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Hi I'm Clint

I'm a solar PV engineer and an entrepreneur, I have a twin brother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Though I live in the city, I love the country life - forests, wildlife, fishing, gardening, hunting. I'm very active in Boy Scouting, and love working with youth. My wife and I have a 5 year old girl who just started kindergarten and a 2 year old boy..life is busy but good! For fun, I like to go camping with family and friends, especially near a lake full of trout. I do a little gunsmithing and reloading on the side, and I like to do things with my hands such as building and working on cars. I've just discovered a like for starting small businesses, I like the idea of making jobs for other people, so I'm giving that a try too on top of all the other things I already have in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a long line of "jack mormons" on both sides of my family. Living the gospel and church activity was not always a priority, and many times not looked up to. But after becoming "lazy" in the gospel in high school and college, I realized something was missing and I was not happy. Despite all the "freedom" I thought I enjoyed outside the guidelines of Jesus's teachings, I realized life was in a rut and going nowhere. I came back to the church, got my life in order, and married a wonderful woman who recognized the potential in me even when I didn't. And things just continue to get better. Am I rich and have it all? No. Is life perfect now? No. But we're happy, we're surrounded by those who care for us, and I know from having lived both ways that I want to be an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.

How I live my faith

Since returning to activity, I married this wonderful woman for time and all eternity and know that our children will be part of our eternal family. These children keep me wanting to do the right thing for them, and I know I must set the example for them so I make sure we attend church together every Sunday, we hold Family Home Evening, we read scriptures and say our prayers, all the little things that add up. I've served in positions in the Young Men's organization and a bishopric for the last 8 years now and I love it. I'm no spiritual giant, and I don't have all the answers, but I've found a willingness to serve and a love for others is really all God asks of us - he supplies the rest as we're ready for it. It's been tough, my own family has taken offense at some things and has withdrawn completely from church activity, so I often feel alone in my decision but I can't deny what the Spirit has testified to me - that this is the right life to live. And I try to always do the right thing...every time, even for no other reason than just because it is the right thing to do. I'm not perfect, or even close, but I know that if I'm faithful in my efforts, God will be faithful in his to help me return to him some day.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Clint
There is a part of us, let's call it our "intelligence", that has always been. It's eternal, has always been and will always be. But there is no joy in that part of us being alone, separated from our loving Father in Heaven or from our own families. We seek after an "eternal life", to exist as "forever families" and once again be in the presence of God. This is God's plan, and by providing Christ as our Savior, we can be cleansed of our sins through the atonement. So if we are obedient to His laws and ordinances, doing all the we can to live right, and accept and utilize the gift of the atonement, we can one day return to live with God and share in all that He has. Show more Show less