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Hi I'm Klint Arley Johnson

I'm a husband, father of 3, and currently a United States Navy Chaplain. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a Latter-day Saint family while my father was in pilot training with the United States Air Force. He retired 34 years later, dragging me to over 12 different schools before high school graduation. After high school I served a LDS mission in Stockton, CA and Phnom Penh Cambodia - where I learned to love and serve the incredibly beautiful Cambodia people. Following my mission I went to Brigham Young University, earning degrees in International relations and public administration. I met my current wife in Sacramento, CA and later moved to London England, where we lived for 8 months while attending school and working. This wonderful opportunity ended a bit shorter than planned when my wife was issued orders to Operation Iraqi Freedom - my wife was in the reserves at the time. In the end she did not end of going because she was pregnant with our first child, who we named Liberty in honor of our freedoms and those that serve. We came back to the US and moved to Arizona, where I have worked for several government agencies. On one 115 degree summer day in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, I felt directed to pursue chaplaincy with the United States Navy and entered seminary to obtain the educational requirements required by the Department of Defense. I am now about to begin life as an active duty chaplain with the Navy. My family and I are eagerly looking forward to this amazing opportunity and to do what God wants of us in this honorable capacity.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon. As a child I went to church and participated in all the activities and opportunities offered in the Church. I view this as a blessing and an amazing opportunity.Yet as I got older I was constantly faced with decisions about how to live my life and what to believe in. I found that as I lived the Gospel, I found great happiness, peace and joy. It says in John 7:17 that if anyone wants to know if something is of God, all they have to do is live the commandments that God has given, and they will know that it is of God. These are the words of Christ that he is giving to his disciples in ancient days. I have found that this is true even today. I have lived the Gospel and found it to be true and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by the live that I live and the love that I give. I have found that the most enduring principle of the Gospel is the love that God offers everyone in he mercy that can be found only through the saving grace of Jesus Christ. I serve in the church community, serving those who have obvious needs, as well as providing fellowship to everyone in the community. I live my faith by trying to be a good neighbor and helping those out around me. Being friendly and nice, especially when it is hard to do so, is where I have found the largest test to my faith - and thus where I try to live it best ...and sometimes with great success:-). I live my faith by helping those around me that go through difficult times to endure it well. I also live my faith by trying to work hard to provide for my family and take care of my duties in the communities in which I live. I vote, I serve, I assist my co-workers, I spend time with my children, I change my babies diapers, I spend some time with my wife. They may seem like normal and usual things, but with the purpose of living my faith I tend to do them much better, as that is what the Gospel does - make you better. I am also just starting my life as an active duty Chaplain with the United States Navy. I am very excited about this opportunity to both serve my country and my God by dedicating my professional life to serving those who protect and defend my freedoms. It is a completely different life than what I have experienced before, but I find it an honor, and an integral part of living my faith, to serve those who serve and defend our nation. Most importantly I live my faith by living my life in such a way that I can have a personal relationship with my Creator. I know that I am a child of God and that God loves all his children. I am excited to be a part of his plan for all of us by accepting his Gospel and living it in every aspect of my life. May God bless you in living the Gospel as he has me.