our Father in Heaven to know if what I was reading and trying to live was truly His will and restored church. It didn't come right away but the answer did come. The Lord knew that I needed to study and really want to know for myself what it meant to be a member of His restored church upon the earth. It happened one afternoon as I had just finished reading and praying to know. A warm wonderful feeling came over me. It filled me up to overflowing with the confirmation that yes indeed the Book of Mormon was truly the word of God. I was so happy to have felt the confirmation of the Holy Ghost, to now know for myself that these things were true. Well a long story short, I have lived true to that witness given me so many years ago. I know to this day that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the one and only true church upon the face of the earth; that God loves me and all of His children with all of His heart; that Jesus Christ is my personal redeemer who atoned for my sins making it possible through His grace for me to return to Him and our Father in Heaven. I know that Joseph Smith was called as a boy and prepared by God to restore His church again. I know that God has given us a living prophet today by the name of Thomas S. Monson. He is God's mouthpiece for us today just as Moses or Abraham were the mouth pieces of God for his children in times of old. I witness that these things are true!

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by serving others. I work with the youth as a teacher each morning before school starts. The young men and women sacrifice sleep to be to class by 6:30AM each school day morning to listen to me teach them from the scriptures. It is a big calling and I always feel a little overwhelmed but I know the Lord with bless and make me equal to the challenge. I also volunteer my time serving on the board of a charity called Operation Santa Claus. We raise money to help provide food and gifts to under privileged children and their families at Christmas time. We provide food for about 260 needy families and gift to around 1000 children each year. We also support local children and families when medical issues, accidents, or other trials come up. Besides Operation Santa Claus, I am a member of Engineers without Boarders. We seek to improve the lives of people in Brazil, Madagascar, Rwanda Mexico, and many other places with clean water, fuel to cook and keep warm, and schools and medical facilities. As I look back on my life thus far, I begin to see that it is not what you gained in life but what you have given back to your family and community and your brothers and sisters everywhere that will mean all the difference in the end. I love the way that serving others makes me feel and the smiles it brings to others faces to know that people care. I also love to share my testimony of what I know is true so that others can come to know the restored Gospel as I have. I want to follow in my Savior's footsteps and serve Him. He taught, "...Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."(Matt.25:40). May I be the good Samaritan just as others have been to me throughout my life, I will always pray.