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Hi I'm Clair

I'm a family man and business entrepeneur. I'm a father of six children and have sixteen grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a farm in a large family in eastern Idaho and was raised in the church. It was central to our lives and the way we lived. At the age of 17, I took flying lessons and got my pilot license. I served a mission for the church in Germany and then graduated from BYU. Before graduating, I married my wife and we had six children. They are now all raised and married and we are blessed at the present time with sixteen grandchildren. I co-founded a successful technology company and later sold it and have co-founded two more companies since then. My passions in life revolve around doind things with my family, such as boating, wake boarding, traveling and serving in various callings in the church. I have served as a bishop among many other callings. I love to be with people and to do things for them. Music is also a big part of my life as well, and I'm a technology gadget hound. I learned to play the piano when I was just three years old and the organ at twelve. Growing up, my family were all singers.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. My parents taught and lived the gospel standards in our home and were heavily involved in serving in the church. As a result, I was taught the principles of the gospel early on and I saw how beneficial they were to me and our family. It provided a very strong foundation in living our lives and helped us to stay away from the dangers of the world. Even so, I've had to endure my own challenges to my faith and temptations of the world. I've often felt that wihtout the influence of the church, I would have fallen victim to worldly influences. So, the church has been a great help to me. There have been many times where I have felt a very strong presence of feelings deep in my heart about the teachings and principles of the gospel. This has confirmed to me that the things I believe in are true. I have also felt direct answers to my prayers. Other times, I've had to struggle in finding answers where they haven't come to me in a direct or immediate response. But, over time, they've come and I can see how my family and I have been guided and blessed. Our children and grandchildren now are also being blessed this same way. The gospel has given my wife and me an eternal perspective. Knowing that we have a loving Heavenly Father who loves us and wants to bless us is vital. I know where I came from and why I'm here on the earth and where I go after this earth life. Hopefully, that is to return to Him and be with my family. So, when trials come and a loved one passes, I know that it is not the end, but that there's hope and trust that there is much in the future to look forward to. My wife and I have an eternal bond that lasts beyond this life here on this earth, and that is a result of the blessings of the temple.

How I live my faith

My most important calling is being a father, husband and grandfather to my family. We strive to live the gospel in our home. It's a place of safety from the world, full of love and service. I try to live this in the community as well. I like to help with charitible causes and helping people. In the church, I've served a lot as an organist, choir director, youth leader and as a bishop. A bishop is responsible for overseeing the congregation and serving them, much like a pastor. I did this for more han six years. It's a very heavy responsibility and very time consuming, but it has been my most favorite calling. I like to help the poor or those who are ill and the elderly. My wife and I also get involved with organizations who help people in other countries. For instance, we support orphanages in India and sposor fresh water wells, which are vital to the health and well-being of communities. We've also been involved with and support those attend universities who couldn't otherwise afford doing so. We believe strongly in the "giving back" motto in doing for others what they can't do for themselves. We also serve one day a week in our local temple.