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Hi I'm Clarissa

I was born and raised in Arizona. I am married to a wonderful husband and have two beautiful little girls. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home Mom. I love spending time with my two little girls and finding things to do around the home. I did get my Bachelors with a degree in Exercise and Wellness. I would love to some day get into physical therapy school and become a PT or a PT assistant. I love camping and being outdoors. I love playing most any sport, but my favorite is soccer. I played soccer all through high school and for two years at a community college. Although I love doing many things, the thing I love the most is being with family. I love spending time with my husband and two girls and I always look forward to spending time with mine and my husband's siblings and parents. I love family!

Why I am a Mormon

I am privileged to have been born into a family that is Mormon, otherwise known as LDS or members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I grew up in this church and chose to be baptized and join this church at the age of 8. My love and testimony for this church, and the gospel principles that it teaches did not come in one specific instance. It started when I was a young girl as I was taught by my parents and siblings during family scripture study and Family Home Evening, and as I attended primary and Sunday school at church. My conversion to the church has come one day at a time, one spiritual moment at a time and has been a slow steady progression throughout my life. My testimony grows and is strengthened every time I feel the holy spirit; as I read the scriptures, prepare a lesson, attend a church meeting, provide service to others, and listen to the prophet and apostles. Any time I do something or I witness someone doing something that is good or virtuous I can feel the spirit of the Holy Ghost and know that it is of God, which in turn strengthens my testimony. It makes me feel good inside and I feel like I am of worth. I love being a member of this church. I know that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me and they testify that to me through the Holy Ghost. I know that Joseph Smith was and is a prophet of God and that he did restore the gospel to the Earth in these latter days. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a Prophet of God and leads God's Church today. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and I love the feelings that I receive as I read and study it's teachings. I love being able to attend the temple and the feelings I receive when I go there. I know the covenants and promises that we make there are sacred and they bring me closer to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know that the family is ordained of God. I love my family and the love that we share. I know that if I follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost I will never go astray.

How I live my faith

I love how the church allows all worthy members to serve in a calling. I currently have the opportunity to teach the Youth. For the past two years I have taught the 16-18 year old girls with a couple of other leaders. We take turns teaching each Sunday and then we have activities that we call mutual activities, every Wednesday night. These activities give the youth an opportunity to learn, have fun together and have their relationships grow. We plan these activities with the youth where they can choose to learn a variety of things each week such as how to cook, sew, budget and many other things that they might need to know when they are on their own. We also plan fun activities such as going to the lake, playing "007" and a variety of other games, or doing a progressive dinner where they learn some etiquette. These activities can be just the girls age 16-18, or combined in a variety of different ways with the other youth 12-18 yrs old. In the past, I have also served with the younger children teaching them in Sunday school. I am also a visiting teacher where I go with another lady from our ward to visit and teach 2-3 other women. This allows us to get to know other people, find out their needs and how we can help, and also teach them. This is a great program where as women and Moms' we can help one another and boost each other up as we get to know each other.