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Hi I'm Clair

I grew up in Utah. I have lived in Texas, Arizona and now Indiana for the last 26 years and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an IT professional and manage a Data Center. I have a great family with 7 grandchildren, six of which are granddaughters. I was the first college graduate in my family and have a master's degree. I served a mission for my church in the Alaskan Canadian Mission, which includes all of Alaska, the Yukon & British Columbia Canada. I like to spend time with youth. I have hiked Knobstone Trail in southern Indiana (53 miles) twice. It is a difficult trail. It is the equivalent of hiking the Grand Canyon twice and not for wimps. My wife, my children, grandchildren and the church are the greatest blessings in my life. My wife is wonderful and the light of my life. We have been married for 43 years. I'm amazed that she has put up with me for that long.

Why I am a Mormon

My family roots in the church are early and deep. My ancestors, on both sides, came to Utah in the 1850's and helped to settle parts of Utah. However, this does not determine ones testimony of the church. Each individual has to find out for himself if the church is true or not. Was Joseph Smith truly a prophet? Did he really see the Father and the Son? Is the Book Of Mormon True? And through the whisperings of the still small voice of the Holy Ghost I have found the answers to those questions. And the answer is YES! I have seen the Lords hand in our lives. I have felt His love for us, his children here upon this earth. I have seen miracles brought to pass by the power of the priesthood. I have had many prayers answered as I have reached out for answers in trying times. I know that my Redeemer lives. That through Him I can again return to my Father In Heaven's presence. But it is only thought the Savior and His Atonement for my sins. And I have learned that families can be together forever. I can not imagine not having my family with me in the eternities. And Temples make this possible. Life is good even in difficult circumstances if we have the Savior to lean on. Always remember to look up. He is always there to help us if we are willing to ask in faith. Always remember to keep the faith. Faith is belief in action!! It take effort on our part.

How I live my faith

I am an ecclesiastical leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (nicknamed "Mormon" because of the Book Of Mormon). I work with 9 congregations in a regional area. I spend much of my free time helping these congregations focus on having the Savior in their lives. I'm not paid by the church. My time and efforts are all voluntary. I travel about 17,000 miles a year on church related assignments. It blesses my life to be of service to others. I want to do as Christ would do. For when we are in the service of our fellow beings, we are only in the service of our God. I am asked at time to coordinate disaster recovery projects in my regional area. One such activity was the flooding that we experienced in 2006 in Martinsville and Terre Haute. Many hours were donated by members of the church in helping the flood victims of there areas. And I spend many hours with the youth. They are truly a joy in my life. We have great young people in the church all over the world.