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Hi I'm Clark

I grew up in Idaho on a family farm, moved to Arizona as a teenager and married my high school sweetheart and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Father of six wonderful children and Grandfather to 3 beautiful grandbabies. I married my high school sweet heart and have had 25 years of the best times of my life with her and our children. It has been a pure joy raising and continuing to raise four sons and two daughters. Yes, it is a lot of hard work, personal sacrifice, sometimes sleepless nights to be deeply involved in the lives of our children but it is so worth it. They have become great students and model citizens. The oldest four have earned scholarships to a major university, two of which have graduated with Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and the other two are working hard to that end. I grew up on a farm in Idaho and at age 11 was driving a large truck from the potato fields to the potato storage barn several miles away. I learned that hard work, being up early in the morning and doing things you don't like to do helps you become a successful person. We wanted this for our children but living in the city is difficult to provide your children with these teachings. We decided as a young married couple that church, education and sports would become our 'farm program' to help teach our children these important life skills. It hasn't been easy but these things truly have engrained in them, hard work, persistents, sacrifice, patience, love of God, family and fellowman and they are finding great success and happiness in life. Our family truly is our greatest treasure and we cherish it.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon), but I had to go through my own conversion process. I believed my parents and I believed the church and it's teachings were true but I didn't know or have a spiritual witness for myself until I was a young single adult. I decided to serve a mission for my church but I was leaving behind the girl that I loved and wanted to marry. In the first month of being a missionary I was lonely and homesick for her and I decided I had to find out for myself if what I believed from my parents and the teachings of the church I belonged to was really true or not, if not, I was going home to get married. I found a secluded place and I knelt down and opened my heart to God pleading for a spiritual witness, a confirmation that what I was doing was His will. That confirmation came to me in a powerful way and I felt in that moment a warmth and sweet peace throughout my entire body. I felt the love of my Savior and I determined that I would serve him all my life. That was about 27 years ago and I have had many witnesses and confirmations through the Holy Ghost since that time. I know it to be true and have tried to pattern my life and taught my children to pattern their lives after these teachings and we enjoy great happiness and prosperity along with hard and very difficult times thrown in. I and my family are witnesses of God's love for his children and we testify of Christ, He is our Savior and Redeemer and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is His church and kingdom here upon the earth. We also testify that the Book of Mormon is God's word delivered and written down by prophets that lived here in the Ancient America's, that Joseph Smith is the prophet of the restoration and Thomas S. Monson is His mouth piece and our prophet today. Of these things I and my family solemnly testify!

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to work closely with the youth, ages 12-18, for some 25 years of my married life. I and my fellow church leaders have organized large youth dances, sporting events, wilderness camps, high adventure camps, scout camps, girls camps and water activity camps for youth from 10 to 800 in number. These times have been highlights is serving in the church. I and my three brothers are Eagle scouts, as are 3 of my sons and one more on the way. Scouting methods and ideals have been taught to me as a boy and throughout my life. I currently have the opportunity to serve as a scout District Chairman. That is, I work with fellow scouters in my community from many different faiths in organizing and managing scouting events and activities. We serve almost 5900 scouts and 2300 adult leaders in my district. It is very rewarding to serve with such great people, members of my faith as well as many wonderful members of other faiths in the pursuit of trying to help shape the lives of boys in positive ways.